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Maine Resource Guide: Benton, Kennebec County

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County · Incorporated · Previous Designations · Boundary Changes · Villages, Locations and Settlements · Adjacent Towns and Townships · Maps · Military Records · General Resources · Bibliography

County

Kennebec County (set off from Lincoln County in 1799)


Incorporated

1842 as Sebasticook from part of Clinton; name changed to Benton in 1850


Previous Designations

Part of the Plymouth Claim (Kennebec Purchase)


Boundary Changes

Part of Unity Township was annexed in 1847

Land was set off to Clinton in 1853

An island was set off to Fairfield in 1873

Part of Albion was annexed in 1863


Villages, Locations and Settlements

Benton, Benton Falls, Benton Station, East Benton, Goodwin Corner, Preston Corner (former post office)


Adjacent Towns and Townships

Albion, Clinton, Fairfield, Unity Township, Winslow


Maps

Historical USGS Maps of Benton, Maine


Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Benton


General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Benton, Kennebec, Maine

Official Website: Town of Benton

Maine Memory Network: Benton


Bibliography

Basford, Chester E., et al., Town of Sebasticook-Benton, Maine, 1842-1942 (Fairfield, Me.: The 100th Year Historical Survey Committee, 1942?)

Mitchell, H. E., The Clinton and Benton register, 1904 (Kent's Hill, Me.: H.E. Mitchell Pub. Co., 1904)

Mitchell, H. E., The Town Register: Clinton, Benton and Fairfield, 1909 (Augusta, Me.: Mitchell Pub. Co., 1909)

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