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Knox County, Texas
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Knox County, Texas Facts

Knox County

When was Knox County, TX Created?
Allen County was created on February 1, 1858 (organized on March 1886 ) from Young Territory. This county was named for Henry Knox, the first secretary of war of the United States (1785–1794) .

What is the County Seat of Knox County, TX?
The County Seat is located in Benjamin also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Knox County, TX?
Bordering Counties are Foard County (north), Baylor County (east), Haskell County (south), King County (west).

What cities and towns are in Knox County, TX?
Cities and towns located in the County include Benjamin, Goree, Knox City, Munday.

Knox County, TX Vital Records

Where can find Knox County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Knox County vital records can be found at the Texas Office of Vital Records has copies of birth and death records reported from 1903. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Texas for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Knox County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Texas Birth and Death Certificate, Marriage or Divorce Verification Application to mail.

Knox County, TX Census Records

What Knox County, TX census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Knox County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Knox Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Knox Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1860, 1870 and 1880. Knox Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1860.

Another census resource is the Texas, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index from 1820-1890. One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Texas Census Records Research Guide.

Knox County, TX Courthouse and Government Records

Knox County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Knox County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Knox County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Texas Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Knox County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 196, Benjamin 79505
  • Knox County Clerk is the place where all transactions having to do with land are recorded and kept on file. They take marriage license applications, issues marriage licenses, files the license after the marriage, and maintains a permanent record of the marriage, surveys and plats of subdivisions, Armed Forces discharge papers for all veterans who reside in the county. Some naturalization records have been found with the deeds.
    • Phone: (940) 459-2441
    • Birth & Death Records: 1905 for Birth; 1909 for death
    • Marriage Records: 1886
    • Land Records: 1886
    • Probate Records: 1886 
    • Court Records: 1886
  • Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1846-1910
  • Texas Land Title Abstracts
  • BLM Land Records

Knox County, TX Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Knox County, TX?
A list of Knox County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Texas Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Knox County, TX Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Knox County, TX?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Knox County.

Knox Co. TX Books,Newspapers & Publications

Knox Co. TX Cemeteries & Church Records

Knox Co. TX Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Knox Co. TX General and History Websites

Knox Co. TX Immigration & Naturalization

Knox Co. TX Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Knox Co. TX Military Records

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