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Benton has a population of c. 23 000. It is locaded in Saline county, 416 feet above sea level.
The first non-native to come to the area that today is Saline county was William L. Lockhart who settled with his family four miles south of today's benton in 1815. In 1831 the first post office was established. The founding of the town of Benton was in 1833 and when Saline county was established in 1835, Benton was chosen to be the county seat. The first court house and the first jail were built in 1838. The first Library to open in Benton was Saline County Library. It was the Benton Junior Fortnightly Club, a women’s civic club, that hade taken on the projekt of opening a library.

City Officials

Position Name
Mayor Tom Farmer
City Clerk Cindy Stracener
Assistant To Mayor Cynthia Nesbitt
Financial Director Mandy Spicer
City Attorney Brent Houston
Police Chief Scotty Hodges
Fire Chief Bill Ford
Director Of Public Works David Vondran
Street Superintendent Tony Floyd
Animal Control Terry Parsons
Parks, Recreation Director Stephanie Jones
Council Member Frank Baptist
Council Member Steve Brown
Council Member Jocelyn Cash
Council Member Bill Donnor
Council Member Jeff Hamm
Council Member Judd Hart
Council Member James Herzfeld
Council Member Steve Lee
Council Member Jeff Morrow
Council Member Evelyn Reed
Human Resources Director Christiane Crabtrey

City Facts

County: Saline

Population: 30,681

Senate Districts: 13,14,33

House Districts: 23,28,31

Congressional District: 2

Classification: First Class City

Contact Information

P.O. Box 607
BENTON, AR 72015

Phone: (501) 776-5900

Fax: (501) 776-5910

Second and Fourth Monday

Web Site: Official Web Site


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