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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Arkansas|Arkansas]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]]'' '''Benton County''' <br>{{Adoption ARGenWeb}} {{Infobox U.S. County
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''[[United States|United States&nbsp;]] [[Image:Gotoarrow.png]][[Arkansas|Arkansas]][[Image:Gotoarrow.png]] [[Benton_County,_Arkansas|Benton County]]''  
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Guide to '''Benton County Arkansas genealogy.''' Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.
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Benton County, founded September 30, 1836, was formed from [[Washington County, Arkansas|Washington]] County, and is located in the northwest corner of Arkansas on the Ozark plateau. It adjoins Oklahoma to the west and Missouri to the north. The county seat is Bentonville, named in honor of U.S Senator Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri, who was instrumental in helping the Arkansas Territory achieve statehood. <br>  
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| building address = [http://www.co.benton.ar.us/ Benton County Courthouse]<br>215 E. Central, Suite 217<br>Bentonville, AR 72712-0699<br>Telephone: 479.271.1013- 1031<br>
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== County Courthouse<br> ==
 
 
Benton County, founded September 30, 1836, was formed from [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Washington_County,_Arkansas Washington] County, and is located in the northwest corner of Arkansas on the Ozark plateau. It adjoins Oklahoma to the west and Missouri to the north. The county seat is Bentonville, named in honor of U.S Senator Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri, who was instrumental in helping the Arkansas Territory achieve statehood. <br>
 
  
== County Courthouse<br> ==
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[http://www.co.benton.ar.us/ Benton County Courthouse]<br>215 E. Central, Suite 217<br>Bentonville, AR 72712-0699<br>Telephone: 479.271.1013- 1031<br>  
  
Benton County Courthouse<br>215 E. Central, Suite 217<br>Bentonville, AR 72712-0699<br>Telephone: 479.271.1013 <br>
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<br>County Clerk has marriage records from 1861 <br>and probate records from 1859; Clerk Circuit&nbsp;<br>Court has divorce, court and land records<ref name="HB">''The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America'', 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 66.</ref>  
  
 
== History  ==
 
== History  ==
  
==== Parent County<br> ====
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==== Parent County<br> ====
  
*'''1836'''--Benton County was created 30 September 1836 from [https://wiki.familysearch.org/en/Washington_County,_Arkansas Washington] County. County seat: Bentonville. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><br>
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*'''1836'''--Benton County was created 30 September 1836 from [[Washington County, Arkansas|Washington]] County. County seat: Bentonville. <ref name="Handybook">''The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America'',10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).</ref><br>
  
 
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==== Boundary Changes  ====
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==== Populated Places  ====
 
==== Populated Places  ====
  
Bella Vista<br>Bentonville<br>Centerton<br>Cherokee City<br>Cross Roads<br>Decatur<br>Garfield<br>Gentry<br>Gravette<br>Rogers<br>Siloam Springs<br>Sulphur Springs<br>
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Bella Vista<br>Bentonville<br>Centerton<br>Cherokee City<br>Cross Roads<br>Decatur<br>Garfield<br>Gentry<br>Gravette<br>Rogers<br>Siloam Springs<br>Sulphur Springs<br>  
  
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
 
==== Neighboring Counties  ====
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==== Local Histories  ====
 
==== Local Histories  ====
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Biographies from the ''History of Benton County, Arkansas'' (1889) published by Goodspeed are available free on the [http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/arkansas-counties/benton-county-arkansas-genealogy-biographies.asp My Genealogy Hound] website
  
 
==== Maps  ====
 
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Historic maps of [http://www.mygenealogyhound.com/maps/arkansas-maps/benton-county-arkansas-maps.asp Benton County, Arkansas]
  
 
==== Military  ====
 
==== Military  ====
  
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===== Revolutionary War  =====
  
 
*''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]''. 1841. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books]. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Arkansas, Benton County on page 191.]  
 
*''A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]''. 1841. Digital version at [http://books.google.com/books?id=W7JYAAAAMAAJ Google Books]. 1967 reprint: {{FHL|282860|item}} 973 X2pc 1840. [See Arkansas, Benton County on page 191.]  
 
*''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions''. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include&nbsp;"an Added Index to States." {{FHL|287870|item}} 973 M24ur; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Arkansas section begins on page 439.]
 
*''Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions''. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include&nbsp;"an Added Index to States." {{FHL|287870|item}} 973 M24ur; digital version at [http://search.ancestryinstitution.com/search/db.aspx?dbid=48141 Ancestry] ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Arkansas section begins on page 439.]
  
'''''Civil War'''''<br>
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The following Civil War battle was fought in Benton County.
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*March 6-8, 1862 = [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ar001.htm Pea Ridge], also known as Elkhorn Tavern<ref>Heritage Preservation Services, [http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ar001.htm Civil War Battle Summaries by State], (accessed 15 August, 2012)</ref>
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:[http://www.nps.gov/hps/abpp/battles/ARmap.htm Map] showing Civil War battles in Arkansas.
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*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arwccs/Benton/csabc.html Confederate Soldiers Buried in Benton County Arkansas ]<br>
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*Men from Benton County served in the [[1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Union)|1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Union]])<sup>1</sup> and the [[3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)|3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)]]<sup>2</sup> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp; <sup>1</sup>Arkansas. Adjutant General's Office. ''Report of the Adjutant General of Arkansas, for the period of the late rebellion, and to November 1, 1866'' (Bethesda, Maryland&nbsp;: University Publications of America, c1990).&nbsp; <sup>2</sup>Allen, Desmond Walls. ''Third Arkansas Union Cavalry'' (Desmond Walls Allen, Conway, Arkansas) 1987, pp. 33-92.
  
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arwccs/Benton/csabc.html Confederate Soldiers Buried in Benton County Arkansas ]<br>
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==== Newspapers ====
*Men from Benton County served in the [[1st_Regiment,_Arkansas_Infantry_(Union)|1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Union]])<sup>*</sup>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; *Arkansas. Adjutant General's Office.Report of the Adjutant General of Arkansas, for the period of the late rebellion, and to November 1, 1866,Bethesda, Maryland&nbsp;: University Publications of America, c1990 .
 
*&nbsp;Newspapers
 
  
[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/ar Arkansas Online Historical Newspapers] - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites. Includes newspapers for Benton County.<br>
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[https://sites.google.com/site/onlinenewspapersite/Home/usa/ar Arkansas Online Historical Newspapers] - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites. Includes newspapers for Benton County.<br>  
  
 
*[http://www.nwanews.com/home/ Benton County DailyRecord]<br>
 
*[http://www.nwanews.com/home/ Benton County DailyRecord]<br>
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*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/ar/benton/webbbs_config.pl Benton County, Arkansas Obituary Collection] From GenealogyBuff.com ~ Free. From Various Funeral Homes in the Rogers, Bentonville, Siloam Springs,Lowell, Gentry, Gravette, Little Flock, and Pea Ridge areas.
 
*[http://www.genealogybuff.com/ar/benton/webbbs_config.pl Benton County, Arkansas Obituary Collection] From GenealogyBuff.com ~ Free. From Various Funeral Homes in the Rogers, Bentonville, Siloam Springs,Lowell, Gentry, Gravette, Little Flock, and Pea Ridge areas.
  
'''''Census'''''<br>
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'''''Census'''''<br>  
  
*[http://www.argenweb.net/benton/census/1840Index.html 1840 Federal Census] Index and transcriptions, Benton County ARGenWeb<br>
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*[http://www.argenweb.net/benton/census/1840Index.html 1840 Federal Census] Index and transcriptions, Benton County ARGenWeb<br>  
 
*[http://www.argenweb.net/benton/census/1850IndexA-D.htm 1850 Federal Census] Index and transcriptions, Benton County ARGenWeb<br>
 
*[http://www.argenweb.net/benton/census/1850IndexA-D.htm 1850 Federal Census] Index and transcriptions, Benton County ARGenWeb<br>
  
'''''Deaths'''''<br>
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'''''Deaths'''''<br>  
  
*[http://argenweb.net/benton/vitalRecs/D-1850mortality.htm 1850 U.S. Census Mortality Schedule Transcription]<br>
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*[http://argenweb.net/benton/vitalRecs/D-1850mortality.htm 1850 U.S. Census Mortality Schedule Transcription]<br>  
 
*[http://argenweb.net/benton/vitalRecs/D-1860mortality.htm 1860 U.S. Census Mortality Schedule Transcription]
 
*[http://argenweb.net/benton/vitalRecs/D-1860mortality.htm 1860 U.S. Census Mortality Schedule Transcription]
  
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== Societies and Libraries  ==
 
== Societies and Libraries  ==
  
*[http://www.co.benton.ar.us/BCHS/index.html Benton County Historical Society]<br>
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*[http://www.co.benton.ar.us/BCHS/index.html Benton County Historical Society]<br>  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arnwags Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society]  
 
*[http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~arnwags Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society]  
 
*[http://www.bvpl.org/ Bella Vista Public Library]<br>11 Dickens Place<br>Bella Vista AR 72714  
 
*[http://www.bvpl.org/ Bella Vista Public Library]<br>11 Dickens Place<br>Bella Vista AR 72714  
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Guide to Benton County Arkansas genealogy. Birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, family history, and military records.

Benton County, founded September 30, 1836, was formed from Washington County, and is located in the northwest corner of Arkansas on the Ozark plateau. It adjoins Oklahoma to the west and Missouri to the north. The county seat is Bentonville, named in honor of U.S Senator Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri, who was instrumental in helping the Arkansas Territory achieve statehood.

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Founded September 30, 1836
County Seat Bentonville
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Address Benton County Courthouse
215 E. Central, Suite 217
Bentonville, AR 72712-0699
Telephone: 479.271.1013- 1031
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County Courthouse

Benton County Courthouse
215 E. Central, Suite 217
Bentonville, AR 72712-0699
Telephone: 479.271.1013- 1031


County Clerk has marriage records from 1861
and probate records from 1859; Clerk Circuit 
Court has divorce, court and land records[1]

History

Parent County

  • 1836--Benton County was created 30 September 1836 from Washington County. County seat: Bentonville. [2]

Boundary Changes

See an interactive map of Benton County boundary changes at N2Genealogy.

Record Loss

Places/Localities

Populated Places

Bella Vista
Bentonville
Centerton
Cherokee City
Cross Roads
Decatur
Garfield
Gentry
Gravette
Rogers
Siloam Springs
Sulphur Springs

Neighboring Counties

Resources

Cemeteries

Individual cemeteries.

BillionGraves transcriptions, photos, and Google map for each cemetery.

Church

Court

Land

Local Histories

Biographies from the History of Benton County, Arkansas (1889) published by Goodspeed are available free on the My Genealogy Hound website

Maps

Historic maps of Benton County, Arkansas

Military

Revolutionary War
  • A Census of Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services: With their Names, Ages, and Places of Residence, as Returned by the Marshalls of the Several Judicial Districts, Under the Act for Taking the Sixth Census]. 1841. Digital version at Google Books. 1967 reprint: FHL Collection 973 X2pc 1840. [See Arkansas, Benton County on page 191.]
  • Rejected or Suspended Applications for Revolutionary War Pensions. Washington, D.C., 1852. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1969, and 1991. Reprints include "an Added Index to States." FHL Collection 973 M24ur; digital version at Ancestry ($). [Includes veterans from this county; Arkansas section begins on page 439.]
Civil War
Civil War Battle

The following Civil War battle was fought in Benton County.

  • March 6-8, 1862 = Pea Ridge, also known as Elkhorn Tavern[3]
Map showing Civil War battles in Arkansas.


  • Confederate Soldiers Buried in Benton County Arkansas
  • Men from Benton County served in the 1st Regiment, Arkansas Infantry (Union)1 and the 3rd Regiment, Arkansas Cavalry (Union)2                                                                                                     1Arkansas. Adjutant General's Office. Report of the Adjutant General of Arkansas, for the period of the late rebellion, and to November 1, 1866 (Bethesda, Maryland : University Publications of America, c1990).  2Allen, Desmond Walls. Third Arkansas Union Cavalry (Desmond Walls Allen, Conway, Arkansas) 1987, pp. 33-92.

Newspapers

Arkansas Online Historical Newspapers - identifies historical archived and digitized newspapers available online on both free and pay-to-access websites. Includes newspapers for Benton County.

Probate

Taxation

Vital Records

Census

Deaths


Societies and Libraries

Family History Centers

Web Sites

References

  1. The Handybook for Genealogists : United States of America, 10th ed., (Draper, UT: Everton Publishers, 2002), p. 66.
  2. The Handybook for Genealogists: United States of America,10th ed. (Draper, UT:Everton Publishers, 2002).
  3. Heritage Preservation Services, Civil War Battle Summaries by State, (accessed 15 August, 2012)