Downtown Benton

Located where Hwy 411 and Hwy 64 come together. Tucked under Chilhowee Mountain and a few miles from Parksville Lake (Lake Ocoee), Benton has a beautiful old courthouse in the middle of a real town square.

This is a working town but visitors and residents love the slow way of life and the delicious home cooking that can be found on the corners. 

Visit the Chilhowee Farmers Market to shop for locally grown produce, herbs/ornamentals, honey and bee products.  The market is located athe Polk County Fairgrounds Show Barn in Benton and is open from 7:00 am -Noon Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays  from June 6- October 31, 2007.

The gravesite of Cherokee maiden, Nancy Ward is located on the outskirts of town


Latitude: 35.0794603 Longitude: -84.6057129 Elevation: 1119 ft
the best travel advice comes from the people who live here
Adrian Lambert


My grand mother was a Goforth Cherokee indian. She died in 1965 at 77. Do you know who I can contact to see if I have family alive. Her name was Isabel Goforth, no middle name. Thank you

Brenda brewer, 2/1/2017

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