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Manchester, Vermont

Manchester, Vermont is an historic town located at the foot of Mount Equinox along Route 7, and is one of two shire towns (county seats) of Bennington County - the other is the town of Bennington. Manchester ... more info

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Quick Facts About Manchester

County: Bennington
Latitude / Longitude: 43.16 N / 73.07 W
Zip Code(s): 05254
(Manchester Center: 05255)
Incorporated: 1900
Population (2010): 749
(Manchester Center: 2,120)
Elevation: 899 feet | Land Area: 3.58 miles
Town Clerk: 802-362-1313
Nearest Hospitals: Southwestern Vermont Medical Center (23.3 miles S)
Nearest Airports: Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport (29.6 miles N), Albany International Airport (59.4 miles SW)
Nearest Amtrak: Rutland (33.7 miles N)
Nearest Colleges/Universities: Bennington College (21.0 miles SW), Southern Vermont College (24.8 miles SW), a branch of the Community College of Vermont (33.3 miles N in Rutland and 23.1 miles S in Bennington). Birthplace of: Charles Augustus Aiken (1827-1892), clergyman, president of Union College, and professor at Princeton University; Joseph Sweetman Ames (1864-1943), physicist and president of Johns Hopkins University; Myra Bradwell (1831-1894), first American woman to become an attorney.
Tourist Attractions: Hildene, Northshire Museum & History Center, Orvis Flagship Store, American Fly Fishing Museum, The Battenkill River, Southern Vermont Arts Center, Manchester Designer Outlets. Nearby: Dorset Theatre Festival (7.6 miles NW)  

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Nearby Cities and Towns:

Region 10: Green Mountains | Dorset (2.6 miles N) | Winhall (2.8 miles E) | Sunderland (2.4 miles SW) | Arlington (2.8 miles SW) | Sandgate (2.4 miles W) | Rupert (3.1 miles NW)

Vermont Events in April

Counterpoint Sings with VT Schools 4/25/14 - 4/25/14
The mission of Counterpoint, the professional vocal ensemble based in Montpelier, includes working with Vermont students to develop appreciation of choral singing. Now, on the heels of their concert series presenting songs from the Jewish tradition, Counterpoint will join members of Vermont school choirs for workshops and joint concerts. At the workshops, Counterpoint will discuss the culture surrounding some of the Jewish songs they recently performed, and work with the student singers on singing technique. In the evening, the ensembles will join for a concert. Each ensemble will sing music from their current repertory, and then the ensembles will join together to close the concert. All tickets at the door $5.

Taking It On the Road: Two authors leave Facebook and Twitter to travel the USA 4/27/14 - 4/27/14
Don't miss authors Jenny Milchman and Carla Buckley at Northshire Books on April 27th at 5:00 p.m. Last year, Jenny Milchman and her family criss-crossed the USA to promote her debut novel Cover of Snow. This year Jenny will be doing it again for her new book Ruin Falls joined by fellow Random House author Carla Buckley for this event and the first 1,000 miles of Jenny's trip to promote her new mystery, The Deepest Secret, which just received a starred review from Publishers' Weekly.

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