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."
On-line GIS Mapping!
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New! Find the permit you need in one place! Click here to view the list of permits.
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!
Benton County is in the Building Indiana magazine! We are mentioned in a short Business Buzz article about Amazon Web Services (AWS) teaming up with Pattern Energy to support the construction and operation of a 150 megawatt wind farm, called Amazon Web Services Wind Farm (Fowler Ridge). The new wind farm is expected to be up and running by January 2016, and producing approximately 500,000 megawatt hours of wind power annually. The energy generated will be used to help power both current and future AWS Cloud datacenters.
Congratulations to BC students Wil Barce, Blake Strawsma, Justin Shultz, Bryce Nehrig, Kyle Laramore and Nate Post on their National Championship for Phoenix Contact Nanoline Automation Competition! Read about it here and visit their website here!
The Benton County Chamber of Commerce has a new web address! It is now, www.bentoncountychamberin.com. We will be updating it and have all the latest information on it as well as their FB page, Benton County Chamber of Commerce.
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 Benton Fountain Warren 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 or "like" them on Facebook for more information about any of the classes they offer. They offer welding certification classes, C.N.A. classes in Williamsport, HVAC Maintenance Course, CDL Courses.
Welcome these new businesses to Benton County! 2014 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.
The 2014 Indiana Municipal Guide
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.
January 1st- New Years Day
January 19th-Martin Luther King Day
April 3rd- Good Friday
May 25th - Memorial Day
July 3rd - Independence Day
September 7th- Labor Day
November 11th - Veterans Day
November 26th & 27th-Thanksgiving
December 24th & 25th - 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