Origin of Benningtonafter Benning Wentworth (1696-1770), 1st governor of New Hampshire
town in SW Vt.: in a Revolutionary battle (1777) fought nearby, Hessians sent by Burgoyne were defeated by colonial forces
From Bennington, Vermont, headquarters of the Bennington Marble Company.
- New York protested against the Bennington grant in 1749, but the question did not become serious until the chief obstacle to settlement was removed by the conquest of Canada in 1760-61.
- Within the state itself battles were fought at Hubbardton on the 7th of July and Bennington on the 16th of August 1777.
- He contributed largely to raise troops in 1777 to meet Burgoyne; and he served as a captain at Bennington and at Saratoga.
- Hoosick Falls is served by the Boston & Maine Railroad, and is connected by electric railway with Bennington, Vermont, about 8 m.
- Of the village, at Walloomsac, in the township of Hoosick, the battle of Bennington was fought, on the 16th of August 1777.