Benton County

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Benton County is named for Thomas H Benton, who was a United States Senator from Missouri.


Created:  February 18, 1840 

County Seat: 

Oxford   1843 – 1874

Fowler   1874 – present


County Courthouse – Fowler


Location:  706 East 5th Street / North Grand Avenue

Built:  1874

Style:  Second Empire French

Architect:  Gordon P Randall of Chicago, Illinois

Contractor:  Levi L Leach


Description:  The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and stone  structure. The north front extends from the building with a stone framed arch at the entrance and rising to a mansard roof. The building has arched windows and stone trim runs vertical at the corners. The base of the building is course white colored stone. A large addition was added on the south side.


Note:  the previous courthouse was built by George Brown in 1855.



N – Newton County and Jasper County 

E – White County and Tippecanoe County

S – Warren County

W – Iroquois County, Illinois














Photos taken 2008