Benton County was created in 1837 and named for Thomas Hart Benton, a United States Senator from Missouri. It is in the eastern part of the state and is bounded by Black Hawk, Buchanan, Linn, Iowa, and Tama counties. The present land area is 716 square miles, and the population in 2000 was 25,308. The county seat is Vinton.

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Act 1 of Benton County
Formed in 1980 with the assistance of the Old Creamery Theater Company. Contains show schedule and ticket information. Located in Vinton.
Benton County , Iowa - US Census Bureau
Provides population, demographic, and housing information.
Benton County RC Prop Busters
Model aviation club information, events, pictures, flying site data, officers, and related links.
Benton Development Group
Features history and description of each community within the county and township maps. Includes BDG staff directory, services, tourism information, office hours, location and contact details.
City-Data.com: Benton County, Iowa
Profiles population demographics, jobs, housing, agriculture and crime statistics. Includes a list of recreational areas, churches, cemeteries, post offices, charts, graphs and maps.
Historic Bridges of the U.S. | Benton County
Provides list that includes location, status, design, year built, and length.
Iowa State University Extension - Benton County
Offers agricultural, business, family and 4-H programs and resources. Includes staff directory, news, events, hours and directions. Located in Vinton.
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