Benton County is a county
located in the U.S. state of Arkansas. As of the 2000 census, the
population was 153,406. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates 2007
population to be 203,107.
The county seat is Bentonville.
Benton County was formed on September 30, 1836 and was named after
Thomas Hart Benton, a U.S. Senator from Missouri.
It is a dry county; alcohol sales
are prohibited, except in establishments with a private club liquor
Benton County is part of the
Fayetteville–Springdale–Rogers, AR-MO Metropolitan Statistical Area.