Benton Real Estate
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Benton is a town in Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States.
Located in the White Mountains, Benton is largely surrounded by the White Mountain National Forest. The town is crossed by the Appalachian Trail.
The town was granted by Governor Benning Wentworth on January 31, 1764 to Theophilus Fitch and others. It was named Coventry after Coventry, Connecticut, hometown to many of the settlers, who arrived shortly after the beginning of the Revolution. At the suggestion of Governor Isaac Hill, the name was changed on December 4, 1840 to Benton, in honor of Thomas Hart Benton, the Missouri senator who championed American westward expansion.
According to the US census, the town has a total area of 48.4 square miles, of which 48.2 sq mi is land and 0.2 sq mi is water, comprising 0.48% of the town. It is drained by the Oliverian Brook and Wild Ammonoosuc River. Benton lies almost fully within the Connecticut River watershed, although a small part of the southeast corner is in the Merrimack River watershed. The highest point in town is the summit of Mount Moosilauke, at 4,802 feet above sea level.
As of the 2010 census, there were 364 people residing in the town, and according to the 2000 census there were 91 households, and 59 families residing in the town. The population density was 6.5 people per square mile. There were 155 housing units at an average density of 3.2 per square mile.
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