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Benton, Tennessee
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Welcome to Benton ...

The town of Benton is located in Polk County and is the County Seat for Polk County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2016, Benton has a population of 1,317 people<1> (see below for details).

Benton is 730 feet [223 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Benton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Benton (for example, toward Cartwright), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Benton is within the boundaries of the (423) area code.

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Benton had a population of 1,385 people (which is 8.23% of the total population of Polk County). This makes Benton the county's most populous community.

The population of Benton represents 0.02% of the total population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 208th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 1,385 people, the population of Benton increased 21.7% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,138 people).

Taken from the 2016 Census Estimates, Benton had an population of 1,317 people. This is a decrease of 4.91% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 15.73% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Benton.

Communities near Benton ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Benton and not the distance if you are driving it.<3>.

Community   2016
Athens   [Map]   13,748   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Bent Tree Acres   [Map]   ---   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Cleveland   [Map]   44,271   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
East Cleveland   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
East View   [Map]   ---   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Englewood   [Map]   1,530   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Benton.

Communities Also Named Benton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Tennessee communities named Benton: This one is located in Polk County and the other is located in Marshall County.

Beyond Tennessee, there are 40 communities that are also named Benton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (3), Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Pennsylvania (2), Texas and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Benton.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Benton. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Benton. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Benton. Our list includes 6 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Benton:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Benton ...

Looking for more information about Benton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Benton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Benton.

Search for Local Businesses ...

People have found Google's 'Search-by-Location' to be a useful tool when planning visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Benton. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Benton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Benton.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Benton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that starts in Benton. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Benton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Benton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Benton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Benton. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1751, Longitude: -84.6534     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Benton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Benton.