The town of Post, Texas is the county seat of Garza County and was founded by Charles William Post, known for his Post cereals and other grain products. Post had been attracted by the relatively undeveloped area nearby and in 1906, he acquired 213,324 acres that now straddle Garza, Hockley and Lynn Counties in Texas. Out of this, he carved out a large tract for his own Double U Ranch and laid out a model town situated in Garza County. Continue reading Post, Texas
The town of Denison, Texas (located at
Benjamin, Texas (coordinates 33°35′00″N 99°47′36″W) is the county seat of Knox County. Benjamin Bedford was the son of Hilory Green Bedford (1840-1927) who founded the town in the 1880s. Little is known about the town’s namesake Benjamin Bedford, other than the fact that he was killed by a lightning strike when he was about 19 years old in 1878.
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Its name comes from the nearby Turkey Creek and the community was originally known as Turkey Roost because of the wild turkeys that were found on the creek. It was thought to have been settled in the 1890s and a Methodist church congregation was established in 1892. The current name of Turkey was first used when the first post office was set up in 1893. The first train service arrived about 1928. It currently houses around 500 residents.
The following classified ad appeared in the Galveston Daily News, August 15, 1903:
“ORDINARILY YOU DO NOT WANT TO TELL YOUR WIFE VERY MUCH.