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Welcome to Benton ...

Benton is located in Yazoo County<1>.

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

Benton is 340 feet [104 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Benton: (662)

Adding Benton to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

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

In addition, we also found mention of Benton elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Benton on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Benton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 40 communities that are also named Benton - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (3), Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, 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.

  • Canton [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canton
    • Canton [Madison County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southeast of Benton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 12,094 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Canton<5>
  • Yazoo City [Yazoo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yazoo City
    • Yazoo City [Yazoo County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the west of Benton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,869 people
    • Former names for Yazoo City:
    • Hannan's Bluff
    • Manchester
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yazoo City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Yazoo City<5>
  • Flora [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flora
    • Flora [Madison County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the south of Benton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,862 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flora
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flora<5>
  • Pickens [Holmes County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickens
    • Pickens [Holmes County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the east of Benton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 995 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickens
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pickens<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Bentonia [Yazoo County]
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      • Bentonia [Yazoo County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Benton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bentonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bentonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bentonia<5>
    • Eden [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
      • Eden [Yazoo County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the north of Benton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 121 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden
    • Satartia [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Satartia
      • Satartia [Yazoo County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Benton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 50 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Satartia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Satartia
    • Jonestown [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonestown
      • Jonestown [Yazoo County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the west of Benton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonestown
    • Oil City [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oil City
      • Oil City [Yazoo County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the southwest of Benton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oil City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oil City
    • Bee Lake [Holmes County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bee Lake
      • Bee Lake [Holmes County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the north of Benton
      • Bee Lake has also been known as:
      • Bee Lake Plantation
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bee Lake

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.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Mississippi

About Yazoo County

About Mississippi

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 Mississippi: https://www.ms.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Mississippi's counties, including Yazoo, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Benton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Benton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Benton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8265, Longitude: -90.2595       In this case, the coordinates for Benton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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