Located in the heart of Benton County, Benton City is home to just over 3,000 people. The area is known for its great schools, abundant wineries, beautiful landscape, and popular events.
Benton City was founded in 1909 by F. L. Pitman, engineer on the Oregon Washington Railroad and Navigation Company at the junction of the Walla Walla and Yakima railroad lines. The city took its name from Benton S. Groscup (and not the county’s namesake), who was influential in the separation of Benton County from Yakima County. The brick railway station and freight depots were constructed by the railroad in 1910. The town was officially incorporated on July 2, 1945.