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Benjamin is a small town of 1,145 as of the 2010 census.

Some residents made a request in February 2009 to make Benjamin an incorporated town, in an effort to prevent annexation by the neighboring cities of Salem, Spanish Fork, and Payson.(*)

Benjamin was settled in 1863 by Barry Wride. A natural outgrowth of Payson, a town just three miles to the north, the townsite of Benjamin was first surveyed in 1886. It was Benjamin Franklin Stewart, an LDS presiding elder from 1868-85, after whom the town was named. Other early settlers included John Hawkins and Benjamin’s brother, Andrew Jackson Stewart.(*)