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Benton is a city in Scott County, Missouri, and the county seat. The population was 863 as of the 2010 census.
Benton is a fourth class city platted in 1822, and was named after Thomas Hart Benton.
Benton is governed by a Mayor-Board of Alderman form of government. The water, sewer, and trash systems are municipally-owned. Ameren Missouri provides gas and electricity.