On the 29th day of April, 1886, A. Twiggs and others presented to the court a petition for the formation
On the 1st day of May, 1886, J. C. Hopkins, B. C. Martin, Martin R. Walker and others presented to
A company of soldiers was raised in Benton County, by Capt. Henry L. Smith, for the Mexican War. They went
This delightful summer resort is beautifully situated in the vale of Butler Creek, on Section 23, Township 21 north, Range
This very lively place is situated on Section 22, Township 19 north, Range 28 west, and is worthy of especial
This little village, consisting of the War Eagle Roller Mills, a large general store, blacksmith shop, and other industries, together
This city is situated on Sager’s Creek, in Hico Township, twenty-eight miles southwest from Bentonville, and has a population of
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
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.
- Benton County Geology
- Benton County, Arkansas Native Americans
- Early Settlers of Benton County, Arkansas
- Early Pioneer Life in Benton County, Arkansas
- Later Settlers of Benton County, Arkansas
- Organization of Benton County, Arkansas
- Early Townships
- Benton County, Arkansas Early Roads
- Benton County Farming
- First General Election of Benton County, Arkansas
- Early Officials of Benton County, Arkansas
- Benton County, Arkansas Courts
- Early Benton County, Arkansas Trials
- Benton County, Arkansas War Service
- Battle of Pea Ridge
- Confederate Reunion at Pea Ridge
- Early Benton County, Arkansas Schools
- The Arkansas Traveler
- Benton County, Arkansas Churches
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