Bentonville, Indiana

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Bentonville, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Bentonville, Indiana is located in Indiana
Bentonville, Indiana
Bentonville, Indiana
Coordinates: 39°44′43″N 85°11′39″W / 39.74528°N 85.19417°W / 39.74528; -85.19417Coordinates: 39°44′43″N 85°11′39″W / 39.74528°N 85.19417°W / 39.74528; -85.19417
Country United States
State Indiana
County Fayette
Township Posey
Elevation 1,060 ft (320 m)
ZIP code 47322
GNIS feature ID 430830[1]

Bentonville is an unincorporated community in central Posey Township, Fayette County, Indiana, United States.

History[edit]

Bentonville was platted in 1838.[2] It was named for Thomas Hart Benton, a senator from Missouri.[3]

Bentonville was once a booming "frontier" town during the early days of westward expansion and was a frequent stopping place for traders. Among the local landmarks is Alfred Loder's store (built in 1848 and was one of the first brick structures in the area), which still stands and is a private residence. Other remnants of the past are still visible. Across the corner from Loder's store is a cement watering trough used for watering horses, and south of town in the wooded area next to the Bentonville Christian Church, a one room schoolhouse, although dilapidated, can be seen from the road.[citation needed]

Location[edit]

The Bentonville Post Office in September 2010.

It lies along County Road 700N northwest of the city of Connersville, the county seat of Fayette County.[4] Its elevation is 1,060 feet (323 m), and it is located at 39°44′43″N 85°11′39″W / 39.74528°N 85.19417°W / 39.74528; -85.19417 (39.7453242, -85.1941317).[5]

Although Bentonville is unincorporated, it has a post office, with the ZIP code of 47322, an independent Christian church, and a volunteer fire department. Bentonville's Volunteer Fire Department serves 63 square miles throughout Fayette County, and also responds to emergency calls in Rush and Wayne counties when needed.[6] Their fish fry is held twice yearly at the firehouse. The fish fry was formerly held at Manlove Park, which is two miles east of Bentonville.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bentonville, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System, U.S. Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  2. ^ Barrows, Frederic Irving (1917). History of Fayette County, Indiana: Her People, Industries and Institutions. Bowen, B. F. p. 266. 
  3. ^ History of Fayette County, Indiana. Warner, Beers and Company. 1885. p. 226. 
  4. ^ DeLorme. Indiana Atlas & Gazetteer. 3rd ed. Yarmouth: DeLorme, 2004, p. 47. ISBN 0-89933-319-2.
  5. ^ Geographic Names Information System Feature Detail Report, Geographic Names Information System, 1979-02-14. Accessed 2008-06-01.
  6. ^ http://bentonvillevfd.cgpps.com/about-us/