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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Old 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; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Bennington County, VT (54) Rutland County, VT (92) Windham County, VT (59) Windsor County, VT (64) Berkshire County, MA (131) Franklin County, MA (42) Rensselaer County, NY (150) Washington County, NY (149)  BenningtonCounty(54) Bennington County (54)  RutlandCounty(92) Rutland County (92)  WindhamCounty(59) Windham County (59)  WindsorCounty(64) Windsor County (64)  BerkshireCountyMassachusetts(131) Berkshire County (131)  FranklinCounty(42) Franklin County (42)  RensselaerCountyNew York(150) Rensselaer County (150)  WashingtonCounty(149) Washington County (149)
Location of Old Bennington, Vermont
    Bennington County (54)
    Rutland County (92)
    Windham County (59)
    Windsor County (64)
    Berkshire County, Massachusetts (131)
    Franklin County, Massachusetts (42)
    Rensselaer County, New York (150)
    Washington County, New York (149)
 
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1Vermont (Bennington County), Old Bennington — Anthony Haswell1756 - 1816
Editor and publisher the Vermont Gazette Bennington Uncompromising in defense of freedom of the press Imprisoned in 1800 for opposition to Alien and Sedition Laws as threats to the newborn democracy Erected in 1912 On site of first . . . — Map (db m77021) HM
2Vermont (Bennington County), Old Bennington — Before the Battle Monument
was built there was no circular road on this hill top. The original road from Williamstown, Mass. came through Pownal, Vt. to Bennington, and continued straight through the village, over this hill north towards Shaftsbury. All of the buildings . . . — Map (db m77051) HM
3Vermont (Bennington County), Old Bennington — Bennington Battle Monument
On August 16, 1777, British forces sent by Gen'l Burgoyne to seize supplies at Bennington were turned back by New Englanders under Gen'l John Stark and Vermont's Col. Seth Warner. This 306 foot commemorative shaft planned 100 years later, was . . . — Map (db m13600) HM
4Vermont (Bennington County), Old Bennington — Birthplace of Vermont
Near this site stood the homestead of Lieut. James Breakenridge after years of peaceable possession his farm was claimed by New York land speculators - A sheriff and over three hundred men came from Albany to evict him from his home - . . . — Map (db m77019) HM
5Vermont (Bennington County), Old Bennington — Captain Samuel Robinson
Near this spot in 1761 Captain Samuel Robinson the pioneer settler of Bennington, the first magistrate in what is now Vermont, and during his lifetime, the acknowledged leader of the settlers of the town built his first log cabin. . . . — Map (db m77052) HM
6Vermont (Bennington County), Old Bennington — Colonel Seth Warner
The Warner monument has text on the four sides of the base Born in Roxbury (then Woodbury) C.T. May 17, 1743 Resided in Bennington VT. 1765-1784 Died Dec. 26, 1784 at Roxbury CT Where he was buried with Honors of War Age 41 . . . — Map (db m77023) HM
7Vermont (Bennington County), Old Bennington — Continental Storehouse Site
On this site stood the Continental Storehouse Object of the British attack that was repulsed by the Colonial Forces at the Battle of Bennington August 16, 1777 — Map (db m14828) HM
8Vermont (Bennington County), Old Bennington — Henry Covered Bridgeacross the Walloomsac River
This quiet spot was once a major river crossing. Traffic between southwestern Vermont and New York State crossed here, until the railroad was built in 1852, troops marched from Manchester, Vermont to the Battle of Bennington in 1777, and teams and . . . — Map (db m77062) HM
9Vermont (Bennington County), Old Bennington — New Hampshire at the Battle of Bennington
Erected in honor of Brigadier General John Stark and the 1400 New Hampshire men who came to the defense of Vermont in August 1777. Assembling at Fort Number Four in Charleston, New Hampshire, Stark and his troops crossed the Green Mountains to aid . . . — Map (db m77022) HM
10Vermont (Bennington County), Old Bennington — Site of the Catamount Tavern - 1767
The Catamount Tavern, which was built in 1767, was originally named the Green Mountain Tavern. The Council of Safety and the “Green Mountain Boys” met here from 1767 to 1775. On May 9, 1775, Ethan Allen and 270 men, 40 whom were . . . — Map (db m77053) HM
 
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