Introduction to Rutland, Vermont
The town began as a small village in the early 1800s. It was named by Benning Wentworth, the third Duke of Rutland, in 1761 in honor of John Manners The city of Rutland was incorporated in 1892 as the third city of Vermont. The first mayor of the new city was John A. Mead.
Rutland and nearby Attractions
- Billings Farm and Museum
- Ticonderoga Heritage Museum
- Lake Saint Catherine State Park
- Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History
- Camp Plymouth State Park
- Penfield Museum
Things To Do In Rutland
The Green Mountain National Golf Course, the Neshobe Golf Club and the Okemo Valley Golf Club are the local golf courses. Nearby churches include the Alliance Church of Rutland, Church of Christ the King Roman Catholic Church and Messiah Lutheran Church. The numerous parks in the area include Pine Hill Park and Main Street Park. The city celebrates festivals like Vermont International Reggae Music Festival and the Vermont State Fair every August.
Burlington International Airport is nearby.
Rutland Higher Education
Castleton State College, The College of St. Joseph, Norwich University, Dartmouth College, and Middlebury College are all nearby.