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Feb
24
Artistry with Aaron: Gnome Worries 10:00 am
5718 20th Ave Drive · Vinton, IA
Mar
4
Suicide Prevention Coalition Meeting 6:00 pm
508 1st Ave · Van Horne, IA
Mar
8
Flora, Fauna & Females: Dutch Oven Cooking 6:30 pm
2113 57th Street Trail · Vinton, IA
Mar
22

About Benton County

Benton County was formed on December 21, 1837, from sections of Dubuque County. It was named after Thomas Hart Benton, lawyer, colonel of the War of 1812, and Senator from Missouri for a period of 30 years. Benton County is home to 14 communities and 25,575 residents.

The County is administered by a three-member Board of Supervisors who are elected for four-year terms. Other elected officials include the Attorney, Auditor, Recorder, Sheriff, and Treasurer.