Benton County, Arkansas
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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.  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 * Springtown

Census-designated places
Hiwasse * Lost Bridge Village



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Website Updates:
January 15, 2017- Updated county description, added newspaper articles concerning tornado that destroyed Brightwater in 1947, Added to biographies and obituaries.

Sept 2016- Obits, News Articles

Oct 2014 - Births, History, Marriage, News Articles, Obits

Sep 2014 - Birth Records, County Organization, Church Articles, History, Indians, Marriages, News Articles and Obits
Aug 2014: obits for BROWN, LEE , SWEET, VOORHIES, LADD




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