Place:Benton, Bossier, Louisiana, United States


Coordinates32.695°N 93.741°W
Located inBossier, Louisiana, United States
Contained Places
Cottage Grove Cemetery
Lay Cemetery
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Benton is a town in, and the parish seat of, Bossier Parish, in the U.S. state of Louisiana. The population was 1,948 at the 2010 census but grew to 2,087 in 2018. The town is named for 19th century U.S. Senator Thomas Hart Benton, a Democrat from Missouri and an ally of U.S. President Andrew Jackson.

The larger Bossier City is located south of Benton. In Benton Square downtown near the Bossier Parish School Board office, the town maintains several historical buildings, including primitive cabins, a one-room schoolhouse museum, and the boyhood home of William Clark Hughes, who was the Speaker of the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1926 to 1928.

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