Benton County, Indiana

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Benton County
Benton County Courthouse in Fowler, Indiana.
Benton County Courthouse in Fowler, Indiana.
Map of Indiana highlighting Benton County
Location within the U.S. state of Indiana
Map of the United States highlighting Indiana
Indiana's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 40°37′N 87°19′W / 40.61°N 87.31°W / 40.61; -87.31
Country United States
State Indiana
FoundedFebruary 18, 1840
Named forSenator Thomas H. Benton
SeatFowler
Largest cityFowler
Area
 • Total406.51 sq mi (1,052.9 km2)
 • Land406.42 sq mi (1,052.6 km2)
 • Water0.09 sq mi (0.2 km2)  0.02%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total8,854
 • Density22/sq mi (8.41/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district4th
Websitewww.bentoncounty.in.gov
 
  • Indiana county number 4
  • Responsible for most of Indiana's wind-produced electricity

Benton County is a county in Indiana. Its county seat is Fowler. About 93% of the land in the county is used for growing crops, mainly corn and soybeans.[1]

Cities[change | change source]

There are no cities in this county. The largest town, Fowler, in 2010 had a population of 2,317.[2]

Towns[change | change source]

Wind farms[change | change source]

There are three large wind farms in the county:[3]

  • Benton County Wind Farm - 135 turbines
  • Fowler Ridge Wind Farm - 460 turbines
  • Hoosier Wind Farm - 53 turbines

References[change | change source]

  1. "Benton County, Indiana - agriculture". bentoncounty.in.gov. 2014 ]. Retrieved 5 January 2014. Check date values in: |year= (help)
  2. "Benton County, Indiana - statistics". bentoncounty.in.gov. 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2014.
  3. "Benton County, Indiana - wind farms". bentoncounty.in.gov. 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2014.