Knox County

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Knox County is named for Henry Knox, who was the first secretary of war of the United States from 1785 to 1794.

 

Created:  February 1, 1858

County Seat: 

Benjamin  1858 – present

 

County Courthouse – Benjamin  

 

Location:  NE – West Cedar Street / South Hinton Street

Built:  1934 – 1935

Style:  Moderne

Architect:  Voelcker & Dixon

Contractor:  Dolph-Bateson Construction Company.

 

Description:  The building faces south and is a three story granite and limestone structure. The building is located on spacious grounds. The south front has a central entrance. There are low relief panels and carved ornamental friezes. The steel casement windows are vertical. The roof line is flat.

 

See:  The architect, Voelcker & Dixon designed other courthouses in Cottle CountyGrayson CountyGregg CountyJack CountyMidland CountyRockwall County, Van Zandt County and Wilbarger County.

 

Note:  The previous courthouse was designed by McQuirk & Lewis and constructed by Ferier Brothers and Wirz in 1886.

 

Courthouses: 

N – Foard County

E – Baylor County

S – Haskell County

W – King County

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2014