Benton County was founded in 1840 and was named after Thomas Hart Benton. He was a lawyer and a member of the U.S. Senate from Missouri. He was a big proponet of pioneers and settlers in the West.
Benton County covers 406.30 sq. miles and like the first settlers, over 90% of the county is agriculture.
Benton County Indiana Historical Society, Inc.
404 E 6th St.
P.O. Box 341
Fowler, IN 47944
208 S. Justus Street
Oxford, IN 47971
Benton County Cemeteries
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Did you know? Benton County is 175 yrs old this year! Below is a short history about Benton County.