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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bennington, Vermont

Clickable Map of Bennington County, Vermont and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Bennington County, VT (63) Rutland County, VT (124) Windham County, VT (75) Windsor County, VT (109) Berkshire County, MA (159) Franklin County, MA (95) Rensselaer County, NY (162) Washington County, NY (169)  BenningtonCounty(63) Bennington County (63)  RutlandCounty(124) Rutland County (124)  WindhamCounty(75) Windham County (75)  WindsorCounty(109) Windsor County (109)  BerkshireCountyMassachusetts(159) Berkshire County (159)  FranklinCounty(95) Franklin County (95)  RensselaerCountyNew York(162) Rensselaer County (162)  WashingtonCounty(169) Washington County (169)
Manchester and Bennington are both the county seat for Bennington County
Bennington is in Bennington County
      Bennington County (63)  
      Rutland County (124)  
      Windham County (75)  
      Windsor County (109)  
      Berkshire County, Massachusetts (159)  
      Franklin County, Massachusetts (95)  
      Rensselaer County, New York (162)  
      Washington County, New York (169)  
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1 Vermont, Bennington County, Bennington — Dimick Tavern1777          1927
Site of Dimick Tavern where John Stark and his New Hampshire Volnteers camped before the engagement at Walloomsac Heights where they led in the winning of a decisive victory . . . Map (db m105506) HM
2 Vermont, Bennington County, Bennington — Old Post Office1913
Post office 1913-1967 US federal building 1967-1996 Acquired by the town of Bennington in 1997 from the federal government through the General Services Administration under the Historic Surplus Property Program, a program of the . . . Map (db m198075) HM
3 Vermont, Bennington County, Bennington — Shaffe’sc. 1850/1963
Shaffe’s c.1850/1963 Store throughout its history. 1963 front retained in restoration after 1992 fire. State Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m141048) HM
4 Vermont, Bennington County, Bennington — Town Officesc.1844
Henry G. Root homestead transferred to the Town by his descendants for municipal purposes in 1920 National Register Historic DistrictMap (db m197554) HM
5 Vermont, Bennington County, Bennington — Vermont is a State I Love
“I could not look upon the peaks of Ascutney, Eillington, Mansfield, and Equinox without being moved in a way that no other scene could move me. It was here that I first saw the light of day; here i received my bride; here my dead lie . . . Map (db m77057) HM
6 Vermont, Bennington County, Bennington — Vermont Veterans' Home
(side 1) In 1884, the State General Assembly authorized an initial $10,000 appropriation to establish a soldiers’ home to care for disabled veterans of the Civil War. The former country estate of Seth B. Hunt, erected in 1860, was . . . Map (db m108851) HM
7 Vermont, Bennington County, Bennington, North Bennington — Park-McCullough House
Built as a summer cottage in 1865 for lawyer-entrepreneur-philanthropist Trenor Park and his wife Laura, the mansion was financed with a fortune amassed in California in the aftermath of the California Gold Rush. It was designed by the New York . . . Map (db m94423) HM
8 Vermont, Bennington County, Bennington, Old Bennington — Battle of Bennington
The expedition led by Lieut. Col. Baum sent to seize military stores here, was defeated by volunteer American militia forces from New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont, commanded by General John Stark, aided By Colonels Warner and Herrick, of . . . Map (db m13649) HM
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9 Vermont, Bennington County, Bennington, Old Bennington — Bennington Civil War Monument
To the memory of the men from Bennington whose patriotism helped to maintain and perpetuate the Union 1861 – 1865 A tribute by Bennington Post no. 13, American Legion Dedicated at the Department Convention of the Legion, the first held in . . . Map (db m105774) WM
10 Vermont, Bennington County, Bennington, Old Bennington — Ethan Allen
A few feet south from this stone stood the house in which Ethan Allen lived while he was a resident of Bennington 1769 - 1775Map (db m61279) HM
11 Vermont, Bennington County, Bennington, Old Bennington — John Stark
Brigadier General John Stark 1728 – 1822 Victor of the Battle at Bennington 1777 “There they are boys! We beat them today Or Molly Stark sleeps A widow tonight!” Design by John Rogers – 1889 Sculpture by Robert Shure Gift . . . Map (db m105507) HM
12 Vermont, Bennington County, Bennington, Old Bennington — The "Corkscrew" Railroad
When wealthy North Bennington resident Trenor Park purchased the Bennington-Rutland Railroad, he found that the railroad "barons" of the Troy and Boston Railroad refused him access to the New York lines. Rather than fight this monopoly, Park built a . . . Map (db m36902) HM
13 Vermont, Bennington County, Bennington, Old Bennington — VermontMolly Stark Trail and Historic Old Bennington
State Highway 9 traverses scenic Hogback Mt. to the Connecticut River Valley. Old Bennington, site of the Battle Monument and Historical Museum, was the meeting place of the Green Mountain Boys. It was the first town chartered by Governor Benning . . . Map (db m94427) HM
14 Vermont, Bennington County, Bennington, Old Bennington — Vermont's Colonial ShrineVermont Legislature Joint Resolution December 11, 1935
Whereas, the Old First Church of Bennington was organized December 3, 1762, and is the Oldest Church within the present limits of Vermont; and Whereas, our forefathers met in Prayer in the First Meeting House for assistance against the . . . Map (db m28223) HM
15 Vermont, Bennington County, Bennington, Old Bennington — View of the Hill Top
View of the hill top where the Battle Monument stands today, painted in 1798 by Ralph Earl. It shows the State Arms Inn (brick) on the left and in the middle the first Court House, which burned on May 17, 1809. The second Court House built on the . . . Map (db m161886) HM
16 Vermont, Bennington County, Bennington, Old Bennington — William Lloyd Garrison
Fifty feet west of this spot William Lloyd Garrison edited the Journal of the Times October 3, 1828 – March 27, 1829 Hither came Benjamin Lundy December 6, 1828 to enlist him in the cause of the slave. Garrison departed hence to lift up . . . Map (db m90235) HM
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Apr. 15, 2024