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History of Benjamin, Utah
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Benjamin (Utah) is an agricultural community along U-147 and U-228 10 miles southwest of Provo. It was settled in 1863 by Barry Wride. A natural outgrowth of Payson, a town just three miles to the north, the townsite of Benjamin was first surveyed in 1886. It was Benjamin Franklin Stewart, an LDS presiding elder from 1868-85, after whom the town was named. Other early settlers included John Hawkins and Benjamin's brother, Andrew Jackson Stewart.

G. William Wiersdorf

See: John W. Van Cott, Utah Place Names, University Press 1997; Andrella Cross, Utah County Visitor Information Specialist.


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