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Welcome to Benton County MS
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Originally parts of Marshall and Tippah Counties, Benton County was organized on July 15, 1870 and named after U. S. Senator Thomas Hart Benton.  Although another source states that the county was named after General Samuel Benton, who  died at Ezra Church, near Atlanta in 1864 during the Civil War.  The time in which it was formed was considered the reconstruction period.

In the center of the county is the small incorporated village of Ashland which is the county seat, and named after the home of Henry Clay.

Cities, Towns & Villages
Ashland -- Canaan -- Snow Lake Shores -- Hickory Flat -- Lamar -- Winborn -- Michigan City


Online Data

Biographies

Births

Cemeteries

Census

Church Histories/Records

County Records

Court Records

Deaths

Family Bibles

Extinct Towns

Marriages

Military

Newspapers

Obituaries

Surnames

Wills/Legal Records 

Website Updates:
23 Aug 2013: Added 1883 Pension List
22 Jan 2013: Added 3 Biography Transcriptions
4 May 2012: Added 1 Biography Transcription
4 May 2012: Added 2 Marriage Announcements
8 Nov 2009: Added Cemetery List
Jan 2009: HUDSPETH obit; Marriages from 1881-1898; WW2 casualties
Extinct Towns; Marriage Announcements

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Benton County Addresses & Off-Site Links

Benton County Chancery Clerk
P O Box 218, Ashland, MS, 38603, Phone: (662) 224-6300, Fax: (662) 224-6303

Benton County Circuit Clerk
P O Box 262, Ashland, MS, 38603, Phone:(662) 224-6310, Fax: (662) 224-6312

Bond Memorial Library
Six Main Street, P O Box 216, Ashland, MS, 38603, Phone (662) 224-6400

Hickory Flat Library
PO Box 309, Hickory Flat, MS, 38633, Phone: (662) 333-7633

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Neighboring Counties
Marshall County
Tippah County
Union County
Fayette County, TN
Hardeman County, TN



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This page last updated on -- 23 Aug 2013

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