Benton County

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Benton County is named for Thomas Hart Benton, who was a Senator from the State of Missouri.

 

Created:  September 30, 1836

County Seat:

Bentonville  1836 – present

 

County Courthouse – Bentonville

 

Location:  201 NE Second Street / NE A Street

Built:  1926 – 1927

Style:  Neo-Classical

Architect:  A O Clark

Contractor:  Messenger and Dalton

 

Description:  The building faces west and is a three story buff colored brick and concrete structure. The west front has five arches on the first story with six columns rising from the second story to the top of the third story. Above is a wide header with projecting eave and parapet above. The north and south wings extend from the main building. The roof line is flat.

 

Note:  The first courthouse was built in 1837. The second courthouse was designed by Willian T Ritter and constructed by Neely & Kenton and S G Elliott in 1873.

 

County Judicial Center – Bentonville  

 

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Location:  203 East Central Avenue / NE B Street

Built:  1999 – 2000

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Hight-Jackson Associates

Contractor:  Nabholz Construction Corporation

 

Description:  The building  faces south and is a three story buff colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The building is attached to the east side of the courthouse. The south entrance has a large arch with recessed entrance on the first story. The section on the east side is two stories. The roof line is flat.

 

Courthouses: 

N – McDonald County, Missouri and Barry County, Missouri 

E – Carroll County and Madison County

S – Washington County

W – Adair County, Oklahoma and Delaware County, Oklahoma

 

 

 

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Photos taken 2010