Benton County, Indiana

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Benton County, Indiana
Map
Map of Indiana highlighting Benton County
Location in the state of Indiana
Map of the USA highlighting Indiana
Indiana's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded February, 18, 1840 [1]
Seat Fowler
Largest City Fowler
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

406.40 sq mi (1,053 km²)

,
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

8,854 [2]
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Named for: Thomas H. Benton, U. S. Senator [1]

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.[3]

Cities[change | change source]

There are no cities in this county. The largest town, Fowler, in 2010 had a population of 2,317.[4]

Towns[change | change source]

Wind farms[change | change source]

There are three large wind farms in the county:[5]

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

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Origins of Indiana County Names
  2. American Fact Finder
  3. "Benton County, Indiana - agriculture". bentoncounty.in.gov. 2014 ]. Retrieved 5 January 2014.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. "Benton County, Indiana - statistics". bentoncounty.in.gov. 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2014. 
  5. "Benton County, Indiana - wind farms". bentoncounty.in.gov. 2014. Retrieved 5 January 2014.