Counties

Benton County

Benton County, formed in 1836, was named after U.S. Sen. Thomas Hart Benton of Missouri. The landscape of the county is gently rolling hills, with woodlands and lakes. The courthouse is on the square in Bentonville, near the site of Arkansas' most significant Civil War battle at Pea Ridge. Mementos of Confederate heroes are located throughout the courthouse. The county, historically a fruit-growing center, has a diversified economy that includes agriculture, especially dairy and poultry. From the corporate headquarters of Wal-Mart to light manufacturing, business is booming in Benton County. The population of Benton County is 221,339 (2010 Census). Benton County's natural resources are as varied as its economy. Beaver Lake offers fishing and water recreation. Orchards and pastures, museums and art galleries, dogwood tours in the fall, arts and crafts fairs, country music, symphony concerts, and a community theater are all popular with the local people as well as visitors.

215 E. Central
Bentonville 72712

(479) 271-1000
www.co.benton.ar.us

County Judge
Barry Moehring
Phone: (479) 271-1000
Fax: (479) 464-6195
barry.moehring@
bentoncountyar.gov

County Clerk
Tena O'Brien
Phone: (479) 271-1013
Fax: (479) 271-1019
tena.obrien@
bentoncountyar.gov

County Circuit Clerk
Brenda DeShields
Phone: (479) 271-1015
Fax: (479) 271-5719
brenda.deshields@
bentoncountyar.gov

County Sheriff
Shawn Holloway
Phone: (479) 271-1008
Fax: (479) 271-5792
shawn.holloway@
bentoncountyar.gov

County Treasurer
Deanna C. Ratcliffe
Phone: (479) 271-1018
Fax: (479) 271-5728
deanna.ratcliffe@
bentoncountyar.gov

County Collector
Gloria Peterson
Phone: (479) 271-1040
Fax: (479) 271-1051
gloria.peterson@
bentoncountyar.gov

County Assessor
Roderick Grieve
Phone: (479) 271-1037
Fax: (479) 271-1073
roderick.grieve@
bentoncountyar.gov

County Coroner
Daniel Oxford
Phone: (479) 621-0223
Fax: (479) 621-9076
daniel.oxford@
bentoncountyar.gov

Justices of the Peace
Mike McKenzie, Joshua Bryant, James "JD" Hays, Tom Allen, William Burnett, Pat Adams, Joel Jones, Shirley Sandlin, Susan R. Anglin, Michelle Chiocco, Bob Bland, Adriane Carr, Kurt Moore, Brent Myers, Joel Edwards

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