Brattleboro, Vermont, USA (West Brattleboro) - 1854 - Brattleborough
Brattleborough, a post-township of Windham county, Vermont, on the right bank of Connecticut river, 100 miles S. from Montpelier. A fort, called Fort Dummer, was built in 1724, in the S. W. part of the township, on what is now called "Dummer Meadows." This was the first settlement made in Vermont. Population, 3816.
Brattleborough East Village, a flourishing post-village of Brattleborough township, Windham county, Vermont, at the junction of Whetstone creek with the Connecticut river, about 100 miles S. from Montpelier. It is one of the most active business places in the state, and contains, besides the public buildings, numerous manufactories, a bank, several water-power printing presses, and an asylum for the insane. A covered bridge across the Connecticut connects the place with Hinsdale in New Hampshire. It is also in the line of the Connecticut River railroad. The asylum for the insane is situated a short distance N. W. of the village, and is in a flourishing condition. In addition to a legacy of $10,000 bequeathed it by Mrs. Anna Marsh, the state has also made it several handsome appropriations. It was opened in 1836.
Brattleborough West Village, a post- village of Brattleborough township, Windham county, Vermont, on Whetstone creek, about 2 miles W. of the East village, and 100 miles S. from Montpelier.
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.
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