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Benton County Is Up For Adoption!

Map of Benton County

Benton was established on February 18, 1840, it's county seat is Fowler. It was named for Thomas H. Benton, U.S. Senator from Missouri.

This county is available for adoption. If you are interested in adopting the county or if you have data you would like to submit for this site, please contact me by clicking on the link "Contact Me" in the top menu above [intttp@gmail.com]. Becoming a county administrator is very rewarding.

There are many kinds of data you can submit, both large amounts and small. Any thing from a complete database to just a family group sheet of your own family. Bibles, bios, cemetery, church records census, land, military, newspaper snippets, obits, school materials, or vital records are welcome. There are many other types of records that I probably am missing right now, but all would be a much appreciated addition to this county.

Neighboring counties: Iroquois County, Illinois, Vermilion County, Newton County, Jasper County, White County, Tippecanoe County and Warren County.

Cities, towns and unincorporated places: Ambia, Boswell, Chase, Dunnington, Earl Park, Fowler, Freeland Park, Lochiel, Otterbein, Oxford, Raub, Swanington, Talbot, Swanington, Talbot, Templeton and Wadena.

Extinct towns places: Atkinson and Dunn

Benton has 11 Townships: Bolivar, Center, Gilboa, Grant, Hickory Grove, Oak Grove, Parish Grove, Pine, Richland, Union and York.

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