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Pownal, Vermont, USA

Pownal, Bennington, Vermont, USA

Located in the southwest corner of Vermont the township of Pownal is bordered on the west by the Taconic Mountains and on the east by the Green Mountain range. The Hoosac River enters the town from the south and has a course of about three miles before crossing the border into New York state.

Even though first settled by the Dutch farmers in the 1730’s the town carries the name of an English colonial administrator Governor Thomas Pownall of Massachusetts colony. The governor had the distinction of being respected as one of the ablest British government officials and was a friend of Gov. Benning Wentworth of New Hampshire. The town’s official charter still exists and is dated Jan 8, 1760. Seth Hudson, former soldier and surgeon at Fort Massachusetts, is credited with being the “founder” of Pownal...

The first settlers after the Dutch came from neighboring towns, Rhode Island, and Litchfield, Connecticut area.



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  • 1760 - January 28 - Pownal, Vermont created by Benning Wentworth as one of the New Hampshire Grants.

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  • News 1835 - FRIGHTFUL DISASTER.
    A shocking catastrophe occurred lately on the banks of the Hoosic River, in the town of Pownal, Vermont. A party of six persons, consisting of a...Read MORE...


  • 1849 Pownal
    Bennington Co. The surface of this township is considerably uneven, but the soil is generally good, and produces plentiful crops. It is well adapted...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Pownal
    Powjjal, a post-township in Bennington CO., Vermont, 130 miles S. W. from Montpelier. Population, 1742.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.

  • News 1864 - Train Accident
    James Claney, 36 years of age, for three years a soldier, but recently a resident of Pownal, and track-master on the Troy and Boston railroad, was...Read MORE...


  • News 1883 - WRECK AND FIRE. Two Freight Trains Collide in Vermont.
    At Least Four Employes Killed-The Wreck on Fire.
    NORTH ADAMS, Mass., Aug. 1 - At 9:20 this morning a freight train of the Troy and Boston Road...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Pownal
    Pownal, a post-village in Pownal township, Bennington co., Vt., on the Hoosac River, and on the Troy & Boston Railroad, 9 miles N.W. of North Adams,...Read MORE...


  • Pownal, Vermont, USA
    Pownal Centre, Vt., On line of Berkshire St. R.R.
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  • Pownal, Vermont, USA
    Bird's Eye View
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  • 1906
    Pownal, a post-village in Pownal township (town), Bennington co., Vt., on the Hoosac River and on the Boston and Maine R., 10 miles S. of Bennington. ...Read MORE...


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    The Dugway, Pownal Vt., 1906
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  • News 1910 - FIRE IN VERMONT
    NORTH POWNAL, Vt., April 6. - Fire today destroyed three buildings here, causing a loss of about $75,000. Among the buildings destroyed was the...Read MORE...


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    Methodist Church, Pownal, Vt.
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  • Pownal, Vermont, USA
    Main Street, Pownal, Vt.
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  • Pownal, Vermont, USA
    Main St., Pownal, Vt., 1915
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    Pownal, Vt.
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  • Pownal, Vermont, USA
    The Dam at Pownal Vt.
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    Congregational Church
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    Cherry Court
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    Proud's Rest
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  • Pownal, Vermont, USA
    The Red Door Cabins and Motel
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Pownal Centre, Vt., On line of Berkshire St. R.R.
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Bird's Eye View
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The Dugway, Pownal Vt., 1906
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Methodist Church, Pownal, Vt.
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Main Street, Pownal, Vt.
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Main St., Pownal, Vt., 1915
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Pownal, Vt.
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The Dam at Pownal Vt.
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Congregational Church
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Cherry Court
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Proud's Rest
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The Red Door Cabins and Motel
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