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
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!
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!
The new Benton County Chamber of Commerce held their call out meeting on Wednesday October 22, 2014. There were 50 people in attendance, and they received 12 new members and 1 silver sponsorship! A big Thank You to all the businesses who donated door prizes. Julia Leahy, Director of Carroll County Chmaber of Commerce was the keynote speaker. She encouraged members to share programs and training they would like to see, and she shared the key to growing our local economy is supporting local businesses and expanding job opportunities. Most importantly, joining the Chamber gives members multiple resources.
Congratulations to the organizations who received grant money from the Benton Community Foundation this year! They are: Martin Kennedy American Legion Post #125, to complete the Veterans Wall in Otterbein downtown park, Benton Central High School Band Department to purchase a podium for the drum majors to use during performances, Benton Community School Supplies Fund, to provide school supplies for low-income families, Benton County Retirement Village to purchase a van to transport residents to/from appointments and group outings, Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, Benton County, to distribute free books to children age birth-five in Benton County, Family Nutrition Program, Benton County to supplement program costs that include groceries,supplies, and incentives for participating families, Food Finders Food Bank, to fund the Backpack program and Moblie Food Panties around our community, The Salvation Army, Benton County for emergency assistance program.
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 Benefits of exercise at home~ Establishing an exercise routine can help to decrease blood pressure, LDL or "bad" cholesterol, and lower blood sugar levels.
Regular exercise can increase your overall energy level
Physical activity stimulates brain chemicals that make you feel happy and reduce stress.
Regular exercise can help you fall asleep faster and sleep more deeply which leaves you feeling more rested.
When you exercise you feel better about yourself and have more self-confidence which increases your self-esteem.
Read more and how to get started 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.
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.
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.