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Benton County, Tennessee

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  • Caleb Abimlick Herrin (1789 - 1862)
    Veteran - Caleb A Herrin, Tennessee Militia, War of 1812 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Son of William E. Herrin and M. Agnes Abimlick. Husband of Sarah Frazier McWhorter married 1810....
  • Pvt. William Henry Rushing, (USA) (1840 - 1918)
    Veteran - Private, Companies B & A, 7th Tennessee Cavalry,(Union) enlisted in Carroll Co. TN on 8/16/1862. Mustered in Benton Co. TN on 8/17/1862. Furnishing his own horse and equipment and was due a ...
  • James Henry Jones (1883 - 1946)
  • Marion Alvin Tanner Jones (1862 - 1950)
    Death Certificate
  • Amanda Jane Jones (1864 - 1922)
    Death Certificate

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Benton County is located in northwest Tennessee, bordering the western branch of the Tennessee River and 30 miles south of the Kentucky border. Aside from Camden, other major communities include agrarian communities Big Sandy and Holladay. It is known well in the area for its duck hunting and fishing industries, and in the past, was recognized for sorghum production, although it is no longer produced there.

Benton County was formed in 1835 from part of Humphreys County. It was named in honor of David Benton (1779–1860), who was an early settler in the county and a member of the Third Regiment, Tennessee Militia in the Creek War.

Adjacent Counties

Cities, Towns & Communities

  • Big Sandy
  • Camden (County Seat)
  • Eva
  • Holladay (part)
  • Post Oak



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