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Rupert, Vermont, USA - Rupert Station

Rupert is a small town nestled in the Taconic Mountains of Bennington County. Known for its serene rural landscape, Rupert is a great place for those seeking a peaceful escape. The town hosts the popular Rupert Annual Antique Car & Tractor Show, attracting enthusiasts from all over.


Many historians agree that Benning Wentworth, colonial governor of New Hampshire, gave Rupert its name, after Prince Rupert of the Rhine (1619–82). Prince Rupert was a prominent figure in the English Civil War and afterwards.

One of Rupert's first settlers was Reuben Harmon, a metalsmith, who was given the right to mint coins, called Vermont coppers, for the Republic of Vermont. wikipedia



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1839 - Rupert
Rupert, Vermont
Bennington county. A part of this township is mountainous, but the soil is generally good for grazing. Rupert produces some fine cattle, and keeps about 10,000 sheep. It is watered by Pawlet river, and a branch of the Battenkill, on which streams, are mills of various kinds. Rupert is 78 miles S.W. from Montpelier and 25 N. from Bennington. Population, 1830, 1,313.
The New England Gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England: also descriptions of the principal mountains, rivers lakes, capes, bays, harbors, islands and fashionable resorts within that territory. Alphabetically arranged. By John Hayward, author of the Columbian Traveller, Religious Creeds, &c. &c. Boston: John Hayward. Boyd & White, Concord, N.H. 1839
1849 - Rupert
A part of this township is mountainous, but the soil is generally good for grazing. Rupert produces some fine cattle. It is watered by Pawlet River, and a branch of the Battenkill, on which streams are mills of various kinds... The settlement of this town was commenced in 1767, by Isaac Blood, Reuben Harmon, Oliver Scott and a Mr. Eastman.

A gazetteer of Vermont, containing descriptions of all the counties, towns, and districts in the state; and of all its principal mountains, rivers, waterfalls, harbors, islands, and curious places. To which are added, statistical accounts of its agriculture, commerce and manufactures; with ... other useful information
by John Hayward
Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason
1849
1895 - Rupert
Rupert, a post-village in Rupert township, Bennington co., Vt., on the Rensselaer & Saratoga Railroad, 73 miles N.E. of Salem, N.Y., and about 28 miles N. of Bennington. It has a money-order post-office, 2 churches, and a cheese factory. Pop. of the township, 1017.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1906
Rupert, a post-village in Rupert township (town), Bennington co., Vt., on the Delaware and Hudson R., 7 1/ 2 miles NE. of Salem, N.Y. Pop. of the town in 1900, 863; of the village, about 300.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Rupert, Vermont:
Merck Forest and Farmland Center:
This non-profit organization manages a 3,162-acre working landscape that includes a farm, a forest, and miles of trails. You can explore the beautiful natural surroundings, attend educational programs, and even partake in seasonal activities like maple sugaring.

Weston Playhouse:
Just a short drive away in Weston, you can catch a live performance at the Weston Playhouse. It's one of Vermont's oldest professional theater companies and offers a diverse array of shows, from dramas to musicals.

Equinox Valley Nursery:
For those with a green thumb or a love for plants, this nursery in Manchester is a great place to visit. They have a wide selection of plants and gardening supplies.

Dorset Quarry:
About 15 miles away from Rupert, the Dorset Quarry is a popular swimming spot, especially in the summer. It's an abandoned marble quarry with crystal-clear water and tall cliffs for jumping.

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