in the heart of the Columbia Basin


Hello, I'm Susan Davis Faulkner, your new Benton County USGenWeb Coordinator. When I saw that April was putting this site up for adoption, I was concerned. She has done a wonderful job and cares about research in this area. The shoes she would leave behind would be big shoes to fill. After thinking about it, I decided I was up to the challenge. April has allowed me time to take on this responsibility slowly.

I became the Franklin County USGenWeb Coordinator in 2003. As I have researched information for Franklin County, I have also found information for Benton County. This is largely due to the fact that the highest populated area of each county is where these two counties meet; the TriCities. Activity in one county can not help but impact the neighboring county, and the history of these counties reflects this story.

I will be adding, updating, and altering this site slowly as I put my own touches and style to the information April has already made available. If you have questions or items you would like me to add, please contact me at denmother4@hotmail.com.

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A little about Benton County:

Benton County, Washington is located in the Southeastern corner of Washington State.

It is bordered on the west by Klickitat and Yakima Counties, on the north by Grant County,
on the east by Franklin and Walla Walla Counties and on the south by Umatilla County in Oregon State.

Benton County's largest cities are Kennewick and Richland. Together with Pasco
(found across the Columbia River in Franklin County) these three cities are also known as the Tri-Cities.

Benton County is also home to part of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.

For more information on Benton County see History Link's article.


Please Pray for our Soldiers and their Families


Historic Pictures of Benton County WA


Pictures from the Evergreen Cemetery and pictures of the Pasco Naval Base



This page is part of the USGenWeb Project.

If you would like to contribute your data or create a county page within Washington State, please contact Mike Sweeney.

You are our 43057 visitor since January 10, 1997! Thank you for visiting please come back soon!

Thanks to April Brown, past Benton County Coordinator 1997-2007

Benton County, WA USGenWeb site maintained by Susan Davis Faulkner
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