|Benton County Information||Online Resources|
Benton County, founded September 30, 1836, was formed from Washington County, and is located in the northwest corner of Arkansas on the Ozark plateau. It adjoins Oklahoma to the west and Missouri to the north. The county seat is Bentonville, named in honor of U.S Senator Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri, who was instrumental in helping the Arkansas Territory achieve statehood in 1836.
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|Useful Addresses||Benton County Queries|
215 E. Central, Suite 217
Bentonville, AR 72712-0699
Benton County Clerk
P.O. Box 699
Bentonville, AR 72712-0699
Benton County Archives
300 W. Poplar St.
Rogers, AR 72756
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|Researcher's Web Sites||Neighboring Counties|
FIELDS and HEWITT Families
HAMMACK's of Benton County, Arkansas
John W. LEE's Genealogy Tree
TUCKER Families of Benton County, AR
Arkansas County Courthouses
Northwest Arkansas Publications
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