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Benton County, Mississippi

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Please add profiles of those who were born, lived or died in Benton County, Mississippi.

It is locally believed that residents convinced the post-Civil War Reconstruction government that Benton County was named after U.S. Senator Thomas Hart Benton, but the name actually honored Confederate Brigadier General Samuel Benton of nearby Holly Springs in Marshall County.

Adjacent Counties

Towns & Communities

  • Ashland (County Seat)
  • Canaan
  • Hickory Flat
  • Hopewell
  • Lamar
  • Michigan City
  • Salem
  • Snow Lake Shores
  • Winborn



Davis Mills Battle Site

Holly Springs National Forest (part)

Genealogy Trails

MS Gen Web

Benton County History