Historical Map - Brandon, Vermont - 1890

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Panoramic map of Brandon, VT, Rutland County.  Published by L. R. Burleigh in 1890.

This view of Brandon, Vermont captures the town as it appeared at the end of the nineteenth century, a century that had brought growth and prosperity to the town.  Settled in the 1770's, the town of Brandon was called Neshobe in its early days.  Today Brandon is home to the Brandon Historic District, prized for its well preserved examples of Victorian architecture and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Following is a description written by Mrs. Augusta Kellogg in 1899:

"The surface of the town is generally level. The Green Mountains lie along the east line, presenting some lofty summits while to the west is the churchill-house-inn-streamsmaller Taconic Range, which ends apparently in the Sudbury area. The principal streams are Otter Creek, which runs through the town from south to north, and the Mill or Neshobe River, which rises among the mountains in Goshen and enters the town from the east. At the foot of the mountains, the Mill or Neshobe River receives the waters of a small pond, called Spring Pond and becomes a considerable mill stream.”

Features numbered & lettered references to the following locations:

Corona Marble> Frozen Well House.
Baptist Church.
Button's Hardware Store.
St. Thomas' Episcopal Church.
Town Hall.
Hose House.
Graded School.
First National Bank.
Post Office.
Electric Light Co..
Brandon Marble Manufacturing Co., T. J. Johnstone, Proprietor.
Brandon National Bank.
Briggs Block.
Cahee's Grist Mill.
Gipson's Saw Mill and Lumber Yard.
Congregational Church.
Methodist Church.
The Brandon House.
The Douglas House.
Vermont Central Rail Road Depot.
Old Roman Catholic Church.
Roman Catholic Church of our Lady of Good Help.
Parochial School.
Brandon Machine Shop.
Florence Creamery Co..
Birthplace of Stephen A. Douglas.

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