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!
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.
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!
Congratulations to Kelly Kepner on her 5 yr anniversary as Benton County Economic Development Director!
Welcome to the two new board memebers on the Benton County Chamber of Commerce. Dusty Sizemore for Earl Park and Nancy VanWyck for Boswell.
Looking for a great 4-H project? Or do you have an interest in Bees? The Extension office is holding Bee Keeping Workshop Series, Feb. 19th and March 26th, at 6:00 pm at the Annex building. RSVP to the extension office at 884-0140. For the topics covered or to view the flyer, click here.
Farm Bill Workshop for Benton and Newton County will be February 5, 2015 from 10 am- 2pm Central Time at the Newton County Government Center in Morocco. RSVP to the extension office (884-0140) by Feb. 3. To view the topics covered, click here.
Olsten Staffing Services in Lafayette has an opening for a maintenance technician in Boswell. Contact Olsten Staffing Services at (765) 448-4736 for more information or to apply.
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.
Benton County is featured in a new national report on rural economic development. Benton County is among a small group of rural counties nationwide featured in a new report detailing 15 innovative case studies of rural economic development efforts. The report was released by the National Association of Counties (NACo), profiles our county's renewable resources of wind farm development. To read more, click here.
Northern Indiana Public Service Company is again partnering with state agencies and other organizations to help connect families struggling to pay their heating bills this winter with available assistance funds. Enrollment for the federal low income energy assistance programs begins on Monday November 3, 2014. To learn more about the program, click 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 Benton Fountain Warren Adult Education program offers a GED prep class in Oxford on Tues./Thurs. 4-7pm in the CAP offices. There will be a welding certification class beginning Feb. 7, 2015 and will be held for eight Saturdays. Contact the Learning Center at 765-764-1880 for more information about either class.
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