The towns of Benton, Towanda, Greenwich, Township Village in El Dorado, Bel Aire and northeastern Wichita make up the Circle District’s "communities." The district’s patrons have a vital interest in the educational program.
Circle Unified School District 375 encompasses approximately 175 square miles of western Butler and northeastern Sedgwick Counties. Many choice home sites and easy access to the Wichita area make Circle’s location ideal. Cultural, educational and civic opportunities are available through Butler Community College and Wichita State University, both within easy driving distance of USD 375.
The school district community is unique since it combines the beauty of a rural setting with well planned residential areas. Modern industry provides a strong tax base for excellent schools and community services. Swimming, tennis, youth activities and other recreational facilities make these communities outstanding year round. For the friendly atmosphere of small communities with the advantages of a large city not far away - for living at its best - Circle USD 375 offers the answer.
(Source- Circle Public Schools-www.usd375.org)
Benton residents enjoy a small town environment that’s only 25 minutes from Wichita. Benton is a peaceful town that offers a lot of excitement and easy access to the Wichita community.
Highway 254 runs through Benton. Benton is less than 25 minutes from downtown Wichita. Wichita Dwight D. Eisenhower National Airport is located just off the Southwest side of Kellogg, making travel more convenient.
Benton Local Attractions/Activities
Benton is home to the Prairie Rose, a local historical entertainment venue and restaurant. Benton offers a quick commute to Wichita and local attractions including Intrust Bank Arena and the Warren Theatre.
Prairie Rose Chuckwagon Supper
As you pull through the gates of the Prairie Rose you enter a world of days gone by – a simpler time, peaceful and stress-free. But the facilities are some of the finest around, catering to the comfort of their guests. From the rearin’ stallion at the front gate to the biscuit-throwin’ at dinner, they want to make your visit there a memorable one.
The Facilities at the Prairie Rose are, without a doubt, some of the finest in the region. At the Prairie Rose, the staff oversees each detail so as to assure your group the finest meeting, wedding, reception, or convention. Catering and entertainment are also available. The Prairie Rose offers complete services.
The City of Benton is located in Butler County's Benton Township, which was named after Thomas Benton Murdock. The first settlers arrived in the Benton area about 1870. In 1872 the Township was organized and had an assessed valuation of $20,296.00. The Missouri Pacific Railroad laid its rails through the area in 1883, and the town was platted that same year.
A Petition was made to the Butler County Commission to incorporate the City of Benton on January 6, 1909. The petition was granted and stated an election for mayor and 5 council members was to be held on January 26, 1909 in the I.O.O.F. hall in the City of Benton. The Population when the city was incorporated was approximately 240 people.