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Benton, Tennessee
(Marshall County)

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The location of Benton

Welcome to Benton ...

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

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

Benton would have been located within present day Marshall County.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Benton is 760 feet [232 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Note: If you leave Benton and travel east, you will leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

The location where Benton once stood is in the (931) area code.

Communities Also Named Benton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Tennessee communities named Benton: This one is located in Marshall County and the other is located in Polk County.

Beyond Tennessee, 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, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New York, Newfoundland and Labrador, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Pennsylvania (2), Texas and Wisconsin.

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

Websites for Benton ...

Chamber of Commerce:

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Benton, the following might be of interest:

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. 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. 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.

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

Communities near Benton ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Columbia   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the Northwest (NW) of Benton

Located in Maury County

Pulaski   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Benton

Located in Giles County

Powell Chapel   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Benton

Located in Giles County

Southport   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) of Benton

Located in Maury County

Wales   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Benton

Located in Giles County

Chapel Hill   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) of Benton

Unionville   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Benton

Located in Bedford County

Olivet   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Benton

Located in Giles County

Cornersville   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Benton

Graymere Manor   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Benton

Located in Maury County

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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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, 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 - 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' (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.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Benton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4126, Longitude: -86.8042     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Benton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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