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Benton County, Tennessee

US county information
NameBenton County
StateTennessee
SeatCamden
Largest cityCamden
US Area
Total Area436 sq mi (1129.2 km2)
Land Area395 sq mi (1023.1 km2)
Water Area41 sq mi (106.2 km2)
Population16489 (2010)
Density16.2/km2 (42/sq mi)
FoundedDecember 19, 1835
Time zoneCentral
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5: -6/-5

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Benton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of 2010, the population is 16,489. Its county seat is Camden .

Benton County is located in northwest Tennessee, bordering the western branch of the Tennessee River and 30 miles south of the Kentucky border. Aside from Camden, other major communities include agrarian communities Big Sandy and Holladay. It is known well in the area for its duck hunting and fishing industries, and in the past, was recognized for sorghum production, although it is no longer produced there.


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