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Whitingham, Vermont



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Whitingham is a town in Windham County of the "Southern Vermont" region, named for landholder Nathan Whiting. It is home to the headquarters of the North Atlantic Conference, an athletic conference of small liberal arts colleges throughout Maine, New Hampshire and Vermont. The NAC sponsors men's and women's sports played by teams of the affilliated colleges.

Whitingham is also home to the manmade Lake Whitingham, also known as Harriman Resivoir. The Reservoir is formed by the Harriman Dam, named for Henry Harriman, the engineer who oversaw construction of the dam in 1923 by the New England Power Company.

Some notable people from Whitingham include: Isaac Goodnow, founder of Manhattan, Kansas & Kansas State University; and Brigham Young, early leader of the Latter Day Saints & founder of Salt Lake City, Utah.

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