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Benton County is the
northwestern-most county in the state. It
is named for United States Senator Thomas
The county seat is at Bentonville. The county was
formed on September 30, 1836.
According to Goodspeed's History of Benton
County, "the county lies in the extreme
northwestern corner of the State of
Arkansas, and is bounded on the north by
McDonald and Barry Counties in Arkansas,
south by Washington Couny in the same
State, and west by the Indian
Territory." The history goes on to
say that Benton county lies on the plateau
of the Ozark Mountain, which is the
"greatest unbroken portion of which in
this State lies west of White River, in
the counties of Benton and
Washington." The elevation ranges
from 1,400 to 1,600 feet at the summit of
Poor Mountain. The soil in the
county produces corn, oats, wheat, rye,
potatoes and is well adapted for fruits-
apples, peaches, pears, plums, grapes and
are grown in great abundance. At one
point the county was called the apple
orchard of America. (Transcribed
from Goodspeed's Benton County History,
Goodspeed Publishing Co. 1889)
Bella Vista * Bentonville * Bethel Heights *
Cave Springs * Centerton * Decatur * Elm
Springs * Gentry * Gravette * Little Flock
Lowell * Pea Ridge * Rogers * Siloam Springs
* Springdale (mostly in Washington County) *
Sulphur Springs * War Eagle
Avoca * Garfield * Gateway * Highfill *
Hiwasse * Lost Bridge Village
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Williamson. My family ties in Benton
County are the following families:
Williamson, Baldridge, Whitney, Wilson,
Cox, Jones, Doak
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January 15, 2017- Updated
county description, added
concerning tornado that
destroyed Brightwater in
1947, Added to biographies
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