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Established in 1849, the county is one of the earliest in Minnesota.
It was named for Thomas Hart Benton, a U.S. senator from Missouri from 1821 to 1851.
County Seat: Foley
Largest city: Sauk Rapids
* Foley * Gilman * Rice * Royalton (part) * Sartell (part) * Sauk Rapids * St. Cloud (part)
* Alberta Township * Gilmanton Township * Glendorado Township * Graham Township
* Granite Ledge Township * Langola Township * Mayhew Lake Township * Maywood Township
* Minden Township * Sauk Rapids Township * St. George Township * Watab Township
* Brennyville * Bushville * Duelm * Fruitville * Glendorado * Granite Ledge * Jakeville
* Mayhew * North Benton * Novak's Corner * Oak Park * Parent * Popple Creek
* Ronneby * Rum River * Silver Corners * Watab
* East St. Cloud * Esteville (part) * Minden
Church Histories / Records
| Website Updates:
Obits: Branley, Clint, Donovan,
Erickson, Gaumnits, Mayho, Neslund
Crime news: Assault May Prove Fatal;
Farmer Shot in Head as He Sleeps;
Benton county Attorney Issues Arson
Warrant; Baby Smothered With
Clothing; Released on One Charge;
Rearrested; Three Convicted Slackers
Sent to Camp Dodge; Murder in Benton
County; Charged with Murder;
Benton's Treasures; Sensational Iowa
Fires: Catholic Church Burned
Accidents: County Attorney Injured
Miscellaneous News: Benton County
Farmer Missing; Bitter Feud in
Benton County; Pioneer Resident of
Minden is Missing
Sept. 2013: Obits: Bates, Dill,
Goedker, Iren, Kosolowski, Mauser,
Moody, Potter, Renard, Rice, Then,
Marriages: Bielejeski - Kuffel;
Kujawa - Bozych; Lorin - Stanton;
Lozo - Gretch; Marti - Zabel;
Sartell - Vining; Schindler -
Gavanda; Seltenhelm - Kroener;
Warnecke - Nells
June 2013: Bio: Kahlow
Sept. 2012: Obits: Benedict, Herbert, Lonsdale, Montag, Patka
Marriages: Becker-Davis; Haskamp-Quinn; Kellum-Stephenson; Krieg-Agather; Sheldon-Valentine
Anniversaries: Clifton, Robbers
Bios: Beatty, Demules, Holmes, Neils, Renard, Russell, Sweet, Wood
August 2012: Obit: Foley
June 2012: Obit: Esterson
Mar. 2012: 1860-1880 Mortality Indexes; Bio: Hall
Feb. 2011 - 1850 Census for Sauk Rapids; births for Larson & Madsen; WW2 Army Honor List; obits: Dzink, Lynch, Penish
Dec 2011: 1883 Pensioners on the Roll; Death certificates for LANGE and SEPPELT
1908 & 1909 Death Records
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