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Benton, New York, USA

The town was formed in 1803 from the Town of Jerusalem before the formation of Yates County. Originally called the "Town of Vernon," the name was changed to "Snell" to avoid confusion with another "Vernon." Finally, the name was changed to "Benton," after Levi Benton, thought to be the first settler in the town.

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  • 1854 - Benton
    Benton, a post-township of Yates county, New York, on the west shore of Seneca lake, about 180 miles W. from Albany. It is intersected by the...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    BENTON, a township in Yates co., in the state of New York, 184 m. W of ALbany. Pop. 3,911.
    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859

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    1876 Everts, Ensign and Everts Atlas of Yates County New York
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  • 1892 - Benton
    It requires no stretch of conscience, no exaggeration of fact, to say concerning the town of Benton, that among the towns of Yates County, or even...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Benton
    Benton, a township of Yates co., N.Y., is on the west shore of Seneca Lake, and is intersected by the Northern Central Railroad. Benton Station is 44 ...Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Benton, a township (town) of Yates co., N.Y., is on the W. shore of Seneca Lake and is intersected by the Northern Central R. Benton station is 4}...Read MORE...




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  • 1854 - Benton
    Benton, a post-township of Yates county, New York, on the west shore of Seneca lake, about 180 miles W. from Albany. It is intersected by the... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    BENTON, a township in Yates co., in the state of New York, 184 m. W of ALbany. Pop. 3,911.
    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
  • 1892 - Benton
    It requires no stretch of conscience, no exaggeration of fact, to say concerning the town of Benton, that among the towns of Yates County, or even... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Benton
    Benton, a township of Yates co., N.Y., is on the west shore of Seneca Lake, and is intersected by the Northern Central Railroad. Benton Station is 44 ... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Benton, a township (town) of Yates co., N.Y., is on the W. shore of Seneca Lake and is intersected by the Northern Central R. Benton station is 4}... Read MORE...

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