This is a list of famous quotes by Benton County people. I was no idea when this was publication or when this listed was collected. If I find out I would love to give that person credit!
"Fifty years from now we will have a big settlement." - Adam Batie, first settler in Benton County remarked when three families from Tennessee settled near him.
"Hey boys, stop shooting for a minute, your scare my fillies," -- gemish plea of Prof. Nunn, uncle of Mrs. J. C. Hennon, as he drove his frightened horse in front of the old People's Bank while it was being robbed by Henry Starr's gang.
"Why give the Frisco a damn thing, it has to come through Bentonville." --One of Bentonville's first citizens declared in 1879 when the Frisco asked a land grant to build a railroad through here.
"A good rain would help the corn $100 _" widely quoted observation of Grover Lindsey, at a collegiate age, during the midst of a drought.
"I'd rather be mayor of Bentonville than president of the United State -" Winlock Morris exclaimed, after being elected as mayor of the city.
"You could have knocked be cold with a wedge-" exclaimed ex-sheriff Edgar Fields when Dr. A. J. Bass confessed the famous "Masquerade Murder" of William Pearman in 1930.
"The Devil has settled in Benton County-" bemourned a Baptist minister upon observing a "Bloomer Girl" in 1861.
"Hell I can't find the cheese knife. I'll shoot you off a piece-" George Bates groceryman declared, proceeding to puncture a large cheese as he wait on a customer.
"I got one of Em-" Scott Dickson shouted, as he popped up, shot at Henry Starr's bank robbing bandits. But he had hit his cousin's Lewis Dickson's valuable horse.