Place:Benton, Arkansas, United States

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NameBenton
Alt namesBentonsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates36.333°N 94.333°W
Located inArkansas, United States     (1863 - )
See alsoWashington, Arkansas, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
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Benton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. The U.S. Census Bureau 2010 population is 221,339.[1] The county seat is Bentonville. Benton County was formed on 30 September 1836 and was named after Thomas Hart Benton, a U.S. Senator from Missouri. As of 2012, Benton County voters elected to make the county wet, or a non-alcohol prohibition location.

Benton County is part of the FayettevilleSpringdaleRogers, AR-MO Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1837 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1837 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1840 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1840 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1861 Marriage records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1863 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1866 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1840 2,228
1850 3,710
1860 9,306
1870 13,831
1880 20,328
1890 27,716
1900 31,611
1910 33,389
1920 36,253
1930 35,253
1940 36,148
1950 38,076
1960 36,272
1970 50,476
1980 78,115
1990 97,499

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