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Welcome to Benton City ...

So far, we have found very little information about Benton City. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Benton City to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Benton City, please Contact Us.


Benton City would have been located within present day Benton County.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Benton City is 750 feet [229 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Benton City was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Benton City still existed, it would have been in the (319) area code.

Communities Also Named Benton City ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 4 communities that are also named Benton City - they are located in Missouri (2), Texas and Washington.

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

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 Benton City. 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 Benton City. 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 Benton City.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Benton City:

Communities near Benton City ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Cedar Rapids   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Benton City

Located in Linn County

Marion   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Benton City

Located in Linn County

Hiawatha   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Benton City

Located in Linn County

Vinton   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of Benton City

Robins   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) of Benton City

Located in Linn County

Fairfax   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Benton City

Located in Linn County

Center Point   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of Benton City

Located in Linn County

La Porte City   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Benton City

Located in Black Hawk County

Atkins   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) of Benton City

Urbana   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Benton City

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Benton City.

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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 Benton City, 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 Benton City - 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Benton City) 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 Benton City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Benton City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Benton City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1583, Longitude: -91.9338     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Benton City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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