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Benton County, Indiana Overview

Benton County is located in the U.S. state of Indiana. The county was formed in 1840 and named after Thomas H. Benton, a U.S. Senator from Missouri. The county seat is Fowler. According to the U.S. Census Bureau of 2013, the county has a population of approximately 8,767 people. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 406.51 square miles, of which 406.42 square miles is land and 0.09 square miles is water. Benton County borders the following counties: Iroquois County to the west, Vermilion County to the southwest, Newton and Jasper counties to the north, White and Tippecanoe counties to the east, and Warren County to the south. Benton County has nine zip codes. The zip codes are 47917, 47921, 47942, 47944, 47948, 47970, 47971, 47975, and 47977. The most populated zip code is 47944.

Benton County Clerk’s Office Information

The County Clerk has five titles: the Clerk of the District Court; Auditor; Recorder; Clerk of the Board of County Commissioners; and Chief Elections Officer of the county. The county is also responsible for the issuance of marriage licenses, alcohol licenses, birth/certificates, and passports.

The physical address of the Benton County Clerk’s Office is:
Benton County Courthouse (Third Floor)
706 E 5th Street; Suite 37
Fowler, IN 47944
Phone: (765) 884-0930 ext. 1
Fax: (765) 884-0322
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Natalie Kidd is the Clerk of Benton County. She can be contacted at (765) 884-0930 ext. 1 or emailed at nkidd@bentoncounty.in.gov

Benton County Clerk’s Office Staff:
Rachel Adams – Estates & Civil
Email: radams@bentoncounty.in.gov
Jennifer Greenberg – Criminal, Traffic, and Bookkeeper
Email: jgreenberg@bentoncounty.in.gov
Joni Krause – Criminal & Child Support
Email: jkrause@bentoncounty.in.gov

Town Clerks:
Ambia
Christine Brost
Phone: (765) 869-5652
Email: townofambia.clk.trs@gmail.com

Fowler
Cindy Gretencord
Phone: (765) 884-0570
Email:clerk@townoffowler.com
Website: http://townoffowler.com/

Boswell
Donna Musenbrock
Phone: (765) 869-5951
Email:clerk@townofboswell.com

Otterbein
Treeva Sarles
Phone: (765) 583-4944
Email:clerk@otterbein.in.gov
Website: http://www.townofotterbein.com

Earl Park
Kristen Hardebeck
Phone: (219) 474-6108
Email:townhall@earlparkindiana.com
Website: www.earlparkindiana.com

Oxford
Christie Hale
Phone: (765) 385-2150
Email:oxfordct@sbcglobal.net

Benton County Recorder’s Office Information

The primary responsibility of the Recorder is preserving and maintaining the records of the county. Most commonly recorded documents include affidavits, assumed business names, contracts, death certificates, UCC (uniform commercial code), deeds, easements, leases, sewage liens/releases, surveys, tax liens/releases, mortgages/releases, ordinances, and power of attorney.

Benton County Recorder’s Fee Schedule:
Mortgages, Subordinate Mortgages: $55.00
Deeds*, Releases, re-record and all other instruments: $25.00
Mechanic’s Lien including one mail out $25.00

Uniform Commercial Code:

UCC, Continuation, Amendment or Assignment 2 pages or less: $6.00, 3 pages or more: $10.00
Certification of Document, plus copy fee: $5.00

The physical address of the Benton County Recorder’s Office is:
Benton County Courthouse (Second Floor)
706 E 5th Street; Suite 24
Fowler, IN 47944
Phone: (765) 884-1630 ext. 3
Fax: (765) 884-2013
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Jane Turner is the Recorder of Benton County. She can be contacted at (765) 884-1630 ext. 3 or emailed at jturner@bentoncounty.in.gov

Glenda Wallpe is the Deputy Recorder of Benton County. She can be emailed at gwallpe@bentoncounty.in.gov

Benton, IN Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-20099,475
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-2009830
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200922
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200912
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200927
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009300
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-2009887
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200943
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009435
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200946
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20092,938
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200918
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20092
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20091,561
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009123
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20097
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-200945
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009155
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200919
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009149
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009131
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20096
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009154
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200918
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20096
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200914
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20091,385
Benton County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Benton County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Marriage – Title 31, Article 11 and Uniform Premarital Agreement Act – Title 31, Article 11, Chapter 3
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Benton County Marriage License
Location:Benton County Courthouse (Third Floor), 706 E 5Th Street; Suite 33, Fowler, Indiana, 47944
Phone:765-884-0930

Benton County Cler’s Office

Address: 706 E 5th Street; Suite 24 Fowler, IN 47944
Phone: (765) 884-1630 ext. 3

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