Benton Township, Butler County, Kansas
|Coordinates: 37°46′00″N 097°05′56″W / 37.76667°N 97.09889°W / 37.76667; -97.09889Coordinates: 37°46′00″N 097°05′56″W / 37.76667°N 97.09889°W / 37.76667; -97.09889|
|• Total||36.09 sq mi (93.47 km2)|
|• Land||36.09 sq mi (93.47 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2) 0%|
|Elevation||1,355 ft (413 m)|
|• Density||61.3/sq mi (23.7/km2)|
|GNIS feature ID||0473879|
Benton Township is a township in Butler County, Kansas, USA. As of the 2000 census, its population was 2,211.
Benton Township was organized in 1872. It was named for Thomas Benton Murdock, a state politician.
Benton Township covers an area of 36.09 square miles (93.5 km2) and contains one incorporated settlement, Benton. According to the USGS, it contains three cemeteries: Benton, Indianola and Old Benton.
Benton Township contains one airport or landing strip, Benton Airport.
- ^ Mooney, Vol. P. (1916). History of Butler County Kansas. Standard Publishing Company. pp. 100.
- ^ Heim, Michael (2007). Exploring Kansas Highways. p. 12.
- USGS Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)