Benton County, Minnesota
Opened in 1998.
photo by mkkrogman August 2016
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
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Benton County Localities
* 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
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NEWS-VISITS: E. G. Ellithorpe
SCHOOLS: Mabel Beck
PEOPLE: David Irving, Anna J. Fremelt, F. H. Hatch
MILITARY: Soldiers - Robert C. Gosswiller
MILITARY: WWI Casualty News - Peter E. Lamkin, Frank Heinzel
DIRECTORIES: 1878 Gazetteer and Business Directory, 1895 Fire Wardens
OFFICIALS: Rosters - 1878 County Officials
OFFICIALS: News - Joe Mushel, L. Wisniewski
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1901-New Courthouse, hotel and church, 1912-Beekeepers Meet
OBIT: Thomas Dzuick, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Deunsch
MILITARY: Vietnam War Casualties
NEWS-COMMUNITY: 1905-Ditches needed
NEWS-VISITS: Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Bouck
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