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Benton
Columbia County Pennsylvania

ZipCodes
17814




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Statistics & Facts

The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
The population of Benton is approximately 958 1990, 824 2010.
The approximate number of families is 415 1990, 363 2010.
The amount of land area in Benton is 1.644 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Benton to Washington DC is 161 miles.
The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 68 miles. (as the crow flies)
Benton is positioned 41.19 degrees north of the equator and 76.38 degrees west of the prime meridian.


History & History Related Items

"Benton, Columbia County, was named in 1838 for Thomas Benton, a nationally popular senator from Missouri. Senator Benton almost killed Andrew Jackson in an 1813 duel, though he later supported Jackson in his successful 1828 presidential campaign. Benton himself was occasionally encouraged by politicians and newspapers to run for president, but he never showed any interest."
from Name Origins of Northeast PA Towns by Mike O'Hara
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