Benton, MO 63736

Benton is the County Seat of Scott County. It was founded in 1822 by Captain William Meyers and named after Thomas Hart Benton, Missouri's first U.S. Senator.

Population (2000 Census):
Benton: 732 (+27.3% from 1990)
County: 40,422 State: 5,595,211

Land Area: 0.41 square miles (264.7 acres)
Elevation: 440 feet above sea level
Location: Near intersections of U.S. 61, MO 77 and Route E.

Visit in or near Benton:

You'll find two of the most popular places to visit in Scott County just east of Benton off of Interstate 55. Diebold's Orchards offers seasonal fruits and vegetables, most grown by the Diebold family, as well as anything you might want for your greenhouse. At Boomland , travelers and locals alike enjoy a unique rest stop with snack bar and ice cream shop, gifts, collectibles, gourmet foods and the largest selection of fireworks available all year long! The Genealogy Room at the Benton Library (across from the courthouse) is a helpful research room for genealogists and history buffs.

For more information about the City of Benton: City Hall at 573-545-3558. 

Scott County Mo
P.O. Box 188 :: 131 S. Winchester Street 
Benton, Missouri 63736 
Phone: 573-545-3549 Fax: 573-545-3540
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