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Davick Services recommends the Facebook Group "West Texas History & Memories" for history, famous people, old photos, stories, unclaimed estates and genealogy of the Western Half of Texas . . . Check it out and join the conversation

Life in Knox County Texas 1850 - 1950

Knox County, Texas from 1850 to 1950 as pictured in archived government photographs, vintage postcards, old school yearbooks and newspapers. This was life in Texas as our parents, grandparents and ancestors from  Benjamin, Goree, Knox City, Munday, Rhineland, Truscott and Vera saw it.

New and Black Family in Truscott 1927New and Black Family in Truscott 1927

In 1927 the New and Black families posed together in front of their car in Truscott Texas for this huge old portrait of life in Knox County Texas

James Thomas Black and Mary Black in 1927James Thomas Black and Mary Etta New Black

In 1927 James Thomas Black and his wife Mary Eta New Black posed for this portrait in Truscott Texas.. They came to Texas in the late 1890s from Wayne County, KY. The pioneering couple lived in Truscott and then later in Crowell until their death.

Life in Knox County Texas 1850 - 1950L V Roberson's Photo Wagon in Truscott in 1917

In 1917 L.V. Robertson posed with his family and photo wagon in Truscott Texas

Knox County Courthouse in 1888Knox County Courthouse in 1888

In 1888 men, women and children gathered at the Knox County Courthouse in Benjamin to celebrate the opening of their new courthouse

Jones Drug in Knox City in 1930sJones Drug in Knox City in 1930s

Post card from the 1930s shows a well-stocked Jones Drug Store  in Knox City

Horses in Benjamin 1924Horses in Benjamin 1924

In 1924 fourteen horses in their corral with one un-mounted cowboy managing them in the back in Benjamin Texas in 1924

Rhineland Texas in 1900Rhineland Texas in 1900


Cotton Gin in Knox CityCotton Gin in Knox City

Cotton trailers parked and waiting to get into gin in Knox City about 1920

Cotton Yard in Knox CityCotton Yard in Knox City

Bales of ginned cotton, partially wrapped in burlap is waiting to be shipped in Knox City in the 1920s. Gin and smokestack can be seen in background.


West Texas History & Memories

Early Life in Texas County by County

Books about Texas People and Places

Amazing People from Texas County by County

Texas History in the 19th Century (Amazon)

Texas History by Category and Event

Books about Knox County People and Places

Books about Knox County PeopleStories about about Munday, Knox City, Goree, Truscott, Gilliland and Benjamin Texas.


What's your Favorite Book about a Texas County, Town, Person or Place? Here's our best reads list County by County


Mysterious TexasTrue Stories of Amazing People and Places in Texcas
 Loneliest, Least Populated Counties in Texas
Texas Cowboy HistoryBooks about Texas People County by County

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