Benton County, formed in 1836, was named after United States Senator Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri. The landscape of the county is gently rolling hills, with woodlands and lakes. The Courthouse is located on the square in Bentonville, near the site of Arkansas's most significant Civil War battle at Pea Ridge. Mementos of Confederate heroes are located throughout the courthouse. The county, historically a fruit-growing center, has a diversified economy that includes agriculture, especially dairy and poultry. From the corporate headquarters of Wal-Mart, the fastest growing retail chain in America, to Little Debbie bakeries, Cooper Communities', and Bella Vista retirement community to light manufacturing, business is booming in Benton County. The population of Benton County doubled from 1950 to 1980 and at the last census (1990), had increased another 25%. Benton County's natural resources are as varied as its economy. Beaver Lake offers fishing and water recreation. Orchards and pastures, museums and art galleries, dogwood tours in the fall, arts and crafts fairs, country music, symphony concerts, and a community theater are all popular with the local people as well as visitors.
Year Population (in thousands)
|County Judge||Robert Clinard||(479) 271-1000||(479) 464-6195||Robert.email@example.com|
|County Clerk||Tena O'Brien||(479) 271-1013||(479) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Circuit Clerk||Brenda DeShields||(479) 271-1015||(479) email@example.com|
|County Sheriff||Kelley Cradduck||(479) 271-1008||(479) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|County Collector||Gloria Peterson||(479) 271-1040||(479) email@example.com|
|County Treasurer||Deanna C. Ratcliffe||(479) 271-1018||(479) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|County Assessor||Glenn "Bear" Chaney||(479) 271-1037||(479) email@example.com|
|County Coroner||Daniel Oxford||(479) 925-8021||(479) firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Justice of the Peace||William Adams|
|Justice of the Peace||Tom Allen|
|Justice of the Peace||Susan Anglin|
|Justice of the Peace||Michelle Blaty|
|Justice of the Peace||Patrick Carr|
|Justice of the Peace||Steve Curry|
|Justice of the Peace||Kevin Harrison|
|Justice of the Peace||Jay Harrison|
|Justice of the Peace||Joel Jones|
|Justice of the Peace||Mike McKenzie|
|Justice of the Peace||Brent Meyers|
|Justice of the Peace||Barry Moehring|
|Justice of the Peace||Kurt Moore|
|Justice of the Peace||Shirley Sandlin|
|Justice of the Peace||Frank Winscott|
The Association of Arkansas Counties hosted its annual safety conference May 16 in Little Rock. Counties from across the state were represented.
The Arkansas Sheriffs' Association held its winter convention Jan. 23-25 at the Wyndham Riverfront Hotel in North Little Rock.
Jackson County courthouse shines bright in Newport, Arkansas.