Benton County, Arkansas Genealogy and History

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Yell Township

On the 29th day of April, 1886, A. Twiggs and others presented to the court a petition for the formation

Washington Township

On the 1st day of May, 1886, J. C. Hopkins, B. C. Martin, Martin R. Walker and others presented to

War Service

A company of soldiers was raised in Benton County, by Capt. Henry L. Smith, for the Mexican War. They went

Sulphur Springs Township

This delightful summer resort is beautifully situated in the vale of Butler Creek, on Section 23, Township 21 north, Range

Van Hollow Township

This very lively place is situated on Section 22, Township 19 north, Range 28 west, and is worthy of especial

War Eagle Valley

This little village, consisting of the War Eagle Roller Mills, a large general store, blacksmith shop, and other industries, together

Siloam City

This city is situated on Sager’s Creek, in Hico Township, twenty-eight miles southwest from Bentonville, and has a population of

The Sixteenth Sections

When the State of Arkansas was organized Congress donated to it the sixteenth section of land in each Congressional township


Springtown, a beautiful village is located on Flint Creek, eighteen miles southwest from Bentonville. It derives its name from its

Rogers Township

The original town of Rogers was surveyed and laid out in March, 1881, by John P. Hely, a land surveyor

The county of Benton lies in the extreme northwestern corner of the State of Arkansas, and is bounded north by McDonald and Barry Counties in the State of Missouri, east by Carroll and Madison Counties in Arkansas, south by Washington County in the same State, and west by Delaware and Adair Counties in Oklahoma.

Benton County History

The title of this section doesn’t accurately reflect the material available. In it you’ll find mention of many of the early and illustrious settlers of Benton County, put in such a light, that mere facts alone cannot do justice.

Contributions of genealogical and historical information is the backbone of any county website. It is people like you, who have data on specific individuals, and would like to see that information placed online for posterity, which makes a county site successful. So if you have some data to share or just want to say hi, feel free to leave me a comment.

Links to data appear to the right side in the navigational section, unless the data is “new” and that will always appear towards the bottom of the index page for the site. The search is specific to Arkansas genealogy and not just Benton County… as such, you will get matches for names in other counties. That could be a good thing, or bad, depending on your exact search.

The goal of this website is to freely provide you with as much genealogical and historical information concerning Benton County, Arkansas as is practical. Since I do not reside in the county, I cannot provide onsite genealogical assistance, but can provide guidance and online assistance to your genealogical research. If you don’t ask a question then I definitely cannot help you… so please ask!

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2 thoughts on “Benton County, Arkansas Genealogy and History”

  1. Looking through this site and finding it informative. My family is from Benton county though i have never been. I am Daniel Scott, my father was Daniel Scott, his father was Ed Scott, his father was Lorenzo Dow Scott and that is all I know about that. The family had a cemetery in Benton county, was related in some way to a Vansandt line and also a connection to the Elkhorn Tavern. I know they participated in the civil war. Being a war veteran, disabled, USMC myself and hearing of the desire to erase the memory of these great ancestors on charges of White Supremacy shames me to no end. The blood we spilled for the chance to be ridiculed in this way makes me wish none of us ever lifted a finger for this ungrateful nation. I do wishi knew more so at least i could pray for and remember them and pay the respect they so richly deserve.

    1. Hi Daniel,
      My name is Linda and my grandfather was Noah Thomas Scott. I have seen the Lorenzo Dow Scott name and the Van Sandt name in some research I have done. and I am very interested in finding out more about the family and would love to hear from you.

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