Benedicta, Aroostook County, Maine Genealogy

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Benedicta is an extinct town, now a township. Benedicta was purchased and settled by Roman Catholics 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. Also 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 are preserved at the county seat in Caribou.[3] It is likely further birth, marriage and death data are found in the parish register.

Adjacent towns: Aroostook Co.: Sherman | Silver Ridge | 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 (accessed 31 May 2013).