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Benson, Alabama
(Etowah County)

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Welcome to Benson ...

So far, we have found very little information about Benson. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Benson to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Benson, please Contact Us.




Benson would have been located within present day Etowah County.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Benson is 590 feet [180 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: The area where Benson was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Benson (for example, toward Cave Spring (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Communities near Benson ...

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

Community   2015<4>
Population
DirectionDistance
Albertville   [Map]   21,462   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Ashville   [Map]   2,256   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Attalla   [Map]   5,899   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Boaz   [Map]   9,688   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Gadsden   [Map]   36,084   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Glencoe   [Map]   5,153   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]

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

Communities Also Named Benson ...

While we believe that this Benson is located in Etowah County, we know of another 2 Alabama communities named Benson. Those communities are located in the following counties: Chilton and Tallapoosa County.

Beyond Alabama, there are 28 communities that are also named Benson - they are located in Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland (2), Michigan (2), Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

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 Benson. 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 Benson. 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 Benson.

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

Search for Local Businesses ...

We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. Since Benson no longer exists, the following searches are centered on the area where it would have stood. 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
Campgrounds  
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
Food/Groceries  
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
  Libraries
Fishing/HuntingHospitalsSchools
Hiking/CampingDoctors 
 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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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Etowah County: www.etowahcounty.org/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Benson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Benson - 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 stretches from Benson. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Benson) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Benson. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0473, Longitude: -86.1583     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Benson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Benson.

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Benson.



 
 
 

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This page was last modified: 26 Nov 2016
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