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Benson, Alabama
(Tallapoosa 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 Tallapoosa County.

The location of Benson has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Benson is 500 feet [152 m] above sea level.<3>.

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 West Point (GA)), you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Communities near Benson ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Benson and not the distance if you are driving.<4>.

Community   2017<5>
Alexander City   [Map]   14,595   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Camp Hill   [Map]   964   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Dadeville   [Map]   3,106   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Eclectic   [Map]   1,020   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Jacksons' Gap   [Map]   814   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Kellyton   [Map]   202   NW   17 miles [27.4 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 Tallapoosa County, we know of another 2 Alabama communities named Benson. Those communities are located in the following counties: Chilton and Etowah 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 for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Benson. If available, we provide a satellite 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:

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Tallapoosa County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Alabama:

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 location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<3>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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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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 for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Benson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Benson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7643, Longitude: -85.8772     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Benson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<5>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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