BENTONVILLE, TEXAS. Bentonville is on State Highway 44 seven miles east of Alice in east central Jim Wells County. A post office established there in 1910 operated until 1932. Bentonville was named for an early settler. By 1914 the community had a population of fifty, two general stores, a cotton gin, and a blacksmith. A stop on the Texas-Mexican Railway was also established there that year. By 1936 the town had only scattered dwellings and farm units. In 1949 it had a population of twenty and one business. The population remained constant in the 1950s and 1960s and decreased to fifteen in 1974. In 1979 the community had scattered dwellings, a windmill, an oil well, and was a stop on the Texas-Mexican Railway. In 2000 the population was still fifteen.
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The following, adapted from the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th edition, is the preferred citation for this article.Alicia A. Garza, "BENTONVILLE, TX," Handbook of Texas Online (http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/hnb26), accessed February 12, 2016. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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