Benton City Cemetery

Lytle, Atascosa County, Cemeteries of Texas

Photo submitted by James & Debbie Collins

From Lytle, take FM 3175 about 1.9 miles southeast to Cemetery.


 I was born and raised right here in the small community of Lytle.  For the past year and a half now, my wife and I have been 'cleaning-up' and 'restoring' the old "Benton City Historical Cemetery".   I estimate that the project might be completed by this time next year   ~   I have an awful lot of restoration work to do on many of the old broken and damaged headstones. We are very proud and honored to say that we have it about 85% cleaned-up and looking beautiful   ~   After '132' years, the people buried there are finally getting the 'Respect' that they so righteously deserve !  James & Debbie Collins

  Historical Marker


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