In the fall of 1954, a handful of concerned citizens vowed to ensure that the history of Benton County be recorded and passed on to succeeding generations. They formed the Benton County Historical Society, which now has members distributed over 40 states.
Members who have roots in Benton County are helping to keep its history alive and in front of the public during the current period of tremendous growth.
The Society has also assumed responsibility for maintaining historical markers and monuments which BCHS helped to erect throughout Benton County. These markers and monuments permanently identify the location of Civil War battles and other historic incidents.
Membership is open to everyone interested in the history and heritage of Benton County.
The Benton County Historical Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting, recounting, publishing, and otherwise preserving and disseminating the history of Benton County, Arkansas. The society exists to promote multi-generational awareness, understanding and appreciation of the written and oral history of Benton County, Arkansas and contiguous areas. To attain this goal BCHS seeks to position itself as the pre-eminent source of Benton County historical information.