Benedicta, Aroostook County, Maine Genealogy

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Benedicta is an extinct town, now an unorganized territory (township) in the South Aroostook townships. Benedicta was purchased and settled by Roman Catholics at first in Penobscot County (now Aroostook County) in 1834.[1] It was organized into a town in 1872, but surrendered that incorporation in 1987.[2]

Other Names. Benedicta has also been known as Westerly half of Township No. 2, Fifth Range West of the Easterly Line of the State (T2 R5 WELS); and also known as Catholic Township.[2]

County. Aroostook County was set off from parts of Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset, and Washington counties in 1839.

Records. Several histories exist, and a 1837 census.[2] Some of the town's vital records starting in 1928 apparently are preserved in Caribou, Maine.[3] It is likely further birth, marriage and death data are found in the Catholic parish register.

Adjacent towns: Aroostook Co.: Sherman | Silver Ridge Plantation | Township 1 R5 | Penobscot Co.:  Herseytown Township | Stacyville | Township 1 R6


  1. Michael J. Leclerc, Genealogist's Handbook for New England Research, 5th ed. (Boston, Mass.: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2012), 151. At various libraries (WorldCat); FHL Book 974 D27g 2012.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Benedicta Township, Aroostook County, Maine in Maine Genealogy (accessed 31 May 2013).
  3. Benedicta, Maine in Wiki .