Ashland, the seat of justice of Benton County, was named in honor of the home of Henry Clay.
It has a population of two hundred and twenty-seven, and does a good local trade.
Other towns in this county are Lamar, Michigan City and Hickory Flat.
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Source: Biographical and Historical Memories of Mississippi, Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1891