South Benton Township, Dallas County, Missouri

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South Benton Township is an inactive township in Dallas County, in the U.S. state of Missouri. [1]

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Dallas County, Missouri U.S. county in Missouri

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South Benton Township was named for the fact the township formerly was the southern part of the now-defunct Benton Township. [2]

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References

  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: South Benton Township, Dallas County, Missouri
  2. "Dallas County Place Names, 1928–1945 (archived)". The State Historical Society of Missouri. Archived from the original on 15 September 2016. Retrieved 26 September 2016.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)

Coordinates: 37°37′N93°07′W / 37.62°N 93.11°W / 37.62; -93.11

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