Benton Charter Township, Michigan

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Benton Charter Township is a charter township of Berrien County in the U.S. state of Michigan. At the 2000 census, the township population was 16,404.

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History

The township was established on March 11, 1837, and was named after Thomas Hart Benton, U.S. Senator from Missouri. It remained attached to St. Joseph Township for administrative purposes until 1841.[4]

The commune of the House of David was located in the township.

In 1967, the Benton Harbor Fruit Market, established in 1860 in Benton Harbor, moved to the township.[5]

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 32.7 square miles (84.6 km²), of which, 32.6 square miles (84.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (0.31%) is water.

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