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Welcome to Benton ...
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Benton has a population of 1,263 people<2> (see below for details).
We don't have a date for the establishment of Benton.
Benton is 730 feet [223 m] above sea level.<3>.
Time Zone: Benton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time
Note: If you travel west from Benton (for example, toward Powells Crossroads), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).
Benton is within the (423) area code.
The ZIP code for Benton: 37307<4>
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Benton had an population of 1,263 people. This is a decrease of 8.81% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 10.98% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Benton had a population of 1,385 people (or 8.23% of the total population of Polk County). This makes Benton the county's most populous community.
The population of Benton represents 0.02% of the total population of Tennessee (which has 6,346,105 people), making it the state's 208th most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 1,385 people, the population of Benton increased 21.7% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 1,138 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Benton.
Communities Also Named Benton ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Tennessee communities named Benton: This one is located in Polk County and the other is located in Marshall 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.
Communities near Benton ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Benton.
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. Our list includes 6 papers. 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.
Adding Benton to Our Gazetteer ...
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, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Benton was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Benton on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Tennessee (1956).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Benton on our Genealogy Page.
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Off-the-Road Links ...
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This page was last modified: 18 Jan 2022