Benton County, Arkansas

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Benton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2000 census, the population was 153,406. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates 2007 population to be 203,107.[1] The county seat is Bentonville.[2] Benton County was formed on 30 September 1836 and was named after Thomas Hart Benton, a U.S. Senator from Missouri. It is a dry county; alcohol sales are prohibited, except in establishments with a private club liquor license.

Benton County is part of the FayettevilleSpringdaleRogers, AR-MO Metropolitan Statistical Area.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 880 square miles (2,279.2 km2), of which 846 square miles (2,191.1 km2) is land and 34 square miles (88.1 km2) (3.89%) is water. Most of the water is in Beaver Lake.


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