Bennington and Manchester are the chief towns.  This is the oldest county in Vermont, on the west side of the Green Mountains.  It is bounded on the north by Rutland County, on the east by Windham County, on the south by Berkshire County, Mass., and on the west by the State of New York.  The low lands are excellent, and produce good crops, but the largest portion of the county is mountainous, and fit only for grazing.  Many streams rise in the mountains and descend, to the ocean, some by the Hudson and some by the Connecticut, affording a great hydraulic power.  Lead and iron ores of good quality are found in the county, and large quarries of beautiful white marble.

   This county is memorable for many revolutionary scenes; and no county in the State, and perhaps no section of country of its size in the United States, presents a greater variety of bold and beautiful scenery.
 

(Gazetteer of Vermont, by John Hayward, 1849, p. 26)


Arlington
 
Searsburg
Bennington
Peru
Shaftsbury
Dorset
Pownal
Stamford
Glastenbury
Readsboro
Sunderland
Landgrove
Rupert
Winhall
Manchester
Sandgate
Woodford



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1790 Bennington County Census
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Historic Route 7A
Bennington Area History
This is Vermont: Southern Vermont Towns and Villages
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Covered Bridges of Bennington County Vermont
Cemeteries of Bennington County, Vermont
Bennington County, Vermont History and Genealogy