Benton County is located in north central Indiana, situated half-way between Indianapolis and Chicago on the Illinois State Line.  Our County is over 90 percent agriculture and is one of Indiana’s top agriculture communities thanks to our rich, high-yielding soil.  We may be known for our wide open spaces, rich farm ground and traditional farming, however in 2008 we welcomed the future and became known as the "Home of Indiana's FIRST wind farm."

Check out our Benton County Resource Guide

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On-line GIS Mapping!

SEARCH Benton County property aerial maps, parcel assessment information as well as tax
information. Click Here to give it a try.

New! Find the permit you need in one place! Click here to view the list of permits.

                  fowler forecasts

Frequent Questions

Can I tour a Benton County Wind Farm? 
Absolutely! Tours run from April-October and can be scheduled by calling Kelly in the Economic Development Office at 884-2080. Click Here to see what a tour is all about!

Local Events:

Beyond the August 2014 Employment Numbers...
Indiana's labor force has grown by more than 51,000 over the past year at a rate that is over 5 times the national rate growth (1.6% vs 0.3%)
Indiana still leads the nation in manufacturing job growth over the past year, and is 2nd in the nation in rate of growth over the past year. 
Indiana continues to have the highest concentration of private sector manufacturing jobs in the U.S. 
The Hoosier State ranks 9th in the nation over the past year in construction job growth
Indiana's private sector job growth over the past year ranks 9th in the nation.
To see all the Beyond August 2014 Employment Numbers, click here.
To view the State Unemployment Rankings, click here. Benton County ranks 30th!

Reminder: The Benton County Chamber of Commerce
 membership call out is tonight, Wednesday, October 22nd from 6-8 at the Benton County Country Club. Join us from 6-7pm for Hors d'oeuvres and social hour (1 free drink ticket included), 7-8pm call out meeting with keynote speaker Julia Leahy, Executive Director Carroll County Chamber of Commerce.  View the callout flyer here.
The mission of the County Chamber is to provide it's members with services, programs, and benefits designed to promote their success, thereby enhancing the well-being of the Benton County Community. 

The Purdue Extension Office
will be holding a Dining with Diabetes class. Dining with Diabetes will show you how easy it is to prepare delicious and healthy recipes for you and your family. Classes begin November 3rd at the Earl Park Public Library from 4-6 pm. Please register by October 27th. For more information or questions, call 765-884-0140. For a flyer/registration form, click here.

7 tips to boost your energy:
Stress management, Exercise (make a point to walk for 10 mins. every few hours), Begin the Day with Breakfast, Eat smaller more frequent meals, Sleep, Fluids (dehydration can make you feel sluggish. Your body needs fluid to function at it's best), Listen to music.  View more helpful tips here.

The Purdue Extension Office
in Benton County is now a distributing agency for the Indiana Safe Sleep Program. The program provides safe sleep education and cribs to families in need of a crib for their baby. There is no income criteria, however they must currently have no safe place for their baby to sleep and no other resources to acquire a safe place for them to sleep. Anyone in need can contact Kelsie Muller or Linda Klemme at the BC Extension office, 884-0140.

The Warren Benton Fountain Adult Education program offers a GED prep class in Oxford on Tues./Thurs. 4-7pm in the CAP offices. Contact the Learning Center at 765-764-1880 for more information.  The next orientation for the high school equivalency prep classes will be held Oct. 23rd at 5pm in Williamsport at the Learning Center.  

Welcome these new businesses to Benton County! 2013 Benton County New Businesses list.

Need to check and see which township you are in to vote?
Click here to see the townships and their boundaries.

Do you need to register to vote?
You can register online at the following site:
Indiana Voters Website - Register to vote on-line, find polling locations, review candidates on the ballot, check voter registration status, print application for an absentee ballot, and see who your elected officials are.


Did you know the Benton County Retirement Village has a Facebook page? "Like" their page to stay up on all the lastest happenings.

2013 Municipal Guide~find information on all the municipalities in Indiana.

Are you interested in a career in manufacturing? Advancing Manufacturing is a mid-north Indiana regional partnership of industries, organizations, education and government, bringing job training and career oppprtunities to our area. Certified Production Technician training and scholarships are available through Ivy Tech Corporate College, at several locations. For more information, visit advancingmanufacturing.com. Local manufacturers who prefer CPT's are: Drug Plastics and Glass Co., Holscher Products, Oxford-House and Powell Systems. 



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         2014 Courthouse                      Closures     

         January 1st- New Years Day
         January 20th-Martin Luther King Day
         April 18th- Good Friday
         May 6th- Primary Election
         May 26th - Memorial Day
         July 4th - Independence Day
         September 1st- Labor Day
         November 4- General Election 
         November 11th - Veterans Day
         November 27th & 28th-Thanksgiving 
         December 25th & 26th - Christmas

The new districts map for County Council and County Commissioners.
District 1 (pink), District 2 (Blue), District 3 (green), District 4 (yellow)


Watch a music video featuring a song by singer/songwriter Jon McLaughlin (and fellow Hoosier) about some of Indiana's amazing destinations. Watch it here.      

2014 Indiana Hospital and Healthcare Guide      

Boswell will have Trick or Treating on Friday October 31st,  6-8pm
Oxford will have Trick or Treating on Friday October 31st,  5-7pm with costume parade on the town square sponsored by Oxford Lions Club at 7:15pm.