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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





Church Histories/Records

County Records

Court Records


Family Bibles

Extinct Towns






Wills/Legal Records 

Website Updates:
20 Mar 2015: Added Bouton Obituary
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


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


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


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This page last updated on -- 20 Mar 2015

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