This Historical Marker is located about 1.9 miles from Lytle on FM 3175. I was not able to enter the area due to a locked gate. I would love to know how I can receive access to the cemetery so if someone has contact information please set me know. I would like to have pictures of this area. I did find some photos online but not many.
Historical Marker Reads:
Benton City Cemetery
Benton City Cemetery (Established 1870). First public cemetery in this community, which was famous in early days for its outstanding school, aggressive businesses, and newspaper, the Benton City “Era.” Site was given by James M. Jones, farmer-livestock raiser and leading citizen, whose rock house stood nearby. Jones and family moved here in 1869, when Atascosa County (with Amphion the county seat) was a frontier region of south Texas. Interred here are pioneers and veterans of Indian warfare, the Civil War, World War I, World War II, and other conflicts.
Recorded Historical Marker Year 1970