Photo: Gann House, ca. 1895, 224 South Market Street, Benton, AR. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976. Photographed by user:Marlo B. Krueger (own work), 2012, [cc-by-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed September, 2013.
The Saline County Courthouse is located at 200 North Main Street, Benton, AR 72015; phone: 501‑303‑5600.
William Lockhart's family were the first to put down roots in what would become Saline County. They settled south of Benton about 1815, along the Saline River. The county was established in 1835, being named Saline reflecting the salt works which had been operating in the territory since 1827.