National Register Listings in
Windham County, Vermont

Adams Gristmill Warehouse Bartonsville Covered Bridge Bellows Falls Co-operative Creamery Complex Bellows Falls Downtown Historic District Bellows Falls Neighborhood Historic District Bellows Falls Neighborhood Historic District (Boundary Increase) Bellows Falls Times Building Brattleboro Downtown Historic District Brattleboro Downtown Historic District (Boundary Increase) Brattleboro Retreat Bridge 19 Broad Brook House Brooks House Butterfield House Canal Street Schoolhouse (Additional Documentation) Canal Street-Clark Street Neighborhood Historic District Christ Church Corse-Shippee House Crawford, Theophilus, House Creamery Covered Bridge Crows Nest Dickinson Estate Historic District District No. 1 Schoolhouse Dover Town Hall East Putney Brook Stone Arch Bridge Estey Organ Company Factory Estey Organ Company Factory (Boundary Increase) First Congregational Church and Meetinghouse Follett Stone Arch Bridge Historic District Gas Station at Bridge and Island Streets George-Pine-Henry Street Historic District Grafton Congregational Church and Chapel Grafton Distric Schoolhouse No. 2 Grafton Post Office Grafton Village Historic District Green River Covered Bridge Green River Crib Dam Grout, Lewis, House Guilford Center Meetinghouse Hall Covered Bridge Hall, William A., House Harris, William, House Holbrook, Deacon John, House Homestead-Horton Neighborhood Historic District Houghtonville Historic District Howard Hardware Storehouse Kidder Covered Bridge Londonderry Town House Mechanicsville Historic District Medburyville Bridge Middletown Rural Historic District Milldean and Alexander-Davis House Miss Bellows Falls Diner Moore and Thompson Paper Mill Complex Naulakha Newfane Village Historic District Oak Hill Cemetery Chapel Old Brick Church Park Farm Parker Hill Rural Historic District Pond Road Chapel Putney Village Historic District Rice Farm Road Bridge Robertson Paper Company Complex Rockingham Meetinghouse Rockingham Village Historic District Round Schoolhouse Sabin-Wheat Farm Sacketts Brook Stone Arch Bridge Saxtons River Village Historic District Scott Covered Bridge Scott Farm Historic District Simpsonville Stone Arch Bridge South Londonderry Village Historic District South Newfane Bridge South Windham Village Historic District Stratton Mountain Lookout Tower Tontine Building Townshend State Park Union Station Vermont Academy Campus Historic District Vernon District Schoolhouse No. 4 West Brattleboro Green Historic District West Dover Village Historic District West Dummerston Covered Bridge West Townshend Stone Arch Bridge West Townshend Village Historic District Westminster Terrace Historic District Westminster Village Historic District Wheelock House Whitingham Village Historic District Williams River Route 5 Bridge Williams Street Extension Historic District Williamsville Covered Bridge Wilmington Village Historic District Windham Village Historic District Worrall Covered Bridge Wyatt, Arthur D. and Emma J., House
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Windham County, Vermont has a rich and diverse history that spans centuries. The county was originally inhabited by various Native American tribes, including the Abenaki people, who relied on the land's abundant natural resources for their sustenance. European settlers began arriving in the area in the mid-18th century, with the establishment of Fort Dummer in present-day Brattleboro in 1724. The initial settlements faced challenges from both Native American tribes and conflicts between colonial powers.

In the late 18th century, Windham County played a significant role in the American Revolutionary War. It was the site of important military actions, such as the Battle of Bennington in 1777, which marked a turning point for the American forces. Following the war, Windham County experienced rapid growth and became known for its thriving manufacturing industry, particularly in textiles, paper, and agriculture.

As transportation improved with the expansion of railroads and canals, Windham County became an important hub for trade and commerce. The county grew economically, attracting businesses and industries that fueled its development. The advent of the industrial revolution in the 19th century transformed many towns in Windham County, such as Brattleboro and Bellows Falls, into bustling centers of production and trade.

In the 20th century, Windham County faced economic challenges as the decline of industries such as manufacturing and logging affected the region. However, the county adapted to the changing times and embraced new opportunities, particularly in tourism, services, and the arts. Today, Windham County is cherished for its picturesque landscapes, historic towns, and vibrant cultural scene, attracting visitors from near and far.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Windham County, Vermont.

  • 1771 - Windham County formed and named after Windham in Connecticut
  • 1777 - Putney, one of the county's towns, incorporated
  • 1781 - Brattleboro, the county seat, incorporated
  • 1800s - Windham County experiences industrial growth with mills and factories
  • 1834 - Vermont's first medical college, the Vermont Academy of Medicine, established in Brattleboro
  • 1845 - Westminster, known for its historic meeting house, incorporated
  • 1855 - Marlboro College founded in Marlboro
  • 1869 - Wilmington Village becomes a popular tourist destination
  • 1900s - Windham County becomes a popular area for tourism and outdoor activities
  • 1935 - Mount Snow ski resort opens in Dover
  • 1970s - Windham County becomes known for its vibrant arts community