Benton is the Franklin County seat whose Courthouse, built in 1875, sits in the center of one of the few remaining squares in Illinois. The Benton Square has an old-fashioned feel and quaint uniqueness, surrounded by antique stores, specialty stores and popular eateries. Family-oriented events are held around the Square every year to promote tradition, community involvement, and the Rockwellian sentiment and atmosphere embraced in the downtown area.
Notable Upcoming Dates:
*Tuesday, February 26, 2019 (8:30 a.m.) – City Council Meeting
*Wednesday, February 27, 2019 – Early Voting Begins
*Sunday, March 10, 2019 – Daylight Savings Time Begins