Arkansas CountiesBenton County, founded September 30, 1836, was formed from Washington County, and is located in the northwest corner of Arkansas on the Ozark plateau. It adjoins Oklahoma to the west and Missouri to the north. The county seat is Bentonville, named in honor of U.S Senator Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri, who was instrumental in helping the Arkansas Territory achieve statehood in 1836.


Upcoming Event

Do you have Irish or Scots-Irish ancestors? Fintan Mullan and Gillian Hunt of the Ulster Historical Foundation will be here to help you learn how to get the most out of Irish resources and records, gain strategies for breaking down brick walls, and grasp important historical context that may help fill in gaps in your research.  

When: Saturday, 11 March (9:00am - 4:00pm)
Where: Bentonville Community Center, 1101 SW Citizen’s Circle, Bentonville, AR 72712
Host: Northwest Arkansas Genealogical Society
Tel./e-mail: 479-271-6820,

Registration required:

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