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Bennington, Vermont, USA

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Where is Bennington, Vermont, USA? 

Bennington is a town in Bennington County, Vermont, United States.

Bennington is home to the Bennington Battle Monument, which is the tallest human-made structure in the state of Vermont. The town has ready access to natural resources and waterpower, and a long history of manufacture, primarily within wood processing. The town is also recognized nationally for its pottery, iron, and textiles.

First of the New Hampshire Grants, Bennington was chartered on January 3, 1749, by Colonial Governor Benning Wentworth and named in his honor. It was granted to William Williams and 61 others, mostly from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. The town was first settled in 1761 by four families from Hardwick and two from Amherst, Massachusetts. They were led by Capt. Samuel Robinson, who camped in the river valley on his return from the French and Indian War.

There are three historic districts within the town today: Old Bennington, Downtown Bennington and North Bennington. Of these, Old Bennington is the original settlement, dating back to 1761 when Congregational Separatists arrived from Connecticut and from Amherst and Hardwick, Massachusetts. In the early 1800s, Downtown Bennington started developing, and by 1854 the county's population had reached 18,589.Wikipedia


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Bennington, Vermont, USA - Monuments from Avenue Approach. Old Bennington, Vt.
Bennington, Vermont, USA

Monuments from Avenue Approach. Old Bennington, Vt.
Bennington, Vermont, USA - Main Street, Bennington, Vt.
Bennington, Vermont, USA

Main Street, Bennington, Vt.
Bennington, Vermont, USA - The Walloomsac Inn, Bennington, Vt.
Bennington, Vermont, USA

The Walloomsac Inn, Bennington, Vt.

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1777 - August 16 - Americans defeat British in Battle of Bennington, Vt
The Battle of Bennington, delayed a day by rain, was fought. The rain delayed British...Read MORE...

"In February. 1782, the Vermont legislature met at Bennington, when few of the representatives from the eastern side of the state could be present, and dissolved the union with the New Hampshire towns by a formal vote."

History of Newbury, Vermont... by Frederic Palmer Wells, 1902
1791 - Population of Bennington, Vermont - 2,377

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849
1800 - Population of Bennington, Vermont - 2,243

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849
1810 - Population of Bennington, Vermont - 2,524

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849
1820 - Population of Bennington, Vermont - 2,485

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849
1830 - Population of Bennington, Vermont - 3,419

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849
1840 - Population of Bennington, Vermont - 3,429

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849
1849 Bennington
One of the chief towns in the county. It is situated high above the great rivers and the ocean, yet ...Read MORE...

1859
BENNINGTON, a village, semi-capital with Manchester of the forenamed co., 57 m. NE of Albany, 117...Read MORE...

News  1870 - At Bennington, Vt., a physician gave a man up to die, but going home he broke his leg, and his patient was the one who made him a crutch to hobble about on.

St Joseph Herald
Saint Joseph, Michigan
January 29, 1870
1891 - Bennington Battle Monument completed in Old Bennington

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News  1900 - MUST HAVE SLEPT TIGHT.
Eleven Bennington People Doze While House Burns.
(Special to The Messenger.)

Bennington, June...Read MORE...

News  1902 - Unity Collar and Cuff Co. Fire
Bennington, Vt. March 9. - The most disastrous fire in the history of North Bennington broke out in ...Read MORE...

News  1910 - AUTO AND TROLLEY COLLIDE
Rainstorm Dbscures[sic] Driver's View - One Killed and Two Injured.

BENNINGTON, Vt., May 30. - A ...Read MORE...

News  1912 - BAD WRECK ON RUTLAND. Three Are Dead and Eleven Are Injured Near Bennington.
Bennington, Sept. 9. - In a head-on collision a mile north of the railway station, two persons were ...Read MORE...

1916
Bennington, a banking post-village, one of the capitals of Bennington CO., Vt., is in Bennington...Read MORE...

News  1927 - Flood
...Trolley cars were swept from their tracks by the flood waters at Bennington...
The Oelwein Daily Register
Iowa
November 4, 1927
News  1930 - Record Flyer, Hurt in Plane, Being Sought. Comrade Leaves Goldsboro, Alive in Wreck, to Seek Aid.
BENNINGTON, Vt., July 14. (AP). - Frank Goldsboro, 19, holder of the junior transcontinental flight ...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Bangs
flag  James Ascher BANGS (5 December 1828, Bennington, Vermont, USA - 5 February 1915, Bennington, Vermont, USA) gravestone

Breakenridge
flag  John Y BREAKENRIDGE (1816, Bennington, Vermont, USA - 12 December 1882, Bennington, Vermont, USA)

Carson
flag  David B. CARSON (1798, Bennington, Vermont, USA - 28 September 1855, Westfield, Massachusetts, USA (Wyben))

Cutler
flag  Polly CUTLER (22 December 1780, Bennington, Vermont, USA - 4 November 1863, Clymer, Chautauqua, New York, USA) gravestone

Day
flag  Clarissa DAY (1829, Bennington, Vermont, USA - 31 March 1904, Bennington, Vermont, USA)
flag  Flora DAY (1866, Bennington, Vermont, USA - 2 September 1887, Bennington, Vermont, USA)

Godfrey
flag  Helen GODFREY (1811, Bennington, Vermont, USA - 25 September 1876, Bennington, Vermont, USA)

Lyon
flag  Justus LYON (12 October 1777, Bennington, Vermont, USA - 7 March 1873, Clymer, Chautauqua, New York, USA) gravestone

Morse
flag  Gideon K. MORSE (1819, Bennington, Vermont, USA - 6 July 1902, Bennington, Vermont, USA)
flag  Newell MORSE (1836, Bennington, Vermont, USA - 4 September 1890, Bennington, Vermont, USA)

Muckle
flag  Gordon MUCKLE (March 7 1969, Bennington, Vermont, USA - June 6 2009, , Illinois, USA)

Robinson
flag  Rebecca ROBINSON (27 April 1763, Bennington, Vermont, USA - 3 September 1827, Swanton, Vermont, USA)

Slade
US Civil War Soldiers flag  George Henry SLADE (8 July 1840, Bennington, Vermont, USA - 6 May 1921, North Adams, Massachusetts, USA)

Webster
flag  Mercy R. WEBSTER (1793, Bennington, Vermont, USA - 1 March 1877, Amherst, Massachusetts, USA (North Amherst) (South Amherst))
 

Ancestors Who Died Here

We currently have information about 31 ancestors who died in Bennington, Vermont, USA.
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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1779
David CUTLER (abt. 1760 - ) & Rebecca ROBINSON (27 April 1763 - 3 September 1827)
married abt. 1779

1910
Walter Herbert RUSSELL ( - ) & Jeannette Emily GALUSHA (16 July 1890 - 18 May 1983)
married 28 March 1910

1918
Frank HARRIS (20 October 1867 - 14 February 1953) & Nellie J GALUSHA (7 February 1865 - 19 April 1936)
married 1 October 1918
 

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