History of the town of Benson

1872 History

The following is taken from the "Gazetteer of the State of New York; Embracing a Comprehensive Account of the History and Statistics of the State with Geological and Topographical Descriptions," by Franklin B. Hough, Albany, N.Y.: Andrew Boyd, 394 and 196 Broadway, 1872.  Transcribed by Martha Magill.

BENSON - was formed from Hope, and from Mayfield in Fulton co., April 6, 1860. It lies on the s. border of the co., and is drained by tributaries of the Sacondaga, the largest of which is W. Stony Creek, on the s. part. The surface is mountainous, and there are several picturesque lakes. Benson, and Benson Centre, are small settlements and p. offices.


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