Benton County, Oregon

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Benton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Oregon. The county was named after Thomas Hart Benton, a U.S. senator who advocated U.S. control over the Oregon Country. In 2000, the county's population was 78,153. It is coextensive with the Corvallis Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its county seat is Corvallis.



Along with Oregon State University, agriculture, lumber, wood products, and some printing technology research and development form the economic base of the county. A substantial portion of the nation's research in forestry, agriculture, engineering, education and the sciences takes place at OSU.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 679 square miles (1,758.6 km2), of which 676 square miles (1,750.8 km2) is land and 3 square miles (7.8 km2) (0.37%) is water.

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