Introduction to Brattleboro, Vermont
Brattleboro, Vermont, in Windham county, is located 48 miles N of Chicopee, Massachusetts (center to center) and is 83 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts.. The town contains a population of approximately 12,005.
The town of Brattleboro is in the Windham County. Brattleboro was named after an early land holder, Colonel William Brattle. William Brattle was a Harvard graduate, a preacher, lawyer, doctor, and legislator. In the middle of the 18th century around 200 acres of land was cleared around Fort Dummer. King George II chartered this area as Brattleboro. The following years saw a growth in the population of Brattleboro. Simultaneously the economy of the town has also grown.
Brattleboro and nearby Attractions
- Brattleboro Museum and Art Center
- Fort Dummer State Park
- Adams Grist Mill Museum
- Berkshire Botanical Garden
- Molly Stark State Park
Things To Do In Brattleboro
Brattleboro offers many recreational opportunities and tourist attractions. Fort Dummer State Park has a camping area and hiking trail. There is a play area for children as well. History buffs can visit the Adams Grist Mill Museum and Brattleboro Museum and Art Center. Naulakha is the home built for Rudyard Kipling in Dummerston. This location is ideal to visit if one like the open countryside and mountains. Fairfield Plaza Shopping Center and Brooks House Mall are great for those who prefer shopping.
Manchester - Boston Regional Airport is the nearest major airport to the town of Brattleboro.
Brattleboro Higher Education
School for International Training, Keene State College, and the University of Massachusetts offer higher educational opportunities to the residents of Brattleboro.