Settled in 1909, it grew considerably in ensuing decades in population and activity, in harmony with the development of the surrounding area. The town was named for Benton S. Grosscup, who aided in securing separation of Benton County from Yakima County. Today, it is home to several wineries; this town and surrounding areas draw a fair amount of wine tourism.
Points of Interest
Benton City-Kiona Bridge
Completed in 1957, the significant engineering features of this bridge are its use of towers and inclined ties or “stays” to support a span suspended between two long-span sections cantilevering from a main pier, and its innovative use of both concrete and steel components in the design. The bridge replaced an earlier crossing.
Kendall Holstein Dairy
Built in 1913, the barn sports a gambrel roof, cupola and silo.