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HISTORY OF BENTON COUNTY
Benton County is the northwestern-most county in the state. It is named for United States Senator Thomas Hart Benton. The county seat is at Bentonville. Benton County ranks number 5 in the production of poultry, according to the 1997 Census of Agriculture. It is home to the John Brown University and the Northwest Arkansas Community College. John Brown University is located at Siloam Springs, and NWACC is at Bentonville. The county was formed on September 30, 1836. The 2000 population was 153,406.
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NORTHWESTERN ARKANSAS 1870 CENSUS
OFF-SITE LINKS WITH BENTON COUNTY INFORMATION
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