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Welcome to Bentonia ...
The location of Bentonia has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Bentonia has a population of 417 people<3> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Bentonia.
Bentonia is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<4>.
Time Zone: Bentonia lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time
Bentonia is located in the (662) area code.
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bentonia had an population of 417 people. This is a decrease of 5.23% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 16.6% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Bentonia had a population of 440 people. This makes Bentonia the county's 2nd most populous community.
The population of Bentonia represents 0.01% of the population of Mississippi (which has 2,967,297 people), making it the state's 228th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 440 people, the population of Bentonia decreased 12% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 500 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Bentonia.
Communities near Bentonia ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Bentonia.
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 Bentonia. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bentonia.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bentonia. 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 Bentonia.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Bentonia. See our Newspapers Page for Bentonia.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bentonia ...
Looking for more information about Bentonia? 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 Bentonia, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bentonia.
Adding Bentonia to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Bentonia in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Bentonia was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Bentonia on a map titled Rand McNally Rand McNally Map of Mississippi (1911).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Bentonia on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 02 Aug 2022