The Village of Old Bennington

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The Trustees will meet at 7:00 pm  on Tuesday, May 7 at the Old First Church Barn.


The Annual Meeting will be at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, May 14 at the Old First Church Barn.  See the Warning for the meeting by clicking on the Agenda, Minutes, Notices Tab above.  In order to vote at the Annual Meeting you must be a resident of Old Bennington and a registered voter in the Town of Bennington.  Click on the Other Tab above for a list of registered voters as of April 15, 2019. 


At the Annual Meeting we will elect two trustees for a term of two years as well as the Treasurer/Tax Collector, Auditor, Clerk, and Moderator for a term of one year. The current Clerk has decided to step down. Anyone interested in serving as Clerk or any of the other positions should contact the Trustees. 


We will be mailing the 2019 Annual Report to residents by the end of the month.




About Us

History

Government in Bennington. The Village of Old Bennington represents the original center of Bennington. Samuel Robinson and a band of religious separatists from Connecticut and Massachusetts founded it in 1761. During the past 256 years the focus of industrial, commercial and residential development has shifted to the valley below and Old Bennington has become a small, incorporated Village within the Town of Bennington. Its character has become a historical single family residential community.  


Location

Old Bennington is situated on a height of land approximately one-half mile west of the center of the Town of Bennington, which lies in the Walloomsac River valley below. Looming over the Village to the southwest is Mount Anthony. A ridge called Monument Hill elevates the northern third of the Village, but along the eastern edge of the Village the land falls sharply away in a steep slope toward the river below. The remainder of the Village is fairly level. Many large, well-spaced houses are surrounded with lawns and gardens. We still enjoy the luxury of some open land with beautiful vistas.