Banta is an unincorporated community in Johnson and Morgan counties, Indiana, United States.
A post office was established at Banta in 1883, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1904. Banta was named for David Demaree Banta, a Johnson County historian and judge. Prior to 1883 it was called Dresslarsville.
Banta is located at 39°31′26″N 86°15′01″W / 39.52389°N 86.25028°W / 39.52389; -86.25028.