Benton, Kentucky

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Class (ending Dec. 31, 2014): 4
Class (effective Jan. 1, 2015): Home Rule
Status: Active
Incorporated: 1845-01-11
County: Marshall
Area Development PADD
County Seat Yes
Form Of Government: Mayor - Council
Type of Election (City Officials): Partisan
City Waives Primary Election (City Officials): No

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Submitted By Lois Cunningham
Marshall Co. Court House
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Notes: Named for Thomas Hart Benton, U.S. Senator from Missouri.
Population Estimates:
1990: 4001
1991: 4049
1992: 4078
1993: 4127
1994: 4149
1995: 4195
1996: 4233
1997: 4240
1998: 4256
1999: 4248
2000: 4191
2001: 4162
2002: 4141
2003: 4165
*Compiled by the Ky. State Data Center. Population Estimates may change as city boundaries are adjusted.
City Links:
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  City Website
  County Website

County Links:
  Marshall County PVA
Mayor 
Rita Dotson
Meeting Times: 
3rd Mon 5:00pm
Office Hours: 
Mon-Fri 8:00am-4:00pm
U.S. Decennial Census (April 1):   2000: 4,197   1990: 3,899   1980: 3,700   1970: 3,652


Current Filings (KRS 81.045 to present date)
Date Filed Type Ordinance Map Status Notes
 2017-05-02  Annexation (TIFF) (PDF)  17-04-01  MAPPABLE  Sloan and Brooks Tracts: Pinewood Drive (2.782 acres)
 2016-12-13  Resolution (TIFF) (PDF)  16-06-01  MAPPABLE  Restates the location of parcels annexed by city ordinance dated June 22, 1982. Tract 1: 48.891 acres; Tract 2: 21.191 acres; Tract 3: 8.931 acres; Tract 5: 23.348 acres. Area covered by Tract 4 partially annexed in 1980; remainder annexed in 1986. This resolution confirms the descriptions & plats for Clarifying Resolutions 09-08-01 & 09-09-01 accurately state the location of Parcel 4 in the 1982 ordinance.
 2016-12-13  Annexation (TIFF) (PDF)  dated June 22, 1982  MAPPABLE  Annexes five tracts in various locations
 2016-12-13  Resolution (TIFF) (PDF)  16-11-01  MAPPABLE  Rescinds Resolution 09-10-02, Resolution 15-08-02, Resolution 15-10-01, & Resolution 16-08-01 and confirms Resolution 16-06-01 is an accurate depiction of areas annexed by an ordinance approved by the city on June 22, 1982.
 2016-06-10  Annexation (TIFF) (PDF)  16-03-02  MAPPABLE  Sunset Drive & Forest Drive Tract: 8.946 acres
 2016-06-10  Annexation (TIFF) (PDF)  16-03-01  MAPPABLE  Hill & Darnell Tract: Colonial Drive (1.234 acres)
 2016-05-25  Annexation (TIFF) (PDF)  16-02-01  MAPPABLE  Corridor Tract extends from South Main Street (US 641) to Ky 58 west of Benton: 99.621 acres
 2016-05-19  Population Estimate      U. S. Census Bureau Population Estimate as of July 1, 2015: 4,357
 2016-05-03  Annexation (TIFF) (PDF)  16-01-01  MAPPABLE  A portion of the Dogtown Road Corridor: 2.578 acres
 2016-03-21  Annexation (TIFF) (PDF)  15-10-02  MAPPABLE  Finalized Intent Ordinance dated June 19, 1989. Edwards Tract: Ky 58 (2.911 acres)
 2016-02-22  Annexation (TIFF) (PDF)  15-12-02  MAPPABLE  Howell Tract: Hickory Ridge Subdivision, Bent Creek Drive (3.999 acres)
 2016-01-13  Annexation (TIFF) (PDF)  15-08-03  MAPPABLE  Tract of land along West 24th Street: 10.674 acres
 2016-01-13  Clarifying Resolution (TIFF) (PDF)  15-10-01  MAPPABLE  Clarifies the location of Tract 1 in Annexation Ordinance dated June 22, 1982, & Resolution 09-10-02: 23.728 acres.
 2016-01-13  Annexation (TIFF) (PDF)  dated June 22, 1982  MAPPABLE  Duplicate Filing. Five Tracts.
 2016-01-13  Annexation (TIFF) (PDF)  15-10-01  MAPPABLE  Tracts owned by Benton Public Properties Corporation: US 641 Bypass (34.495 acres)
 2015-10-29  Annexation (TIFF) (PDF)  15-07-01  MAPPABLE  Tract located along Merrywood Drive, south of Merrywood Sudivision No. 2, and north of South Merrywood Subdivision: 5.449 acres
 2015-09-09  Resolution (TIFF) (PDF)  15-08-01 (Res)  MAPPABLE  Clarifies the location of an Annexation Ordinance dated February 1, 1960, on the city's KRS 81.045 filing.
 2015-09-09  Annexation (TIFF) (PDF)  dated February 1, 1960  MAPPABLE  Haltom Tract: 43.295 acres
 2015-09-09  Resolution (TIFF) (PDF)  15-07-04 (Res)  MAPPABLE  Restates the location of an Annexation Ordinance dated October 18, 1977
 2015-09-09  Annexation (TIFF) (PDF)  dated October 18, 1977  MAPPABLE  Restates portion of KRS 81.045 filing by adding ordinance omitted on orginal submission. West Addition to Merrywood Subdivision: 11.989 acres.
 2015-09-09  Annexation (TIFF) (PDF)  15-08-02  MAPPABLE  John Rudd Property & Cope Road: 2.689 acres
 2015-09-09  Annexation (TIFF) (PDF)  15-08-01  MAPPABLE  Willow Creek Estates: Cox Creek Drive (4.781 acres)
 2015-09-09  Resolution (TIFF) (PDF)  15-07-02 (Res)  MAPPABLE  Restates the location of an Annexation Ordinance dated July 20, 1976 (Tract 2)
 2015-09-09  Annexation (TIFF) (PDF)  dated July 20, 1976 (Tract 2)  MAPPABLE  Restates portion of KRS 81.045 filing by adding Tract 2 of an ordinance omitted on original submission. Northgate Shopping Center: 4.796 acres.
 2015-09-09  Resolution (TIFF) (PDF)  15-07-01 (Res)  MAPPABLE  Restates the location of an Annexation Ordinance dated July 20, 1976 (Tract 1)
 2015-09-09  Annexation (TIFF) (PDF)  dated July 20, 1976 (Tract 1)  MAPPABLE  Restates portion of KRS 81.045 filing by adding Tract 1 of an ordinance omitted on original submission. West Oaks Subdivision: 33.742 acres.
 2015-05-21  Population (2010)      Population Total per 2010 U.S. Decennial Census: 4,349
 2014-07-29  Declaration (TIFF) (PDF)  pursuant to HB 331 (2014)    Acknowledgment of Reclassification (Home Rule), Statement of Form of Government (Mayor-Council), Name of City, & Year of Incorporation
 2013-05-15  Annexation  13-2-4  MAPPABLE  Henson Tract: US 641 Bypass (2.9 acres)
 2012-10-01  Notification of Vacancy      City Council Member
 2010-07-02  Reaffirms & Restates Prior Annexation  10-06-01  MAPPABLE  Tract located south of Ky 58: 41.984 acres
 2010-05-20  Annexation  10-04-01  MAPPABLE  Restates annexation of Bohannon Rd r/o/w for ordinance dated May 15, 1989 & Resolution 09-10-06.
 2010-05-20  Annexation  10-05-01  MAPPABLE  Lot 1, Hopkins Tract: between Slickback Rd & US 641 Bypass (5.99 acres)
 2009-12-30  Resolution  09-12-03  MAPPABLE  Restates the location of Annexation Ordinance 98-12-09.
 2009-12-30  Annexation  98-12-09  MAPPABLE  Riley Tracts aka Hickory Ridge Subdivision: Bent Creek Dr (0.665a, 2.004a, & 2.003a)
 2009-12-30  Resolution  09-11-13  MAPPABLE  Restates the location of Annexation Ordinance 08-09-03.
 2009-12-30  Annexation  08-09-03  MAPPABLE  Tract owned by Marshall County Public Hospital District Corporation: Old Symsonia Rd (31.077a)
 2009-12-23  Resolution  09-12-10  MAPPABLE  Restates the location of Annexation Ordinance 08-11-02.
 2009-12-23  Annexation  08-11-02  MAPPABLE  Hudson Tract: southeasterly of the Merrywood East Sudivision (0.127 acres)
 2009-12-23  Resolution  09-12-09  MAPPABLE  Restates the location of Annexation Ordinance 08-09-02.
 2009-12-23  Annexation  08-09-02  MAPPABLE  Riley Tracts: south of Bent Creek Drive (5.073 acres)
 2009-12-23  Resolution  09-12-08  MAPPABLE  Restates the location of Annexation Ordinance 07-08-01.
 2009-12-23  Annexation  07-08-01  MAPPABLE  Beanie's BP, LLC, Tract: east side of Slickback Road (2.152 acres)
 2009-12-23  Resolution  09-12-07  MAPPABLE  Restates the location of Annexation Ordinance 05-12-02.
 2009-12-23  Annexation  05-12-02  MAPPABLE  Beard & Phillips Tract: adjoins Southland Estates Subdivision (4.719 acres)
 2009-12-23  Resolution  09-12-06  MAPPABLE  Restates the location of Annexation Ordinance 05-03-01.
 2009-12-23  Annexation  05-03-01  MAPPABLE  Salvatore Tract: Minor Subdivision Plat, Tract A-2 (1.455 acres)
 2009-12-23  Resolution  09-12-05  MAPPABLE  Restates the location of Annexation Ordinance 01-03-02.
 2009-12-23  Annexation  01-03-02  MAPPABLE  Bent Creek, Unit 3, Tract: 21.168 acres
 2009-12-23  Resolution  09-12-04  MAPPABLE  Restates the location of Annexation Ordinance 98-12-10.
 2009-12-23  Annexation  98-12-10  MAPPABLE  Bent Creek Subdivision: Bent Creek Drive & Wedgewood Lane (10.145a & 9.926a)
 2009-12-23  Resolution  09-12-02  MAPPABLE  Restates the location of Annexation Ordinance 98-12-08.
 2009-12-23  Annexation  98-12-08  MAPPABLE  Bennett Tract: Bent Creek Drive (9.893 acres)
 2009-12-23  Resolution  09-12-01  MAPPABLE  Restates the location of Annexation Ordinance 98-12-07.
 2009-12-23  Annexation  98-12-07  MAPPABLE  Southwinds Subdivision: US 641 & south r/o/w of Cope Road (17.817 acres)
 2009-11-23  Resolution  09-11-12  MAPPABLE  Restates the location of Annexation Ordinance 98-12-06.
 2009-11-23  Annexation  98-12-06  MAPPABLE  David Tract: south of Championship Drive (3.091 acres)
 2009-11-23  Resolution  09-11-11  MAPPABLE  Restates the location of Annexation Ordinance 98-12-05.
 2009-11-23  Annexation  98-12-05  MAPPABLE  Sunset Woods Subdivision: south side of Ky 408 (3.823 acres)
 2009-11-23  Resolution  09-11-10  MAPPABLE  Restates the location of Annexation Ordinance 95-11-01.
 2009-11-23  Annexation  95-11-01  MAPPABLE  Four Tracts: Country Club Fairways Subdivision (74.181a; 0.639a; 1.260a; & 3.0a)
 2009-11-23  Resolution  09-11-09  MAPPABLE  Restates the location of Annexation Ordinance 95-05-05.
 2009-11-23  Annexation  95-05-05  MAPPABLE  Southland Estates Subdivision: north side of Cope Road (8.166 acres)
 2009-11-23  Resolution  09-11-08  MAPPABLE  Restates the location of Annexation Ordinance 95-05-04.
 2009-11-23  Annexation  95-05-04  MAPPABLE  Goheen Girls Subdivision: east of US 641 (11.906 acres)
 2009-11-23  Resolution  09-11-07  MAPPABLE  Restates the location of Annexation Ordinance 95-05-03.
 2009-11-23  Annexation  95-05-03  MAPPABLE  Tracts located on the east side of Julian Carroll Parkway: 8.435 acres & 3.547 acres
 2009-11-23  Resolution  09-11-06  MAPPABLE  Restates the location of Annexation Ordinance 94-05-02.
 2009-11-23  Annexation  94-05-02  MAPPABLE  Northern five lots of Elizabeth Vaughn Subdivision: US 58 (5.480 acres)
 2009-11-23  Resolution  09-11-05  MAPPABLE  Restates the location of Annexation Ordinance dated November 19, 1990.
 2009-11-23  Annexation  November 19, 1990  MAPPABLE  Certain lots in Colonel Acres Subdivision: Colonial Drive (21.665 acres)
 2009-11-23  Resolution  09-11-04  MAPPABLE  Restates the location of Annexation Ordinance dated August 21, 1989.
 2009-11-23  Annexation  August 21, 1989  MAPPABLE  East side of Ky 1311 (Slickback Rd) & south side of Church Grove Rd (aka Hitte Rd): 24.871a.
 2009-11-23  Resolution  09-11-03  MAPPABLE  Restates the location of Annexation Ordinance dated July 17, 1989.
 2009-11-23  Annexation  July 17, 1989  MAPPABLE  Tract 1: Forest Hills Subdivision (33.478a). Tract 2: north Kyabram Subdivision (16.424a).
 2009-10-23  Annexation  09-10-01  MAPPABLE  Emerald Hills Subdivision Tract: east side of Bent Creek Drive (11.111 acres)
 2009-10-23  Annexation  99-09-03  MAPPABLE  Walmart Stores East, Inc., Tract: Ky 348 at the Purchase Parkway (18.7057 acres).
 2009-10-23  Resolution  09-10-09  MAPPABLE  Restates the location of Annexation Ordinance 07-06-05.
 2009-10-23  Annexation  07-06-05  MAPPABLE  Central Church of Christ of Benton, Inc., Tract: east side of Ky 58, aka Mayfield Highway (14.798a).
 2009-10-23  Resolution  09-10-08  MAPPABLE  Restates the location of Annexation Ordinance 01-03-01.
 2009-10-23  Annexation  01-03-01  MAPPABLE  First United Methodist Church Tract: adjoins Merrywood & South Merrywood Subdivisions (13.288a).
 2009-10-23  Resolution  09-10-07  MAPPABLE  Restates the location of Annexation Ordinance dated June 19, 1989.
 2009-10-23  Annexation  June 19, 1989  MAPPABLE  Lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9 of South Merrywood Subdivision: 7.980 acres.
 2009-10-23  Resolution  09-10-06  MAPPABLE  Restates the location of Annexation Ordinance dated May 15, 1989.
 2009-10-23  Annexation  May 15, 1989  MAPPABLE  Three Tracts: 1.012 acres; 7.012 acres; & 14.439 acres.
 2009-10-23  Resolution  09-10-05  MAPPABLE  Restates the location of Annexation Ordinance dated April 18, 1988.
 2009-10-23  Annexation  April 18, 1988  MAPPABLE  Tract located west of Dogtown Rd & north of Oak Grove Circle: 1.492 acres.
 2009-10-23  Resolution  09-10-04  MAPPABLE  Restates the location of Annexation Ordinance dated July 27, 1987.
 2009-10-23  Annexation  July 27, 1987  MAPPABLE  Tract 1: north side of Oak Level Rd (4.316a). Tract 2: south side of Jackson Starks Cem Rd (5.115a).
 2009-10-23  Resolution  09-10-03  MAPPABLE  Restates the location of Annexation Ordinance dated November 16, 1982.
 2009-10-23  Annexation  November 16, 1982  MAPPABLE  Tract located at the intersection of Merrywood Drive & Oakwood Avenue: 17.629 acres
 2009-10-23  Resolution  09-10-02  MAPPABLE  Restates the location of Annexation Ordinance dated June 22, 1982.
 2009-10-23  Annexation  June 22, 1982  MAPPABLE  Five Tracts: 25.161a; 21.191a; 8.931a; & 23.348a. Tract 4 previously annexed.
 2009-10-02  Resolution  09-09-01  MAPPABLE  Restates the location of Annexation Ordinance dated November 17, 1986.
 2009-10-02  Annexation  November 17, 1986  MAPPABLE  Six Tracts: 1.041 acres; 20.406 acres; 0.887 acres; 39.852 acres; 9.802 acres; & 9.348 acres
 2009-09-21  Resolution  09-08-02  MAPPABLE  Restates the location of Annexation Ordinance dated September 4, 1984.
 2009-09-21  Annexation  September 4, 1984  MAPPABLE  east side of KY 1445 (Dogtown Rd) on the south side of Longview II subdivision: 8.342 acres
 2009-08-26  Resolution  09-08-03  MAPPABLE  Restates the location of Annexation Ordinance dated January 16, 1979.
 2009-08-26  Annexation  January 16, 1979  MAPPABLE  north of Clark's River & west of US 641: 4.586 acres
 2009-08-26  Resolution  09-08-01  MAPPABLE  Restates the location of Annexation Ordinance dated March 3, 1980.
 2009-08-26  Annexation  March 3, 1980  MAPPABLE  Two Parcels: Lynn Nelson Rd (52.566 acres) & Ivey Rd (45.005 acres)
 2009-07-30  Annexation  09-07-01  MAPPABLE  Cothran Tract: west on Ky 58 (9.52 acres)
 2001-01-30  Annexation  00-06-05  MAPPABLE  Duplicate Filing
 2001-01-30  Annexation  2000-05-01  MAPPABLE  Duplicate Filing
 2001-01-30  Annexation  00-01-01  MAPPABLE  Duplicate Filing
 2001-01-16  Annexation  00-06-05  MAPPABLE  
 2001-01-16  Annexation  2000-05-01  MAPPABLE  
 2001-01-16  Annexation  00-01-01  MAPPABLE  
 1981-07-16  KRS 81.045 Filing    MAPPABLE