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Bennington, Vermont


Historic Bennington, Vermont is a town in Bennington County, located between the Taconic Mountains and the Green Mountains of Southwestern Vermont, just minutes from Massachusetts and the Albany NY ... more info
 
 

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Quick Facts About Bennington

County: Bennington
Latitude / Longitude: 42.88 N / 73.19 W
Zip Code(s): 05201
Chartered: 1749
Population (2010): 9,074
Elevation: 681 feet | Land Area: 4.87 miles
 
Town Clerk: 802-442-1043
Major Hospitals: Southwestern Vermont Medical Center
Major Airports: Albany International Airport (39 miles SW)
Nearest Amtrak Station: Albany, NY (39.6 miles SW)
Colleges/Universities: a branch of the Community College of Vermont, Bennington College, Southern Vermont College Top Employers: Southwestern Vermont Medical Center
Tourist Attractions: Bennington Battle Monument, Robert Frost Stone House Museum, Bennington Center For the Arts, Bennington Museum, Bennington Potters, Park-McCullough Historic House, Robert Frost's grave. Birthplace of: Pamela Blair (born 1949), actress, singer & dancer; Beatrice Boepple (born 1962), actress; Carleton Carpenter (born 1926), actor; Cynthia Gibb (born 1963), actress & former model; Paul Offner (1942-2004), educator, public health expert, & legislator; Peter Graves (born 1952), Olympic announcer & cross-country ski coach for Harvard University; Andrew Newell (born 1984), cross country skier.

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Nearby Cities and Towns:

Region 10: Green Mountains | Old Bennington (1.1 miles NW) | North Bennington (2.0 miles NW) | South Shaftsbury (2.2 miles NW) | Shaftsbury (2.4 miles NW) | Woodford (2.4 miles E) | Pownal (2.5 miles SW) | New York (4.5 miles W)






Vermont Events in July

Funtastic Friday Chocolate Events 7/11/14 - 10/3/14
Fun events for the whole family. July 11. Motorcycle rally -create a chocolate motorcycle. Proceeds to benefit Meals on Wheels July 25. Mexican Fiesta Party - enjoy a real Mexican Fiesta Village Chocolate Shoppe style August 1- Frozen The chocolate adventure begins. Be amazed as the VCS is transformed into the frozen kingdom of Arendelle. Bring Olaf to life. Come dressed as your favorite character to get a special treat. August 8. Make your own candy bar August 15. Ice cream buffet August 22. Baby shower for Molly our 100 lb chocolate moose. Free event but bring a gift to donate to those in need in Bennington County Sept 5. Let's Make a deal. Chocolate twist on the popular TV show. This is a free event Oct 3. Chocolate Extravaganza. Details to follow. Proceeds to benefit Bennington Coalition for the Homeless. Cost TBD


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