Castleton is a town in Rutland County, of the "Crossroads of Vermont" region, located about 15 miles to the west of Rutland, and about 7 miles east of the New York/Vermont state border, and is home to Castleton State College, a public liberal arts college.
Some notable people from the area include: Alexander W. Buel, a Michigan congressman; Edwin Drake, an oil driller, popularly credited with starting the U.S. oil industry; Chauncey Langdon, a congressman; Doc Maynard, a Seattle founder; Ron Powers, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, novelist, & non-fiction writer; and Samuel Shaw, a congressman.
Big fish and big cash derby for all Vermont waters and Lake Champlain. Over $10,000 in cash prizes. Register online at https://greatbensonfishingderby.regfox.com/the-great-benson-fishing-derby Stop by our derby headquarters to see the fish and eat at our food shack – 3727 Route 30N, Bomoseen, VT 05732 (Crystal Beach, East Shore of Lake Bomoseen).