Benton Township, Atchison County, Missouri

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Benton Township
Map highlighting Benton Township, Atchison County, Missouri.svg
Coordinates: 40°19′21″N 095°32′58″W / 40.32250°N 95.54944°W / 40.32250; -95.54944Coordinates: 40°19′21″N 095°32′58″W / 40.32250°N 95.54944°W / 40.32250; -95.54944
CountryUnited States
 • Total19.82 sq mi (51.34 km2)
 • Land19.28 sq mi (49.94 km2)
 • Water0.54 sq mi (1.40 km2)  2.73%
Elevation879 ft (268 m)
 • Total23
 • Density1/sq mi (0.5/km2)
FIPS code29-04582[2]
GNIS feature ID0766230

Benton Township is one of eleven townships in Atchison County, Missouri, United States. As of the 2010 census, its population was 23.[3]

Benton Township was established in 1858, and named after Thomas Hart Benton, a Missouri senator.[4]


Benton Township covers an area of 19.8 square miles (51.3 km2) and contains no incorporated settlements.

The stream of State Line Slough runs through this township.


  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Benton township, Atchison County, Missouri". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved June 21, 2013.
  4. ^ "Atchison County Place Names, 1928-1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 24 June 2016. Retrieved 30 August 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

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