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Benton, Kennebec County

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Kennebec County (set off from Lincoln County in 1799)


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


Maine Historical Maps: Benton

Military Records

World War I Soldiers Index: Benton

General Resources

FamilySearch Catalog: Benton, Kennebec, Maine

Official Website: Town of Benton

Maine Memory Network: Benton


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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