Fanning's Illustrated Gazetteer of the United States.... (New York: Phelps, Fanning & Co., 1853), 40.
BENTON COUNTY, situated at the northwest corner of Arkansas, and watered by White river and branches of the Neosho. Area, 1,050 square miles. Seat of justice, Bentonville. Pop. in 1840, 2,228; in 1850, 3,710.