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Bennington, Vermont, USA

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

"Bennington, a post-village, one of the capitals of Bennington co., Vt., is in Bennington township, on the Bennington and Rutland Railroad, 55 miles S. by W. of Rut land, and about 35 miles N.E. of Albany, N.Y. It contains 5 churches, a graded school, 2 national banks, 2 iron-foundries, 7 knitting-mills, a woollen-factory, a pottery, and manufactures of cashmere, machinery, lumber, and chairs. Two weekly newspapers are published here. A monument 1302 feet high, commemorating the battle of Bennington, has been erected. Pop. 3971: Bennington township contains other villages, named North Bennington and Bennington Centre. Total pop. 6391."

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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  • 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 reinforcements, and allowed the Vermont Militia to arrive in...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 we find it of good alluvial soil, delightfully...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Bennington
    Bennington Centre, or Old Village of Bennington, a post-village, semi-capital of Bennington county, Vermont, in Bennington township, 117 miles S. by...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    BENNINGTON, a village, semi-capital with Manchester of the forenamed co., 57 m. NE of Albany, 117 m. SW of Montpelier, settled in 1761. It is...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

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ vermont.html

  • 1895 - Bennington
    Bennington, a post-village, one of the capitals of Bennington co., Vt., is in Bennington township, on the Bennington and Rutland Railroad, 55 miles...Read MORE...


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

    Bennington, June 5. — The boarding house of Mrs. D. A. Healey, on...Read MORE...


  • Bennington, Vermont, USA
    Monuments from Avenue Approach. Old Bennington, Vt.
  • Bennington, Vermont, USA
    Main Street, Bennington, Vt.
  • Bennington, Vermont, USA
    The Walloomsac Inn, Bennington, Vt.
  • 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 the cutting room of the Unity Collar and Cuff...Read MORE...


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

    BENNINGTON, Vt., May 30. - A driving rainstorm that obscured the view of an...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 killed and nearly a score injured, one fatally....Read MORE...


  • 1916
    Bennington, a banking post-village, one of the capitals of Bennington CO., Vt., is in Bennington township (town), on the Rutland and the Chatham and...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 record, was pinned beneath the wreckage of his...Read MORE...




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Monuments from Avenue Approach. Old Bennington, Vt.

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Main Street, Bennington, Vt.

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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 reinforcements, and allowed the Vermont Militia to arrive in... 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 we find it of good alluvial soil, delightfully... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Bennington
    Bennington Centre, or Old Village of Bennington, a post-village, semi-capital of Bennington county, Vermont, in Bennington township, 117 miles S. by... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    BENNINGTON, a village, semi-capital with Manchester of the forenamed co., 57 m. NE of Albany, 117 m. SW of Montpelier, settled in 1761. It is... 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

    www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ vermont.html
  • 1895 - Bennington
    Bennington, a post-village, one of the capitals of Bennington co., Vt., is in Bennington township, on the Bennington and Rutland Railroad, 55 miles... Read MORE...

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

    Bennington, June 5. — The boarding house of Mrs. D. A. Healey, on... 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 the cutting room of the Unity Collar and Cuff... Read MORE...

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

    BENNINGTON, Vt., May 30. - A driving rainstorm that obscured the view of an... 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 killed and nearly a score injured, one fatally.... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Bennington, a banking post-village, one of the capitals of Bennington CO., Vt., is in Bennington township (town), on the Rutland and the Chatham and... 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 record, was pinned beneath the wreckage of his... Read MORE...

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