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 the 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 what 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 appoinnted Postmaster.

1874 April 28:
   Michael Leen appoinnted Postmaster.

1878 March 22:
   John J. Curran appoinnted Postmaster.

1886 February 13:
   John D. Doyle appoinnted Postmaster.

1886 August 5:
   John J. Curran appoinnted Postmaster.

1889 July 12:
   Frank Allingham appoinnted Postmaster.

1891 March 23:
   Patrick R. Owens appoinnted Postmaster.

1901 September 24:
   John F. McDonald appoinnted Postmaster.

1903 November 20:
   Sarah A. Rush appoinnted Postmaster.

1904 December 23:
   John T. Murphy appoinnted Postmaster.

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

1909 June 3:
   Mary E. Qualey appoinnted Postmaster.

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

1941 July 21:
   Annie G. Brennan appoinnted Postmaster.

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

1959 May 15:
   Terese C. Albert appoinnted Postmaster.

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

1991 April 6:
   Paulette J. Stubbs appoinnted Postmaster.

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

2001 February 10:
   William P. Mehrhoff appoinnted Postmaster.

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

2004 February 7:
   Danielle M. London appoinnted Postmaster.

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

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

2013 June 18:
   Lois Eash appoinnted 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 appoinnted Postmaster.

1842 September 6:
   Maria McNamara appoinnted 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 appoinnted Postmaster.

1849 November 19:
   Maria McNamara appoinnted Postmaster.

1851 January 6:
   Patrick Farmer appoinnted Postmaster.

1852 May 1:
   Maria McNamara appoinnted Postmaster.

1854 July 18:
   Owen Doyle appoinnted Postmaster.

1855 November 8:
   Eleanor Doyle appoinnted Postmaster.

1869 July 26:
   John D. Doyle appoinnted 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)