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Benton County is located in the northwest part of the state of Indiana, along the border with Illinois. As of 2010, the county's
population was 8,854. Benton County was created
on February 18, 1840. The county seat is Fowler.
The county is named for Thomas H. Benton, United States
Senator from Missouri.
Benton County is part of the Lafayette, Indiana, Metropolitan Statistical Area.
Benton County is named for Thomas H. Benton, United States Senator.
County QuickFacts: CensusBureau Quick Facts
Benton County was formed February 18, 1840. It is named for Thomas H. Benton (D), US Senator from Missouri. The original county seat selected in 1843 was Oxford, but after a long struggle between contending factions it was moved to Fowler in 1874.
The county contains six incorporated towns as well as several small unincorporated settlements. Benton County is divided into 11 Civil Townships as follows: Bolivar, Center, Gilboa, Grant, Hickory Grove, Oak Grove, Parish Grove, Pine, Richland, Union and York.
As reported by the Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 406 square miles (1,053 km2), of which 406 square miles (1,052 km2) is land and 0 square miles (0 km2) (0.02%) is water.
Benton county is located in northwest Indiana.
Bordering counties are as follows: