Benjamin (Utah) is an agricultural community along U-147 and U-228 10 miles southwest of Provo. It 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.
G. William Wiersdorf
W. Van Cott, Utah Place Names, University Press 1997; Andrella Cross, Utah County Visitor Information Specialist.