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Benton County Celebrates 177th Anniversary on Sept. 30, 2013

BENTON COUNTY, AR -- Benton County was created on September 30 of 1836.
BENTON COUNTY, AR -- Did you know that Monday marks a very special anniversary in Northwest Arkansas?! It's the 177th anniversary of Benton County! It was on September 30 of 1836 that Benton County was created.

According to the Encyclopedia of Arkansas, it's named in honor of U.S. Senator Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri who played a key role in Arkansas' admission into the Union. The city of Bentonville is also named after Senator Benton.

To learn more about the history of Benton County, CLICK HERE.
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