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Welcome to Bentonville ...

The city of Bentonville is located in Northwest Arkansas.

Bentonville is located in Benton County<1> and is the County Seat for Benton County.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Bentonville, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1843.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bentonville has a population of 55,060 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Bentonville is 1,280 feet [390 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Bentonville lies within the (479) area code.

The ZIP codes for Bentonville: 72712, 72716<4>

Websites for Bentonville ...

Official Website:   www.bentonvillear.com/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.bentonvillebellavistachamber.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bentonville had an population of 55,060 people. This is an increase of 55.97% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 179.07% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bentonville had a population of 35,301 people (which is 15.95% of the total population of Benton County). This makes Bentonville the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Bentonville represents 1.21% of the population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 10th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 35,301 people, the population of Bentonville increased 78.92% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 19,730 people).

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

Communities Also Named Bentonville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 7 communities that are also named Bentonville - they are located in Indiana, Iowa, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio, Texas and Virginia.

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

Communities near Bentonville ...

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

  • Springdale
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
  • Bella Vista
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
  • Lowell
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowell have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowell
    • Lowell is located in Benton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,876 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lowell <5>
  • Pea Ridge
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pea Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pea Ridge
    • Pea Ridge is located in Benton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,452 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pea Ridge <5>
  • Tontitown
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tontitown have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tontitown
    • Tontitown is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,065 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tontitown <5>
  • Cave Springs
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cave Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cave Springs
    • Cave Springs is located in Benton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,737 people
  • Gentry
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
  • Johnson
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnson have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnson
    • Johnson is located in Washington County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,771 people
  • Gravette
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gravette have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gravette
    • Gravette is located in Benton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,612 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gravette <5>
  • Bethel Heights
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bethel Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bethel Heights
    • Bethel Heights is located in Benton County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,970 people

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 Bentonville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bentonville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bentonville. 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 Bentonville.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bentonville. Our list includes 21 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Bentonville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bentonville ...

Looking for more information about Bentonville? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Bentonville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bentonville.

Adding Bentonville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Bentonville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Bentonville was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Bentonville post office opened in 1843.

We also found Bentonville in the book titled U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Bentonville.

The official website for Bentonville: www.bentonvillear.com/

The official website for Benton County: www.co.benton.ar.us/

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Benton, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Bentonville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bentonville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Bentonville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bentonville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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