Benton County, Mississippi

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Benton County
The Old Benton County courthouse in Ashland
The Old Benton County courthouse in Ashland
Map of Mississippi highlighting Benton County
Location within the U.S. state of Mississippi
Map of the United States highlighting Mississippi
Mississippi's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 34°49′N 89°11′W / 34.82°N 89.19°W / 34.82; -89.19
Country United States
State Mississippi
Named forSamuel Benton
Largest townHickory Flat
 • Total409 sq mi (1,060 km2)
 • Land407 sq mi (1,050 km2)
 • Water2.0 sq mi (5 km2)  0.5%
 • Total8,729
 • Density21/sq mi (8/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st

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. Archived from the original on July 7, 2011. Retrieved September 2, 2013.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.