Benton, Indiana

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Benton, Indiana
Unincorporated community
Benton is located in Indiana
Benton
Benton
Benton is located in the US
Benton
Benton
Coordinates: 41°30′33″N 85°45′40″W / 41.50917°N 85.76111°W / 41.50917; -85.76111Coordinates: 41°30′33″N 85°45′40″W / 41.50917°N 85.76111°W / 41.50917; -85.76111
Country United States
State Indiana
County Elkhart
Township Benton
Elevation 830 ft (250 m)
ZIP code 46526 & 46528
FIPS code 18-04780[1]
GNIS feature ID 430828[2]

Benton is an unincorporated community in Benton Township, Elkhart County, Indiana.

History[edit]

Benton was platted in 1832.[3] It was named in honor of politician Thomas Hart Benton.[4]

The railroad was built through Benton in 1892.[5] A post office was established at Benton in 1835, and remained in operation until it was discontinued in 1963.[6]

Geography[edit]

Benton is located at 41°30′33″N 85°45′40″W / 41.50917°N 85.76111°W / 41.50917; -85.76111.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "Benton, Indiana". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 2009-10-10. 
  3. ^ History of Elkhart County, Indiana. Chas. C. Chapman Co. 1881. p. 661. 
  4. ^ Baker, Ronald L. (October 1995). From Needmore to Prosperity: Hoosier Place Names in Folklore and History. Indiana University Press. p. 65. ISBN 978-0-253-32866-3. ...and named for Thomas Hart Benton, senator from Missouri. 
  5. ^ Deahl, Anthony (1905). A Twentieth Century History and Biographical Record of Elkhart County, Indiana. Lewis Publishing Company. p. 104. 
  6. ^ "Elkhart County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 4 September 2014.