New 108 Page Booklet. Early days in Benton County, IN -- which today encompasses the communities of Ambia, Bolivar Township, Boswell, Center Township, Earl Park, Fowler (County Seat), Gilboa Township, Grant Township, Hickory Grove Township, Oak Grove Township, Otterbein (part), Oxford, Parish Grove Township, Pine Township, Raub, Richland Township, Talbot, Templeton, Union Township, and York Township -- are recalled through a mixture of colorful tales and factual data in this booklet, reprint of a Benton County history written by Ed A. Mossman. The spiral-bound booklet is printed on 60# paper, with the 3-color front cover is protected with a vinyl sheet. The original book, printed in 1883, was called Counties of Warren, Benton, Jasper and Newton, Indiana, Historical and Biographical. Topics covered in the first part of the booklet are: Physical Features, the Soil, Timber, Settlement of the County (1831) (NAMES of many and where they settled, and NAMES of men who worked on public roads in 1842)), Early Marriages (1840-50) (NAMES), Early Land Entries (NAMES), Creation of Townships, Organization of the County, Early Elections (NAMES of voters in 1835), First Courthouse, Second Courthouse, County Farm, Re-location of the County Seat to Fowler, Courthouse at Fowler, Civil War History (18 pages, with many NAMES, Early Courts (with NAMES of officers and first Grand Jury), Voting Population, Railroads, Other Roads, Bridges, Officers of the County (NAMES), Township Trustees (NAMES), Schools and Schoolhouses, Newspapers, Societies and Associations (NAMES), Churches, Sunday Schools, the Telephone, Towns: Oxford, Fowler, Raub, Earl Park, Templeton, Boswell, Ambia, Talbot, and Otterbein, several murder cases, including the near-hanging of an innocent man, and Miscellaneous items.