Benton County was established in 1870 and was formed from portions of Tippah and Marshall counties. Lewis J. McDonald donated land for Ashland, which was incorporated in 1871 and named the county seat. The Benton County Courthouse was designed by . . . — — Map (db m171379) HM
A memorial to Benton Countians who gave their lives in service for their country.
Homer Beasley • Chaille Ferrell • Alfred Whitten • Robert Wynn
Preston C. Gresham • M.B. Brown Jr. • Olice J. Vauter • . . . — — Map (db m171413) WM
As a producer, studio engineer, trumpeter and bandleader, Willie Mitchell played a central role in the rise of Memphis as a center for soul music. Mitchell, born in Ashland on March 1, 1928, made many recordings under his own name, . . . — — Map (db m171412) HM