Benedicta Township Postal History
Aroostook County, Maine

a project of
V. F. Thomas Co. - P. O. Box 111 - Shawmut, Maine  04975
info@vfthomas.com

(updated 20 February 2021)


Thank you for the contributions to this page from James Husson.



During the history of Benedicta Township, there has been only one post office.

Briefly, the history of this one is as follows:
1. Conway post office opened on 7 September 1839, closed on 15 February 1847, re-opened on 14 May 1847, and on 8 September 1873 was renamed as Benedicta post office, which is still in operation.


In 1914, there was only one post office in Benedicta Township: Benedicta. (source: Post Route Map of the State of Maine 1914)
      
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Postmarks from Benedicta Township include:
Benedicta
Conway



Benedicta


1873 September 8:
   The former Conway post office was renamed as Benedicta post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1873 September 8:
   John D. Doyle appointed Postmaster.

1874 April 28:
   Michael Leen appointed Postmaster.

1878 March 22:
   John J. Curran appointed Postmaster.

1886 February 13:
   John D. Doyle appointed Postmaster.

1886 August 5:
   John J. Curran appointed Postmaster.

1889 July 12:
   Frank Allingham appointed Postmaster.

1891 March 23:
   Patrick R. Owens appointed Postmaster.

1901 September 24:
   John F. McDonald appointed Postmaster.

1903 November 20:
   Sarah A. Rush appointed Postmaster.

1904 December 23:
   John T. Murphy appointed Postmaster.

1905 October 16:
   Rosana C. (Qualey) Shannon appointed Postmaster.

1909 June 3:
   Mary E. Qualey appointed Postmaster.

1941 January 31:
   Annie G. Brennan appointed Acting Postmaster.

1941 July 21:
   Annie G. Brennan appointed Postmaster.

1958 May 31:
   Terese C. Albert appointed Acting Postmaster.

1959 May 15:
   Terese C. Albert appointed Postmaster.

1988 March 1:
   Melinda F. McNally appointed Officer-in-Charge.

1991 April 6:
   Paulette J. Stubbs appointed Postmaster.

2000 November 8:
   William P. Mehrhoff appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2001 February 10:
   William P. Mehrhoff appointed Postmaster.

2003 October 31:
   Danielle M. London appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2004 February 7:
   Danielle M. London appointed Postmaster.

2007 February 21:
   Gayleen Leavitt appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2008 May 20:
   Desiree Harrison appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2013 June 18:
   Lois Eash appointed Officer-in-Charge.

2014 March 8:
   Benedicta Post Office converted to a Remotely Managed Post Office under the direction of the Postmaster of the Patten Post Office.

2020:
   Benedicta post office. 6 School Street; Benedicta, Maine  04733. Lat./Long.: N 45°48′20″ x W 68°24′44″
      
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today:
   Benedicta post office is still in operation.


Conway


1839 September 7:
   Conway post office opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1839 September 7:
   John McNamara appointed Postmaster.

1842 September 6:
   Maria McNamara appointed Postmaster.

1847 February 15:
   Conway post office closed. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1847 May 14:
   Conway post office re-opened. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)

1847 May 14:
   William H. Smith appointed Postmaster.

1849 November 19:
   Maria McNamara appointed Postmaster.

1851 January 6:
   Patrick Farmer appointed Postmaster.

1852 May 1:
   Maria McNamara appointed Postmaster.

1854 July 18:
   Owen Doyle appointed Postmaster.

1855 November 8:
   Eleanor Doyle appointed Postmaster.

1869 July 26:
   John D. Doyle appointed Postmaster.

1873 September 8:
   Conway post office was renamed as Benedicta post office. (source: Maine Philatelic Society. 1995. The Post Offices of Maine: A Rarity Guide)