County seat: Camden
Benton County contains the saddest monument to country music you will ever find.
On March 5, 1963, a small plane crashed here, killing three members of the Grand Ole Opry--Patsy Cline, Cowboy Copas and Harkshaw Hawkins. Today, country music fans visit the site of the crash, which contains markers and a bulletin board you see here.
Benton County is also associated with one of Tennessee's more unusual state products--freshwater pearls.
Click here to take a virtual out of the Tennessee River Freshwater Pearl Farm, in Benton County.