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Our Genealogy Helper for Benton ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Benton (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Benton. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the east contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Benton is located in Lowndes County.

To see how the shape of Alabama's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lowndes County: Autauga, Butler, Crenshaw, Dallas, Montgomery & Wilcox.

Below are the counties that are near Benton. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Benton:

  • Lowndes County     (The home county of Benton)
    • White Hall [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Hall
      • White Hall [Lowndes County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Benton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 751 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Hall
    • Lowndesboro [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowndesboro
      • Lowndesboro [Lowndes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Benton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 93 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowndesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowndesboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lowndesboro<3>
    • Gordonville [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordonville
      • Gordonville [Lowndes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Benton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 278 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordonville
    • Mosses [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mosses
      • Mosses [Lowndes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Benton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 874 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mosses
    • Burkville [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burkville
      • Burkville [Lowndes County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Benton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burkville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burkville
    • Hayneville [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hayneville
      • Hayneville [Lowndes County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Benton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 784 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayneville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hayneville<3>
    • Bragg's [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bragg's
      • Bragg's [Lowndes County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Benton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bragg's have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bragg's
    • Letohatchee [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Letohatchee
      • Letohatchee [Lowndes County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Benton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Letohatchee
    • Fort Deposit [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Deposit
      • Fort Deposit [Lowndes County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Benton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Deposit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Deposit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Deposit<3>
    • Davenport [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Davenport
      • Davenport [Lowndes County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Benton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Davenport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Davenport
    • Sandy Ridge [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy Ridge
      • Sandy Ridge [Lowndes County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Benton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy Ridge
  • Autauga County
    • Jones Bluff Dam [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones Bluff Dam
      • Jones Bluff Dam [Autauga County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Benton
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Jones Bluff Dam. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Bluff Dam
    • Autaugaville [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Autaugaville
      • Autaugaville [Autauga County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Benton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 871 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Autaugaville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Autaugaville
    • Fremont [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fremont
      • Fremont [Autauga County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Benton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fremont
    • Jones [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones
      • Jones [Autauga County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Benton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones
    • Booth [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Booth
      • Booth [Autauga County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Benton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Booth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booth
    • Gibbons [Autauga County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gibbons
      • Gibbons [Autauga County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Benton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gibbons have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Melmar [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melmar
      • Melmar [Autauga County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Benton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melmar
    • Prattville [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prattville
      • Prattville [Autauga County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Benton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 35,957 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prattville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prattville<3>
    • Billingsley [Autauga County]
    • White City [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White City
      • White City [Autauga County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Benton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White City
    • Pine Level [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Level
      • Pine Level [Autauga County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Benton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Level
    • Marbury [Autauga County]
  • Butler County
    • Forest Home [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Home
      • Forest Home [Butler County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Benton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Home have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Home
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest Home<3>
    • Greenville [Butler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
      • Greenville [Butler County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Benton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 7,395 people
      • Former name for Greenville:
      • Buttsville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greenville<3>
  • Chilton County
    • Stanton [Chilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stanton
      • Stanton [Chilton County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Benton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stanton
    • Maplesville [Chilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maplesville
      • Maplesville [Chilton County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Benton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 700 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maplesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maplesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maplesville<3>
    • Clanton [Chilton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clanton
      • Clanton [Chilton County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Benton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,794 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clanton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clanton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clanton<3>
  • Crenshaw County
    • Highland Home [Crenshaw County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland Home
      • Highland Home [Crenshaw County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Benton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland Home have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Home
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Highland Home<3>
  • Dallas County
    • Tyler [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyler
      • Tyler [Dallas County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Benton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tyler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tyler
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tyler<3>
    • Old Town [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Town
      • Old Town [Dallas County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Benton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Town
    • Sardis [Dallas County]
    • Burnsville [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnsville
      • Burnsville [Dallas County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Benton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
    • Selma [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selma
      • Selma [Dallas County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Benton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 17,231 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Selma have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Selma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Selma<3>
    • Sunset Mill Village [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Mill Village
      • Sunset Mill Village [Dallas County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Benton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Mill Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Mill Village
    • Cahaba [Dallas County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cahaba
      • Cahaba [Dallas County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Benton
    • Valley Grande [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Grande
      • Valley Grande [Dallas County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Benton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,570 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Grande have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Valley Grande
    • Minter [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minter
      • Minter [Dallas County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Benton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minter
    • Carlowville [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlowville
      • Carlowville [Dallas County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Benton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlowville
    • Plantersville [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plantersville
      • Plantersville [Dallas County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Benton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plantersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plantersville
    • Orrville [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orrville
      • Orrville [Dallas County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Benton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 168 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orrville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orrville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orrville<3>
  • Elmore County
    • Millbrook [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millbrook
      • Millbrook [Elmore County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Benton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 15,896 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millbrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Millbrook
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Millbrook<3>
    • Coosada [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coosada
      • Coosada [Elmore County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Benton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,298 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coosada
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coosada<3>
    • Deatsville [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deatsville
      • Deatsville [Elmore County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Benton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,237 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deatsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deatsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Deatsville<3>
    • Elmore [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmore
      • Elmore [Elmore County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Benton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,348 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmore
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elmore<3>
    • Wetumpka [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wetumpka
      • Wetumpka [Elmore County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Benton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 8,371 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wetumpka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wetumpka<3>
    • Titus [Elmore County]
  • Montgomery County
    • English Village [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for English Village
      • English Village [Montgomery County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Benton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for English Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on English Village
    • Gibbs Village [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gibbs Village
      • Gibbs Village [Montgomery County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Benton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gibbs Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gibbs Village
    • Hope Hull [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope Hull
      • Hope Hull [Montgomery County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Benton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hope Hull have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope Hull
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hope Hull<3>
    • Pintlala [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pintlala
      • Pintlala [Montgomery County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Benton
      • Former name for Pintlala:
      • Colquitt
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pintlala
    • Young Forte Village [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Young Forte Village
      • Young Forte Village [Montgomery County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Benton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Young Forte Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Young Forte Village
    • Highland Village [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Highland Village
      • Highland Village [Montgomery County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Benton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Highland Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Highland Village
    • Montgomery [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
      • Montgomery [Montgomery County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Benton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 198,525 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery<3>
    • New Town [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Town
      • New Town [Montgomery County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Benton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Town
    • Pike Road [Montgomery County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pike Road
      • Pike Road [Montgomery County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Benton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,159 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pike Road have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pike Road
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pike Road<3>
    • Ramer [Montgomery County]
  • Perry County
    • Suttle [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suttle
      • Suttle [Perry County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Benton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suttle
    • Marion [Perry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
      • Marion [Perry County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Benton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,123 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marion<3>
  • Wilcox County
    • Furman [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Furman
      • Furman [Wilcox County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Benton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Furman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Furman
    • Snow Hill [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Hill
      • Snow Hill [Wilcox County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Benton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Hill
    • Ackerville [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ackerville
      • Ackerville [Wilcox County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Benton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ackerville
    • Oak Hill [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hill
      • Oak Hill [Wilcox County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Benton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 23 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill
    • Pine Apple [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Apple
      • Pine Apple [Wilcox County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Benton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 132 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Apple
    • Camden [Wilcox County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camden
      • Camden [Wilcox County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Benton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,765 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Camden<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Benton, see our County-by-County Page for Benton.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Benton ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Benton.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Benton. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Benton and those printed in the larger area surrounding Benton.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 26 miles [41.8 km] of Benton.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Benton:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Alabama

Cemeteries Near Benton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Benton.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Benton covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

  • Robert Rives Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Robert Rives Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Robert Rives Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robert Rives Cemetery
  • Good Hope Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Good Hope Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Good Hope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Good Hope Cemetery
  • Sister Spring Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sister Spring Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sister Spring Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Mt. Gilead Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Gilead Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Mt. Gillard Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Gillard Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Moore Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Moore Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Moore Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Moore Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Town Creek Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Town Creek Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Town Creek Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Hardy Family Cemetery
      • Old Town Creek Baptist Church Cemetery
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      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #26710<5>
    • White Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the White Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the White Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • White Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Benton.
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    • Mitchell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mitchell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mitchell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mitchell Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Benton.
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    • New Everdale Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Everdale Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • New Everdale Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Benton.
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    • DuBose Family Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the DuBose Family Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the DuBose Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • DuBose Family Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Benton.
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    • Mt. Olive Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Olive Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Olive Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Olive Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Benton.
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    • Rives Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Rives Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Rives Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Benton.
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    • Dunklin Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Dunklin Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Dunklin Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Benton.
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Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Benton had a population of 265 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Benton had a population of 41 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Benton, with the one closest to Benton listed first.

  • Benton [Lowndes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benton
    • Benton [Lowndes County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Benton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 265 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 41 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Benton had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
  • Polk [Dallas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Polk
    • Polk [Dallas County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Benton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Polk had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polk have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Tyler [Dallas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyler
    • Tyler [Dallas County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Benton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tyler had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tyler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tyler
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tyler<3>
  • White Hall [Lowndes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Hall
    • White Hall [Lowndes County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Benton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 89 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 751 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, White Hall had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Hall have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Collirene [Lowndes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collirene
    • Collirene [Lowndes County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Benton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Collirene had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collirene have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Mulberry [Autauga County]
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    • Mulberry [Autauga County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Benton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 87 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mulberry had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mulberry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Berlin [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berlin
      • Berlin [Dallas County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Benton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 29 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Berlin had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berlin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berlin
    • Pleasant Hill [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Dallas County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Benton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 278 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pleasant Hill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Gordonsville [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordonsville
      • Gordonsville [Lowndes County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Benton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 47 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gordonsville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordonsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Saint Clair [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Clair
      • Saint Clair [Lowndes County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Benton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint Clair had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Clair have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Statesville [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Statesville
      • Statesville [Autauga County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Benton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 46 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Statesville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Statesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Kings [Dallas County]
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      • Kings [Dallas County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Benton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kings had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Burnsville [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burnsville
      • Burnsville [Dallas County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Benton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 35 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Burnsville had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
    • Lowndesboro [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowndesboro
      • Lowndesboro [Lowndes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Benton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 482 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 93 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lowndesboro had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowndesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowndesboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lowndesboro<3>
    • Autaugaville [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Autaugaville
      • Autaugaville [Autauga County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Benton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 216 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 871 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Autaugaville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Autaugaville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Autaugaville

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Benton. See our List of 1890's Communities around Benton.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Benton ...

While our initial data about Benton came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Benton in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Benton.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Benton:
Services available at that time (1895): had a Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Benton in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Benton for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Benton. See our Misc Page for Benton for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Alabama

About Lowndes County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line 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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Benton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Benton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3078, Longitude: -86.8180       In this case, the coordinates for Benton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<6>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 Benton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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