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Campaign under way to restore historic cemetery

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Roy Gunter, who is spearheading a volunteer effort to restore and preserve the old Benton Cemetery, demonstrates how he and others straightened one of many tombstones in the burial ground.
(Photo by Michelle Felter, Staff)
Old Benton Cemetery was final resting place of many well-known people


BENTON -- Few people remember it, but there is a cemetery off Old Highway 61 outside of Benton. Dating back to the 1800s, it is the final resting place for many well-known people, such as the first settler of Benton and politicians.

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