Benton County, Arkansas
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|Benton County, Arkansas|
Benton County Courthouse, July 2011
Location within Arkansas
Arkansas's location within the U.S.
|Founded||September 30, 1836|
|Named for||Thomas Hart Benton|
|• Total||884 sq mi (2,290 km2)|
|• Land||847 sq mi (2,194 km2)|
|• Water||37 sq mi (96 km2), 4.1%|
|• Density||261/sq mi (101/km2)|
|Time zone||Central: UTC−6/−5|
Benton County is a county of the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2010 census, the population was 221,339, making it the second-most populous county in Arkansas. The county seat is Bentonville. It was founded on September 30, 1836.