Benedicta, Aroostook County, Maine Genealogy
Benedicta is an extinct town, now a township. Benedicta was purchased and settled by Roman Catholics in Penobscot County (now Aroostook County) in 1834. It was organized into a town in 1872, but surrendered that incorporation in 1987.
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.
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. Some of the town's vital records starting in 1928 are preserved at the county seat in Caribou. It is likely further birth, marriage and death data are found in the parish register.
- 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.
- Benedicta Township, Aroostook County, Maine in Maine Genealogy (accessed 31 May 2013).
- Benedicta, Maine in Ancestry.com Wiki (accessed 31 May 2013).