SAN BENITO COUNTY
Pre-1905 Calif Death Index
San Benito County was created in 1874 from eastern Monterey County. Named after San Benito Valley. In his expedition in 1772, Crespi named a small river in honor of San Benidicto (Saint Benedict), the patron saint of the married, and it is from the contraction of this name that the county took its name.
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