Benton County, Washington

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Benton County is a county located in the south-central portion of the U.S. state of Washington. The Columbia River makes up the north, south, and east boundaries of the county. In 2000, its population was 142,475. The county seat is Prosser, and its largest city is Kennewick. It was named after Missouri Senator Thomas Hart Benton.

Benton County was created out of Klickitat County on March 8, 1905.[1]



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,760 square miles (4,558.4 km2), of which 1,703 square miles (4,410.7 km2) is land and 57 square miles (147.6 km2) (3.24%) is water.

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