About Benton County

Benton County was formed in 1840 and is situated in North West Indiana on the Illinois State Line about half way between Indianapolis and Chicago.
Benton County is steeped with rich history that includes: being known as one of Indiana's top agriculture communities, being known as the home of Dan Patch, Famous World Champion Harness Horse and now being known as the home of Indiana's First Wind Farm.

While nearly 35% of our population resides in the rural areas of our eleven townships, the remaining residents of our community live within the six incorporated towns.

Earl Park

Benton County has a diverse array of employment and entrepreneur opportunities for our residents. We also offer very affordable housing, hence the reason over 30% of our residents have chosen to live here instead of outside communities where they work (primarily Tippecanoe County, Indiana).

Visit our links to each of the towns to find out more about town officials and special events.