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"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, Mass., and 10 miles S. of Bennington. It contains 2 churches, the Rural Home School for boys, and a manufactory of cotton and woollen goods. The township contains a hamlet named North Pownal. Pop. of the township, 1919."

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


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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...


  • 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...


  • Pownal, Vermont, USA
    Pownal Centre, Vt., On line of Berkshire St. R.R.
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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...


  • 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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