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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Benton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Benton and the surrounding area.

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Benton:
    • 32.307818, -86.817971
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Benton
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Benton ...

We have found 40 communities that share the name Benton.

Within Alabama, the name Benton is unique.

Beyond Alabama, we know of another 40 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 40 communities, 38 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Saline County
      • This Benton is located in Saline County and lies 366 miles [589 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Benton that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saline County community of Benton.
    • California
      • Mono County
      • This Benton is located in Mono County and lies 1,820 miles [2,929 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Benton that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mono County community of Benton.
    • Colorado
      • Otero County
      • This Benton is located in Otero County and lies 1,024 miles [1,648 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Benton that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Otero County community of Benton.
    • Delaware
      • New Castle County
      • This Benton is located in New Castle County and lies 815 miles [1,311.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Benton that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Castle County community of Benton.
    • Florida
      • Columbia County
      • This Benton is located in Columbia County and lies 275 miles [442.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Benton that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbia County community of Benton.
    • Georgia
      • Floyd County
      • This Benton is located in Floyd County and lies 160 miles [257.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Benton that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Floyd County community of Benton.
    • Illinois
      • Franklin County
      • This Benton is located in Franklin County and lies 411 miles [661.4 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Benton that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Benton.
      • Lake County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Benton [Lake County].
    • Indiana
      • Elkhart County
      • This Benton is located in Elkhart County and lies 638 miles [1,026.8 km]<1> to the north of the Benton that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Elkhart County community of Benton.
    • Iowa
      • Ringgold County
      • This Benton is located in Ringgold County and lies 714 miles [1,149.1 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Benton that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ringgold County community of Benton.
    • Kansas
      • Butler County
      • This Benton is located in Butler County and lies 693 miles [1,115.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Benton that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Benton.
      • Phillips County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Benton [Phillips County].
    • Kentucky
      • Kenton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Benton [Kenton County].
      • Marshall County
      • This Benton is located in Marshall County and lies 325 miles [523 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Benton that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marshall County community of Benton.
      • Muhlenberg County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Benton [Muhlenberg County].
    • Louisiana
      • Bossier Parish
      • This Benton is located in Bossier Parish and lies 403 miles [648.6 km]<1> to the west of the Benton that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bossier Parish community of Benton.
    • Maine
      • Kennebec County
      • This Benton is located in Kennebec County and lies 1,256 miles [2,021.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Benton that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kennebec County community of Benton.
    • Michigan
      • Washtenaw County
      • This Benton is located in Washtenaw County and lies 697 miles [1,121.7 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Benton that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washtenaw County community of Benton.
    • Minnesota
      • Carver County
      • This Benton is located in Carver County and lies 938 miles [1,509.6 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Benton that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carver County community of Benton.
    • Mississippi
      • Yazoo County
      • This Benton is located in Yazoo County and lies 203 miles [326.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Benton that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yazoo County community of Benton.
    • Missouri
      • Saint Louis City
      • This Benton is located in Saint Louis City and lies 477 miles [767.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Benton that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis City community of Benton.
      • Scott County
      • This Benton is located in Scott County and lies 365 miles [587.4 km] to the north northwest of the Benton that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scott County community of Benton.
    • Montana
      • Chouteau County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Benton [Chouteau County].
    • Nebraska
      • Colfax County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nebraska community of Benton [Colfax County].
    • New Brunswick
      • This Benton lies 1,389 miles [2,235.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Benton that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
    • New Hampshire
      • Grafton County
      • This Benton is located in Grafton County and lies 1,144 miles [1,841.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Benton that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grafton County community of Benton.
    • New York
      • Yates County
      • This Benton is located in Yates County and lies 894 miles [1,438.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Benton that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yates County community of Benton.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Benton lies 2,024 miles [3,257.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Benton that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
    • Ohio
      • Crawford County
      • This Benton is located in Crawford County and lies 629 miles [1,012.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Benton that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crawford County community of Benton.
      • Hancock County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Benton [Hancock County].
      • Holmes County
      • This Benton is located in Holmes County and lies 635 miles [1,021.9 km] to the north northeast of the Benton that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Holmes County community of Benton.
      • Lorain County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Lorain County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lorain County community of Benton.
      • Wood County
      • This community is historic and although located in Wood County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wood County community of Benton.
    • Oklahoma
      • Beaver County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Beaver County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Beaver County community of Benton.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Columbia County
      • This Benton is located in Columbia County and lies 841 miles [1,353.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Benton that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Columbia County community of Benton.
      • Lancaster County
      • This Benton is located in Lancaster County and lies 782 miles [1,258.5 km] to the northeast of the Benton that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Benton.
    • Tennessee
      • Marshall County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Benton [Marshall County].
      • Polk County
      • This Benton is located in Polk County and lies 233 miles [375 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Benton that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Benton.
    • Texas
      • Kendall County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Kendall County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kendall County community of Benton.
    • Wisconsin
      • Lafayette County
      • This Benton is located in Lafayette County and lies 734 miles [1,181.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Benton that is located in Lowndes County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lafayette County community of Benton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Benton ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • 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
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berlin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berlin
  • Casey [Dallas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casey
    • Casey [Dallas County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Benton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Casey have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casey
  • 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
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gordonsville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gordonsville
  • 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
  • Continue List   (9 more) ...
    • Hicks Hill [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hicks Hill
      • Hicks Hill [Lowndes County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Benton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hicks Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hicks Hill
    • 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.<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones Bluff Dam
    • Kings [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings
      • Kings [Dallas County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Benton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings
    • Manila [Dallas County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manila
      • Manila [Dallas County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Benton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manila have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manila
    • Mulberry [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mulberry
      • Mulberry [Autauga County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Benton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mulberry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mulberry
    • Peace [Autauga County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peace
      • Peace [Autauga County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Benton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peace have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peace
    • 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
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • 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
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Polk have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Polk
    • Trickem [Lowndes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trickem
      • Trickem [Lowndes County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Benton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trickem have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trickem

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Benton. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Kevin Turner     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Prattville (Alabama) on Thursday June 12, 1969 and died in Vestavia Hills (Alabama) on Thursday March 24, 2016 at the age of 46. He is buried at Prattville Memorial Gardens (Autauga County, Alabama).
      • Prattville is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Benton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kevin Turner<6>

How Far From Benton to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Benton to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Benton and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Hayneville, which is the Seat of Lowndes County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Benton to Hayneville, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Montgomery, which is the State Capital of Alabama, lies 30 miles [48.3 km] to the east (E). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 712 miles [1,145.9 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 28 days and walking would take 41 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,610 miles [10,637.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,314 miles [11,770.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,191 miles [8,354.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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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>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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: 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>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Benton could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<8>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Benton to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 313.604 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.037 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 310.553 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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