Place:Old Bennington, Bennington, Vermont, United States

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NameOld Bennington
Alt namesBennington Centersource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS50003608
TypeVillage
Coordinates42.883°N 73.2°W
Located inBennington, Vermont, United States
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Old Bennington is a village in Bennington County, Vermont, United States. It is located entirely within the town of Bennington. As of the 2000 census, the village had a population of 232.

The village and its surrounding area were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984 as Old Bennington Historic District. It is roughly bounded by the former Rutland railroad bed, Monument Avenue, West Road, Seminary Lane, Elm and Fairview Streets. The district contains 93 contributing buildings and objects and is noted for its well-preserved Revolutionary War era homes as well as being one of the earliest settlements in Vermont. The centerpiece of the district is the Old First Church (built in 1806 and restored in 1937) and the Bennington Battle Monument. Robert Frost, his wife Elinor Miriam White Frost [1] and their children are buried in the cemetery behind the Old First Church.

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