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Bennington Township, Bennington County
January 2003

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Official/Political Status

Town


Cities, Towns, Villages, Hamlets within this Township

Bennington, Bennington Flats, North Bennington (village), Old Bennington (village), White Chapel


Town Clerk

Timothy R. Corcoran
205 South Street
Bennington, VT 05201
Ph: 442-1043
Fax: 442-1068
E-mail: benclerk@sover.net


Web Site

Bennington Web Page: http://www.bennington.org/
http://www.bennington.com/history.htm

American Local History Network: no info
US GenWeb: http://www.rootsweb.com/~vtbennin/zben.html
Vermont Gateway: http://www.rootsweb.com/~vermont/BenningtonBennington.html
Vertual Vermont: http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/bennington.html
Vermont in the Civil War: http://www.vermontcivilwar.org/place/b/bennington.shtml


Population According to the U.S. Federal Census


Town
1791
1800
1810
1820
1830
1840
1850
1860
1870
1880
1890
Bennington
2,350
2,243
2,524
2,485
 3,419
 3,429
 3,923
 4,389
 5,760
 6,333
 6,391
Bennington Co.
12,051
 14,395
 15,459
 15,482
 16,899
 16,305
 17,922
 19,436
 21,325
 21,950
 20,448

 
Town
1900
1910
1920
1930
1940
1950
1960
1970
1980
1990
2000
Bennington
 8,033
 8,698
 9,982
 10,628
11,257
12,411
 13,002
 14,586
 15,815
 16,451
15,737
Bennington Co.
 21,705
21,378
21,577
21,655
22,286
24,115
25,088
29,282
33,345
35,845
36,994


Cemeteries & Years in Use

Bennington Center-Old First Church: 1762-present
Burden Ore Bed-Sherwood: 1851-1855
Bushnell & Barney: 1800-1959
Carpenter Hill Yard: 1792-1835
Catholic: 1842-unknown
Catholic: 1846-1978
Downs (family): 1818-1832 (abandoned)
Hinsdillville: 1800-present
Kinsley: 1812-1904
North Bennington (Catholic): 1903-present
Paddock-Peckham: 1815-1876
Park Lawn: 1908-present
Rice-A. Winslow Farm (family): 1801-1873
Vermont Veterans Home: 1888-present
Village: 1813-present
White Chapel: 1794-present
Woodward (family): 1821-1840


Local Historical Societies, Libraries & Museums

Bennington Historical Society
c/o Bennington Museum
100 West Main St., Apt. 18
Bennington, VT 05201
E-mail: bennmuse@sover.net
802-447-1571
Contact Person: Ruth B. Ekstrom, President, 442-5166. Hours and Admission: N/A

Bennington Museum Genealogical Library
West Main Street
Bennington, VT 05201
802-447-1571
http://www.benningtonmuseum.com/gene.html
Concentrates on Bennington County and nearby New York and Massachusetts.




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