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Welcome to Benton ...

The town of Benton is located in Polk County and is the County Seat for Polk County.

The location of Benton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Benton has a population of 1,271 people<2> (see below for details).

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 Cartwright), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Benton is located in the (423) area code.

Population Details ...

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 (with a count of 1,138 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Benton had an population of 1,271 people. This is a decrease of 8.23% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 11.69% since the 2000 Census).

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.

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. Our list includes 6 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper 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.

Communities near Benton ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Cleveland   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the West (W) of Benton

Located in Bradley County

Athens   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) of Benton

Located in McMinn County

South Cleveland   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) of Benton

Located in Bradley County

Etowah   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Benton

Located in McMinn County

Wildwood Lake   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Benton

Located in Bradley County

Hopewell Estates   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of Benton

Located in Bradley County

East Cleveland   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) of Benton

Located in Bradley County

Englewood   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Benton

Located in McMinn County

Bent Tree Acres   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) of Benton

Located in Bradley County

East View   [Map]

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

Located in Meigs County

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

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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 Tennessee: https://www.tn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Benton.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Benton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.1751, Longitude: -84.6534     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Benton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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