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Benton in Saline County, Arkansas — The American South (West South Central)
 

The Benton Courier

 
 
The Benton Courier Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Bueche, June 3, 2017
1. The Benton Courier Marker
Inscription.  Founded in 1876 by W.A. Webber as The Saline County Digest, this was the first newspaper and is the oldest continuously operated business in Saline County. The name was changed to The Review in 1882 and to The Courier in 1883. The original office was located on the southeast corner of Main and Sevier Streets in a building previously used as a saloon and later the county jail. The Courier has chronicled the births and deaths, achievements and failures, triumphs and tragedies of the people of Saline County for over a century.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1876.
 
Location. 34° 33.989′ N, 92° 35.28′ W. Marker is in Benton, Arkansas, in Saline County. Marker is on North Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 322 North Market Street, Benton AR 72015, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bicentennial - Saline District Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Operation Iraqi Freedom / Operation Enduring Freedom Memorial (about 500 feet away); Persian Gulf War Memorial
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(about 500 feet away); Saline County in the Civil War (about 600 feet away); Saline County's Everlasting Tribute (about 600 feet away); Saline County Records (about 700 feet away); Saline County Revolutionary War Soldiers (about 700 feet away); Quapaws, Choctaws, and Chickasaws Passed Here (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Benton.
 
Also see . . .  Saline Courier - Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture. (Submitted on June 3, 2017, by Cody Lynn Berry of Benton, Arkansas.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2017, by Cody Lynn Berry of Benton, Arkansas. This page has been viewed 191 times since then and 13 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 3, 2017, by Cody Lynn Berry of Benton, Arkansas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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