Benton Country was Formed

On January 3, 1835, Benton County was established.  


New adventures await in Benton County

Benton County, MO is the place to explore and find new adventures this year. With access to two of Missouri's largest lakes—Truman Lake and the Osage Arm of Lake of the Ozarks—it makes for a great family vacation and is only a short drive from most major cities. You’ll find no shortage of things to do with options for hiking, biking, golfing, dining, shopping, boating, fishing, camping, taking in history and events.