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Benton County, Arkansas

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Benton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 221,339, making it the second-most populous county in Arkansas. The county seat is Bentonville. The county was formed on September 30, 1836 and was named after Thomas Hart Benton, a U.S. Senator from Missouri. In 2012, Benton County voters elected to make the county wet, or a non-alcohol prohibition location.

The Battle of Pea Ridge (March 7–8, 1862), also known as the Battle of Elkhorn Tavern, took place in the American Civil War near Leetown, northeast of Fayetteville, Arkansas.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns, Townships & Communities

  • Avoca
  • Bella Vista
  • Bentonville (County Seat)
  • Bethel Heights
  • Cave Springs
  • Centerton
  • Cherokee City
  • Decatur
  • Elm Springs (part)
  • Garfield
  • Gateway
  • Gentry
  • Gravette
  • Highfill
  • Hiwasse
  • Little Flock
  • Lost Bridge Village
  • Lowell
  • Maysville
  • Pea Ridge
  • Prairie Creek
  • Rogers
  • Siloam Springs
  • Springdale (part)
  • Springtown
  • Sulphur Springs
  • Townships 1-13



National Register of Historic Places

Logan Cave National Wildlife Refuge

Ozark National Forest (part)

Pea Ridge National Military Park

AR Gen Web

Genealogy Trails

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USGW Archives

Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society