Life in Bennington County, Vermont

Q: Where is BenningtonCounty located?
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Bennington County is situated in the southern portion of Vermont, between the Green Mountains and Taconic Mountains. The county borders the state of New York and Massachusetts. It is home to the city of Manchester, the northern county seat, and the city of Bennington, the southern county seat.

Q: What is special about BenningtonCounty?
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The tallest building in Vermont is the Bennington Battle Monument. Bennington County is home to five historic covered bridges. The Silk Bridge, built in1840, is close to Bennington College. It crosses the Wallomsac River, as does the Paper Mill Village Bridge and the Henry Bridge. The Chiselville Bridge crosses the Roaring Branch Brook, and the West Arlington Bridge crosses the Battenkill River.

Q: What neighborhoods are in BenningtonCounty?
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The town of Pownal is the location of the Mooar-Wright House, the oldest home in Vermont. Arlington, Vermont is situated along the Taconic Range, and the town of Shaftsbury was established in 1761. The town of Dorset is most well known for its marble quarry, as it is the oldest in the country.

Q: What is there to do in BenningtonCounty?
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Located in Bennington County, Vermont, the Green Mountain National Forest was founded in the early 1900s. White Rocks National Recreation Area and Chaos Canyon are situated in the Green Mountain National Forest providing a wide variety of activities including snowmobile trials, and a thirty mile portion along the famous Appalachian Trail.


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