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."
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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.
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 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.
On October 3, 2014 some Benton Central junior and senior high school students took part in Advancing Manufacturing Day 2014. They toured a manufacturer, participated in career ready workshops and team building exercises. Watch a short video of Advancing Manufacturing Day 2014 here.
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.
On November 13th, Alliance Bank in Oxford hosted an After Hours Event and honored the 2014 Hometown Service Award Recipients. Congratulations to all of this years recipients! This years recipients are: Helen Bruner, Wayne & Berneice Oneal, Tamara Cox, Larry & Cheryl Winger, Haan Crafts, LLC, Holscher Products, Drug Plastics & Glass Co., Rowe Truck & Equipment Inc.
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.
Letters2Santa is back! Here is your chance to request a $500 gift for your favorite non-profit organization in our community. Submit your letter by Noon on Monday December 1st and your organization will be entered.
The elves will review all the letters and during the week of December 15th surprise 10 lucky organizations with a $500 check! Check out all the details at www.bentoncf.org.
Have you heard about the Run Run Rudolf 5K Run/Walk? The 5K will be held on Saturday December 6th, starting at the Fowler Community Center (218 E 5th St). Proceeds will benefit Riley Hospital for Chilren and the Fowler Community Center! For a registration form, 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 Warren Benton Fountain Adult Education program offers a GED prep class in Oxford on Tues./Thurs. 4-7pm in the CAP offices. Starting January 5, 2015 will be the 1st CNA (certified nursing assistant) class in Williamsport! This is a 3 week course and you may be eligible to attend for free! 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