Place:Benton, Tennessee, United States

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NameBenton
Alt namesBentonsource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates36.083°N 88.083°W
Located inTennessee, United States     (1807 - )
See alsoHumphreys, Tennessee, United StatesParent county (source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990)
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Benton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 16,489. Its county seat is Camden.

Benton County is located in northwest Tennessee, bordering the western branch of the Tennessee River and 30 miles south of the Kentucky border. Aside from Camden, other major communities include agrarian communities Big Sandy and Holladay. It is known well in the area for its duck hunting and fishing industries, and in the past, was recognized for sorghum production, although it is no longer produced there.

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Timeline

Date Event Source
1807 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1820 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1836 Court records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1836 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1838 Marriage 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
1881 Birth records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1900 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
1840 4,772
1850 6,315
1860 8,463
1870 8,234
1880 9,780
1890 11,230
1900 11,888
1910 12,452
1920 12,046
1930 11,237
1940 11,976
1950 11,495
1960 10,662
1970 12,126
1980 14,901
1990 14,524

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External Links

  • Outstanding guide to Benton County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county histories, cemeteries, churches, naturalizations, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.


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