Place:Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, United States

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NameDorset
TypeTown
Coordinates43.25°N 73.083°W
Located inBennington, Vermont, United States
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Dorset is a town in Bennington County, Vermont, United States. The population was 2,036 at the 2000 census. Dorset is famous for being the location of Cephas Kent's Inn, where four meetings of the Convention that signed the Dorset Accords led to the independent Vermont Republic, and future statehood. Dorset is home to America's oldest marble quarry and is the birthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous co-founder Bill W. East Dorset is the setting of the Bill Wilson House and the Griffith Library.

The East Dorset marble quarry had been established by Bill W's great grandfather and stayed in the family for 3 generations. Marble from these quarries provided stone for the New York Public Library Main Branch building in New York City.

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