Benton County, Mississippi

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Benton County, Mississippi
Benton County Mississippi Courthouse.jpg
The Old Benton County courthouse in Ashland
Location within Mississippi
Location within Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Founded1870
Named forSamuel Benton
SeatAshland
Largest townHickory Flat
Area
 • Total409 sq mi (1,059 km2)
 • Land407 sq mi (1,054 km2)
 • Water2.0 sq mi (5 km2), 0.5%
Population
 • (2010)8,729
 • Density21/sq mi (8/km2)
Congressional district1st
Time zoneCentral: UTC−6/−5
Websitebentoncountyms.gov

Benton County is a county found in the U.S. state of Mississippi. As of the 2010 census, 8,729 people lived there.[1] Its county seat is Ashland.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.