Welcome to Brattleboro


Whetstone Brook runs through the south end of town, where a wooden stockade dubbed Fort Dummer was built in 1724, becoming the first European settlement in Vermont (theretofore largely a wilderness populated exclusively by Native Americans).

At the Old Town Hall (location of the current Main Street Gallery), celebrated thinkers and entertainers, including Oliver Wendell Holmes, Horace Greeley and Will Rogers, held forth on civic and political matters. Rudyard Kipling married a Brattleboro woman in 1892, and while living here he wrote The Jungle Book.


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