“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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.
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.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Saline County in the Civil War (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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); De Soto Trail (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Southwest Trail (approx. ¼ mile away); The Gann Building (approx. 0.3 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.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 3, 2017, by Cody Lynn Berry of Benton, Arkansas. This page has been viewed 111 times since then and 34 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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