Benton County

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


Created:  January 3, 1835

County Seat:

Warsaw  1837 – present


County Courthouse – Warsaw  


Location:  316 Van Buren Street / Main Street

Built:  1886 – 1887

Style:  Federalist

Architect:  George A Masters

Contractor:  Maurice Barret of Sedalia and Fred Busche of Lincoln


Description: The building faces north and is a two story red colored brick and stone structure. The north front has a two story porch with balcony on the second story which was added in 2008. At the roof line is a gable with a slanted roof running the length of the building. The roof is hipped. The architect in 2008 was Zingre and Associates and the contractor was Westport Construction, Inc.


Note:  The first courthouse was built as a temporary building under the supervision of Adamson Cornwall in 1838 and a permanent courthouse was constructed by Rolla M Griffith and later by Bartholomew Keown, William Hurt, Joel Shepard and James Donald in 1840. The cost was $4,500. The present courthouse was constructed at a cost of $9,089.



N – Pettis County

E – Morgan County and Camden County

S – Hickory County

W – St. Clair County and Henry County




















Photos taken 2009