VT Addison – Bridgewater

Addison
    Notable residents

Silas G. Pratt, an American composer
 
Alburgh
   Notable residents

Barbour Lewis, (1818–1893), born in Alburgh, United States Congressman from Tennessee.[4]
Norman Albert Mott, (1855-??), born in Alburgh, member of the Mississippi Legislature in 1911.
 
 
 
Andover
   Notable residents

Alvin Adams, (1804–1877), born in Andover, founder one of the first companies to act as a carrier for express shipments by rail in the United States.[3]
Austin Adams (1826–1890), lawyer and justice of the Iowa Supreme Court.
Claudio Arrau, (1903–1991), classical pianist.
 
 
Arlington
Several members of the Green Mountain Boys lived in Arlington before the American Revolution, including Thomas Chittenden, Seth Warner and Remember Baker, who was the first town clerk. Gideon Hard, a United States Congressman from New York was born in Arlington.[4]

Noted residents of Arlington in the twentieth century were Dorothy Canfield Fisher, Carl Ruggles and Norman Rockwell.
 
 
Athens
Athens was the stage for an episode of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition to build a new house for the Vitale family. The construction was filmed in September 2007, the episode aired December 9, 2007, on ABC.

The Vitale family have two sons. Their youngest son, Louie Angelo Jr., was diagnosed with multiple birth defects. The team transforms their home to make it handicap-accessible.Source: TV
 
 
Barnard
    Notable residents

Sinclair Lewis, Nobel prize winning author.
Dorothy Thompson, journalist.

Barnet
   Notable residents

Taylor Coppenrath, professional basketball player.
Jay Craven, filmmaker, Marlboro College film professor.
Ralph Flanders, mechanical engineer, industrialist and politician.
Henry Clay Ide, statesman and judge.
Benjamin Franklin Stevens, bibliographer.
Henry Stevens, bibliographer.
 
 
 
Barre
Barre is the self-proclaimed “Granite Center of the World
 
“Barre Gray” granite is sought after worldwide for its fine grain, even texture, and superior weather resistance. Many sculpture artists prefer it for outdoor sculpture
 
 
 
   Notable residents

Norman Anderson, athlete
Lucina C. Broadwell, murder victim
Deane C. Davis, former Governor of Vermont
Ira Hobart Evans, Civil War recipient of the Medal of Honor
Young Firpo, boxer
James Fisk, U.S. Senator from Vermont
S. Hollister Jackson, Lieutenant Governor of Vermont, killed in Great Flood of 1927
Jennifer McMahon, novelist
Katherine Paterson, author
Richard Romanus, actor

 

Barton
    Notable residents

Frederick W. Baldwin, practiced law with William Grout; president pro temporare, state senate 1900[4]
Colonel William Barton, Revolutionary War hero and founder of the town.
Lee E. Emerson, 69th Governor of Vermont
Josiah Grout, 46th Governor of Vermont.
Emory Hebard, Vermont State Treasurer 1976-1988[4]
William W. Grout, U.S. Representative from Vermont
Henry M. Leland, machinist, inventor, engineer and automotive entrepreneur. Created and named both the original Cadillac and the original Lincoln.
Orrin Wiley Locke, state senator from Orleans County
Willard Westbery Miles, Associate Judge of the Supreme Court 1905[26]
Major General Francis W. Nye, commander of the Defence Atomic Support Agency, Sandia, New Mexico
Henry Alexander Stafford, Professional baseball player for the New York Giants[27]
 
 

Bennington
Bennington is home to the Bennington Battle Monument, which is the tallest structure in the state of Vermont.
 
The town is known primarily for the Battle of Bennington, fought during the Revolutionary War (the battle was actually fought a few miles to the west in New York). On August 16, 1777, Gen. John Stark’s 1,500 New Hampshire Militia defeated 800 troops of German mercenaries, local Loyalists, Canadians and Indians under German Lt. Col. Friedrich Baum. German reinforcements under the command of Lt. Col. Heinrich von Breymann looked set to reverse the outcome, but were prevented by the arrival of Seth Warner’s Green Mountain Boys; the Vermont militia founded by Ethan Allen.
 
   Robert Frost’s grave
 
Bennington College
 
Among the more notable of Bennington’s alumni are: Alan Arkin, Anne Ramsey, Anthony Wilson, Carol Channing, Donna Tartt, Andrea Dworkin, Kathleen Norris, Susan Crile, Kiran Desai, Bret Easton Ellis, Jill Eisenstadt, Justin Theroux, Michael Pollan, Helen Frankenthaler, Cora Cohen, Liz Phillips, Tim Daly, Roger Kimball, Holland Taylor, Melissa Rosenberg, and Peter Dinklage.
 
Notable current and former faculty include Wharton and James biographer R.W.B. Lewis, essayist Edward Hoagland, literary critic Camille Paglia, rhetorician Kenneth Burke, fomer United Artists’ senior vice-president Steven Bach, novelists Bernard Malamud and John Gardner, trumpeter/composer Bill Dixon, composers Allen Shawn, Henry Brant, and Vivian Fine, painters Kenneth Noland and Jules Olitski, politicians Mansour Farhang and Mac Maharaj, poets Léonie Adams and Howard Nemerov, sculptor Anthony Caro, dancer/choreographer Martha Graham, drummer Milford Graves, economist Karl Polanyi and a number of Pulitzer Prize-winning poets including W. H. Auden, Stanley Kunitz, Mary Oliver, Theodore Roethke and Anne Waldman.
 

Benson
   Notable residents

Stephen Wallace Dorsey, U.S. Senator from Arkansas.
William B. Franke, Former Secretary of the Navy.
Rufus Wilmot Griswold, anthologist, editor and critic, famous for his enmity with Edgar Allan Poe
 
 
BethelBethel is best known for being the source of Bethel White granite which has been used to build Union Station (Washington, DC) and the National Museum of Natural History
 
Notable residents

Jessamyn West — Blogger, Librarian, and MetaFilter administrator lived in Bethel from 2003-2008.
Kirk White — Pagan lecturer, author, and teacher

    References in popular culture

Bethel is mentioned in the 2007 film I Am Legend as a fortified colony of uninfected survivors from a “cancer cure” virus that decimates the human populace of the world in 2009. The town was perhaps selected for the film for its name, literally “House of God”, for the heroine believes she has been sent there “by God.”

However, the town shown in the film is not the actual Bethel; the actual town is located in Hunterdon County, New Jersey
 
 
Bradford
   Notable residents

Private Miles DeForest Andross, killed defending the Alamo. Native of Bradford.
John Putnam Chapin, mayor of Chicago
Charles Edgar Clark, captain of the USS Oregon
Private Miles DeForest Andross, killed defending the Alamo
Ned O’Gorman, poet and educator
Albert Sleeper, governor of Michigan
James Wilson, first American globe maker
Jay Wright, poet
 
Home of the first globe map manufactured in the United States
 
 

Braintree
   Notable residents

Jefferson P. Kidder, lawyer, jurist and Lieutenant Governor of Vermont
 
 
Brandon
   Notable residents

Thomas Jefferson Conant, biblical scholar.
Thomas Davenport[3] and Emily Davenport, inventors of the electric motor and electric locomotive.
Stephen A. Douglas, Democratic Party nominee for President in 1860
 
 
Brattleboro
Brattleboro is the oldest town in the state, and noted for its vibrant arts community, as well as the renowned Brattleboro Retreat, a psychiatric hospital and convalescent center.
 
 
   Public nudity

Public nudity, although not always welcomed by the denizens of the town, was not forbidden by any Vermont statute or Brattleboro ordinance until July 17, 2007. The town has drawn national attention when nudists make a visit to take advantage of the situation.[11][12] On July 17, 2007, Brattleboro town officials passed an emergency rule by a 3–2 margin, temporarily “banning nudity on the main roads and within 250 feet of any school or place of worship, among other places” due to a number of complaints
 
 
   Petition against Bush and Cheney

On January 25, 2008, the town council by a 3-2 vote approved a petition to be placed on a March 4 ballot, calling for the indictment of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for crimes against the United States Constitution. The petition reads: “Shall the Selectboard instruct the Town Attorney to draft indictments against President Bush and Vice President Cheney for crimes against our Constitution, and publish said indictments for consideration by other authorities and shall it be the law of the Town of Brattleboro that the Brattleboro Police, pursuant to the above-mentioned indictments, arrest and detain George Bush and Richard Cheney in Brattleboro if they are not duly impeached, and prosecute or extradite them to other authorities that may reasonably contend to prosecute them?”[15]

The town council issued a statement on the petition, which the town voted on as a town meeting article on March 4, and passed
 
   Cultural references

Brattleboro is the setting for much of H. P. Lovecraft’s story The Whisperer in Darkness.[citation needed]
Brattleboro is mentioned repeatedly in David Foster Wallace’s novel Infinite Jest.[46]
The popular Joe Gunther mystery series written by Archer Mayor is largely set in Brattleboro.[citation needed]
Brattleboro is where the title character in Tom Taylor’s play Our American Cousin meets his English relatives, leading to his trip to England where the events of the play take place
 
 
Bridgewater
Bridgewater was the birthplace of Zadock Thompson, naturalist and identifier of the whale bones found by railroad workers near Charlotte, Vermont.
 
   Notable residents

James Paul Manzi, former Chairman, President and CEO of Lotus Development Corporation.