Benton (Kentucky)

Benton is a city in the Kentucky Lake region in Kentucky's Western Waterlands. Unless noted, the area code for all listings is 270.

Get in

The main routes into Benton are:



Family Fun




In addition to many chain restaurants, there are some local establishments in Benton:


The city of Benton is dry—no alcohol sales are allowed. Calvert City, about 10 miles north at the end of the Purchase Parkway, allows sales of alcohol by the drink in larger restaurants (seating at least 100). Mayfield (about 15 miles west on the parkway) also allows sales by the drink. Murray (about 20 miles south on 641) is fully wet, allowing package sales as well as sales by the drink.




By phone

Most telephone numbers in Benton consist of +1 270 plus a seven-digit number, but the area is now served by an overlay complex of two area codes, with +1 364 being the second. A local or in-state telephone call now requires all 10 digits of the local number be dialed (omitting just the leading +1 from a local landline call).

Signage on many established businesses may still display the original seven-digit numbers; dial 270 before these if no area code is indicated.

Go next

Routes through Benton

Marion Gilbertsville  N  S  Murray Clifton

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