Place:Benton, Washington, United States

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Benton County is a county located in the south-central portion of the State of Washington. As of the 2010 census, its population was 175,177. The county seat is Prosser, and its largest city is Kennewick. The Columbia River makes up the north, south, and east boundaries of the county.

Benton County was created out of Klickitat County and Yakima County on March 8, 1905. and was named after Missouri Senator Thomas Hart Benton.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1884 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1884 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1885 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1905 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1905 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1905 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1910 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1910 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1910 7,937
1920 10,903
1930 10,952
1940 12,053
1950 51,370
1960 62,070
1970 67,540
1980 109,444
1990 112,560

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