One of the oldest surviving towns in Mono
County, Benton was once a thriving, silver mining town, with up to 5,000
It was established in 1852 as a stop over for travellers
heading south from the nearby mining towns of Bodie and Aurora.
mining began in the nearby Blind Spring Hills and the town boomed. Today,
there are a small number of old structures left in Benton,
as well as
the cemetery. If you yearn to experience yesteryear, then come and enjoy
our interesting buildings, old mining and farming equipment,
natural hot springs, while you step back in time to a more gentle atmosphere.