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Located on the Eel River, 9.21 km WSW of Meductic: Woodstock Parish, Carleton County: settled in 1830: first called Rankin Mills: PO 1860-1873: in 1866 Rankin Mills was a farming settlement with about 30 resident families: in 1871 Rankin Mills was a station on the New Brunswick and Canada Railway and had a population of 200: also known as Eel River Station after the railway was built: renamed Benton in 1873: PO Benton 1873-1969: in 1898 Benton was a station on the Canadian Pacific Railway and a settlement with 1 post office, 6 stores, 1 hotel, 1 sawmill, 1 tannery, 2 churches and a population of 300.

Latitude : 45° 59'

Longitude : 67° 36'

County : Carleton

Parish : Woodstock

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Other communities within the vicinity of    

CommunityDistance (Kilometers)Bearing
Inches Ridge 1.85 180° S
Benton Ridge 2.26 35° NE
Blackies Landing 3.87 270° W
Lewin Road 4.29 64° ENE
* Distances and bearings were calculated by using the latitude and longitude of the community.