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Welcome to Benton ...

The town of Benton is located in Lowndes County<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Benton has a population of 41 people<3> (see below for details).

Benton is 130 feet [40 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Benton lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Benton is located in the (334) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Benton had an population of 41 people. This is a decrease of 16.33% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 12.77% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Benton had a population of 49 people. This makes Benton the county's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 49 people, the population of Benton increased 4.26% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 47 people).

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

Communities Also Named Benton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 40 communities that are also named Benton - they are located in 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), Tennessee (2), Texas and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Benton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Benton.

  • Selma [Dallas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Selma
    • Selma [Dallas County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> 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<6>
  • Valley Grande [Dallas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Grande
    • Valley Grande [Dallas County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> 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
  • Mosses [Lowndes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mosses
    • Mosses [Lowndes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Benton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 874 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mosses
  • Autaugaville [Autauga County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Autaugaville
    • Autaugaville [Autauga County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> 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
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Hayneville [Lowndes County]
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      • Hayneville [Lowndes County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> 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<6>
    • White Hall [Lowndes County]
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      • White Hall [Lowndes County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> 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
    • Gordonville [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gordonville
      • Gordonville [Lowndes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Benton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 278 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordonville
    • Lowndesboro [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowndesboro
      • Lowndesboro [Lowndes County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> 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<6>
    • Tyler [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyler
      • Tyler [Dallas County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> 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<6>
    • Old Town [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Town
      • Old Town [Dallas County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> 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

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Benton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Benton.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Benton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Benton. See our Newspapers 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 can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Benton, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Benton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Lowndes, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Benton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Benton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things 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 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).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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