Benton Island

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Not to be confused with Benten Island.
Benton Island
Benton Island is located in Antarctica
Benton Island
Location in Antarctica
Location Antarctica
Coordinates 77°4′S 147°53′W / 77.067°S 147.883°W / -77.067; -147.883Coordinates: 77°4′S 147°53′W / 77.067°S 147.883°W / -77.067; -147.883
Archipelago Marshall Archipelago
Population Uninhabited
Additional information
Administered under the Antarctic Treaty System

Benton Island is an ice-covered island about 7 kilometres (4 nmi) long, lying 9 kilometres (5 nmi) northwest of Nolan Island in the Marshall Archipelago. It was mapped by the United States Geological Survey from surveys and from U.S. Navy air photos, 1959–65, and named by the Advisory Committee on Antarctic Names for William T. Benton, BM1, U.S. Navy, Boatswain's Mate aboard USS Glacier along this coast, 1961–62.[1]

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 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Geological Survey document "Benton Island" (content from the Geographic Names Information System).