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: 101 NE A Street / NE Second Street

Built:  1926 – 1928

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 building is located on landscaped grounds in the center of Bentonville. 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 a log building built in 1837. The second courthouse was  a two story struction designed by Willian T Ritter and constructed by Neely & Kenton and S G Elliott in 1873.  The third and present courthouse was constructed in 1928.

 

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:  Nabholtz Construction Corporation

 

Description:  The building  faces south and is a three story buff colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Bentonville and 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.

 

County Courthouse Annex

 

Location:  201 NE Second Street / NE A Street

Built:  1934 – 1935

Style:  Italianate

Architect:  James A Whetmore

Contractor:  Manhattan Construction Company of Muskogee, Oklahoma

 

Description:  The building  faces south and is a two story cream colored stucco and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Bentonville on the north side of the courthouse. The second story is recessed. The hipped roof has red colored titles. The building houses one courtroom. The building was originally constructed as a post office at a cost of $50,000. The building was purchased by the county in 1982. 

 

County Administration Building – Bentonville

 

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Location:  215 East Central Avenue / NE B Street

Built:  1995 – 1997

Style:  Modern

Architect:  Hight Jackson-Associates

Contractor:  Naboltz Construction Corporation

 

 

Description:  The building faces west and  is a three story red colored brick, glass and concrete structure. The building is located in the center of Bentonville to the east of the courthouse. The center of the west front projects with four red colored brick pilasters rising to a section extending above the flat roof line. The first story has red colored brick and the upper stories have horizontal bands and white colored siding. 

 

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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County Courthouse – Bentonville

 

 

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County Judicial Center – Bentonville

 

 

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County Administration Building – Bentonville

 

 

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Photos taken 2010