Benton County, Mississippi

county in Mississippi, United States

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]

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
Founded1870
Named forSamuel Benton
SeatAshland
Largest townHickory Flat
Area
 • Total409 sq mi (1,060 km2)
 • Land407 sq mi (1,050 km2)
 • Water2.0 sq mi (5 km2)  0.5%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total8,729
 • Density21/sq mi (8/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
Websitebentoncountyms.gov

ReferencesEdit

  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.