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