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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.
County location in province
County map showing parishes
New Brunswick cadastral maps show the basic features of the province along with the boundaries, lot number, and grantee’s name for land granted by the province. These maps are cumulative, showing all grants regardless of date.
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