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Benson, Alabama
(Chilton County)

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Census Data for Benson ...

Although we found mention of Benson during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Over time, we expect to discover additional information that will be added to our Gazetteer.

One piece of information that we would especially like to find is the location (ie- GPS coordinates) of Benson. If you can help us locate Benson, please Contact Us.

As far as we can tell, Benson has not been included in past Census counts, so there is no population information for this community.

Chilton County ...

Benson is located in Chilton County.

For more information, please visit our Census Page for Chilton County.

Miscellaneous Information for Benson ...

The Federal government has assigned various identifying codes to each community, county and state. At one time or another, the US Census Bureau has referenced one (or more) of the following identifiers when referring to either Chilton County or the community of Benson:

The FIPS Codes ...

An earlier (and largely obsolete) identification method was called the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS):

State Code: 01 (Alabama)

County Code: 021 (Chilton County)

Place Code: 05644 (Benson)

State & County Code: 01/021 (Alabama / Chilton County)

State & Place Code: 01/05644 (Alabama / Benson)

Misc. Census Codes ...

Benson is located in Census Region #3 (the South Region) and Division #6 (the East South-Central Division).

For more information about the various Federal identification codes, please visit our Misc Page for Benson.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Benson and then turned west". While Benson could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Benson as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Benson could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community.

Just in case there has been confusion between counties, we found that there are 2 Alabama communities also named Benson. While this community is located in Chilton County, the others are located in the following counties: Etowah and Tallapoosa. For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Benson.

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