Saline County is located in south-central Arkansas. It borders Pulaski, Grant, Perry, Garland, and Hot Spring Counties. Saline County has a population of 100,000 citizens in 730 square miles of both urban and rural beauty. We have several growing cities located here which include Benton and Bryant. Benton is the county seat, located geographically in the center of the state and within minutes of metropolitan conveniences.
Saline County is named for the early salt works in the area that supplied salt for Arkansas and its bordering states, and the county was once the leading producer of bauxite in the nation. The Gann Museum of Saline County chronicles the county’s history and contains large bauxite boulders.
Visit Saline County for national forest recreation, good fishing in the Saline River, and you may recognize the stately county courthouse, which was seen in the 1973 movie White Lightning, starring Burt Reynolds.