View of downtown Brattleboro from Mount Wantastiquet in New Hampshire. New Hampshire ( is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America.
Location in Vermont.
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Brattleboro is a town in Windham County, Vermont, United States, located in the southeast corner of the state, along the state line with New Hampshire. The Eastern Time Zone ( ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of North America and the west coast of South America UTC−5 is the Time offset used in the North American Eastern Time Zone during Standard time and in the North American Central Time Zone during Daylight saving time ( DST UTC−4 is the Time offset used in the Atlantic Standard Time Zone in Canada in winter and the North American Eastern Time Zone during The ZIP code is the system of Postal codes used by the United States Postal Service (USPS A telephone numbering plan is a plan for allocating Telephone number ranges to countries regions areas and exchanges and to non-fixed telephone networks North American area code 802 is the state of Vermont 's sole Telephone Area code. Federal Information Processing Standards ( FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the United States Federal government for use by all non-military The Geographic Names Information System ( GNIS) is a database that contains name and locative information about more than two million physical and cultural features located throughout Windham County is a County located in the US state of Vermont. Vermont ( is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the New Hampshire ( is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. The population was 12,005 at the 2000 census. It is situated along the Connecticut River, at the mouth of the West River. The Connecticut River is the largest River in New England, flowing south from the Connecticut Lakes in northern New Hampshire, along the border USACE Ball Mountain Lake and Damjpg|thumb|Ball Mountain Lake and Dam on the West River in Windham County Vermont]]The West River is a Tributary of the Connecticut River 
The town was chartered on 26 December 1753. Events 1481 - Battle of Westbrook - Holland defeats troops of Utrecht. Year 1753 ( MDCCLIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common year
Brattleboro originated with the founding of Fort Dummer in 1724. Fort Dummer was a British fort built in 1724 by the colonial militia of the Province of Massachusetts Bay under the command of Lieutenant Timothy Dwight The town was chartered in 1753.
Brattleboro was the home of Rudyard Kipling's wife. Joseph Rudyard Kipling (30 December 1865 – 18 January 1936 was an English Author and poet Kipling himself lived for a time in the town.
In 1950, Brattleboro had a population of 11,522.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 32. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title) is the government agency that is responsible for the United States Census 5 square miles (84. The square mile is an imperial and US unit of Area equal the area of a square of one statute mile. 0 km²), of which, 32. Square Kilometre ( US spelling square kilometer) symbol km2, is a decimal multiple of the SI unit of 0 square miles (82. 9 km²) is land and 0. 5 square miles (1. 2 km², 1. 42%) is water. Brattleboro is located at .
The town largely rests in what is known as the Connecticut River Valley. The Connecticut River Valley stretches from the New Hampshire and Quebec border to Long Island Sound on the Connecticut coast Along the eastern edge is the Connecticut River. The Connecticut River is the largest River in New England, flowing south from the Connecticut Lakes in northern New Hampshire, along the border An extensive network of hills and mountains surrounds the town in all directions.
The town's most densely populated area is downtown, at the very bottom of the valley. Because of the area's very hilly terrain, and relatively little flat land, many buildings are on steep grades, bunched closely together. This topography has helped to create an urban atmosphere.
Since the 1950s, suburban development occurred outside of the traditional downtown and in the west, south, and north of the township. The southern section of the town is predominantly one or two family houses with a mix of triple deckers. A triple-decker (also referred to as a three-decker) is a three-story Apartment building, typically of light-framed wood construction, where each Commercial and industrial operations play a relatively minor role in this section of town, with heavy concentration on the U.S. Route 5/Canal Street artery that cuts through the area. US Route 5 is a north-south United States highway running through the New England states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont The town's high school and the Regional Career Center are also located in this section.
The western section of town, which formally became a village in 2005, is also mostly residential, with the state's largest mobile home park and several large planned developments.
The northern section of Brattleboro developed in the 1960s and 1970s. The area has almost no residential development and is dominated by large commercial and industrial establishments along Putney Road, including roughly seven major hotels located within a short distance of each other. C&S Wholesale Grocers made its headquarters in this section until moving to Keene, New Hampshire in 2005; because of close proximity to Interstate 91, C&S has kept a major portion of its shipping operations in Brattleboro. C&S Wholesale Grocers is a Wholesale Distributor of Food and Grocery items Keene is a city in Cheshire County, New Hampshire, United States. New Hampshire ( is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. Interstate 91 (abbreviated I-91) is an Interstate highway in the New England section of the United States.
The outskirts of Brattleboro have a decidedly rural feel, with very little housing development and boasting the last few farms left in Brattleboro after the collapse of the dairy industry in the 1970s. At its peak, the area had over 170 farms; there are now only nine left. Brattleboro is also the headquarters of the Holstein Association. The Holstein or Friesian is a Breed of Dairy cow known today as the world's highest production dairy animal
As of the census of 2000, there were 12,005 people, 5,364 households, and 2,880 families residing in the town. A census is the procedure of acquiring information about every member of a given population The population density was 375. Population density (in agriculture standing stock and Standing crop) is a measurement of Population per unit area or unit volume 3 people per square mile (144. 9/km²). There were 5,686 housing units at an average density of 177. 7/sq mi (68. 6/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 94. 06% White, 1. 13% Black or African American, 0. 26% Native American, 1. 67% Asian, 0. 04% Pacific Islander, 0. 55% from other races, and 2. 28% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1. 67% of the population.
There were 5,364 households out of which 27. 2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 37. 8% were couples living together and joined in either marriage or civil union, 12. NOTICE TO WOULD-BE ROMEOS ************** A civil union is a legally recognized union similar to Marriage. 8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 46. 3% were non-families. 37. 8% of all households were made up of individuals and 13. 3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2. 15 and the average family size was 2. 84.
In the town the population was spread out with 22. 3% under the age of 18, 6. 6% from 18 to 24, 29. 2% from 25 to 44, 25. 3% from 45 to 64, and 16. 6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 84. 0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79. 9 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $31,997, and the median income for a family was $44,267. Males had a median income of $31,001 versus $25,329 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,554. Per capita income means how much each individual receives in monetary terms of the yearly income generated in the country About 9. 2% of families and 13. 1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18. The poverty threshold, or poverty line, is the minimum level of Income deemed necessary to achieve an adequate Standard of living in a given country 0% of those under age 18 and 9. 2% of those age 65 or over.
The ethnic population (non-white and single race, with Hispanic included) comprises 3. 4% of the population, according to the 2000 U. S. Census. While this percentage is by comparison small to that of any major U. S. city, it is considered high for a traditionally white state and puts Brattleboro second to Vermont's largest city Burlington in this respect. Burlington is the largest city in the US state of Vermont and is the shire town ( County seat) of This large ethnic influence has given Brattleboro the most diverse establishments and institutions of any city in the state.
Brattleboro's citizens are represented by a Select Board and Town Manager. Five members are elected to fill three one year seats and two three year seats. The Select Board, in cooperation with the Town Manager, are in charge of addressing all general public issues brought to them, concerning the town. The Town Manager form of government is unique in that, unlike a mayor who is elected for a term, the Town Manager is appointed by the Selectboard. 
The town has three districts and representatives from those districts gather on Town Meeting Day to discuss and vote on issues.
On January 25, 2008, the town council by a 3-2 vote approved a petition to be placed on a March 4 ballot, calling for the indictment of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney for crimes against the United States Constitution. Events 41 - After a night of negotiation Claudius is accepted as Roman Emperor by the Senate 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Events 51 - Nero, later to become Roman Emperor, is given the title Princeps iuventutis (head of the youth The President of the United States is the Head of state and Head of government of the United States and is the highest political official in United States by George Walker Bush ( born July 6 1946 is the forty-third and current President of the United States. The Vice President of the United States is the first person in the presidential line of succession, becoming the new President of the United States upon the death Richard Bruce "Dick" Cheney (born January 30 1941 is the forty-sixth and current Vice President of the United States. The Constitution of the United States of America is the supreme Law of the United States. The petition reads: "Shall the Selectboard instruct the Town Attorney to draft indictments against President Bush and Vice President Cheney for crimes against our Constitution, and publish said indictments for consideration by other authorities and shall it be the law of the Town of Brattleboro that the Brattleboro Police, pursuant to the above-mentioned indictments, arrest and detain George Bush and Richard Cheney in Brattleboro if they are not duly impeached, and prosecute or extradite them to other authorities that may reasonably contend to prosecute them?"
The town council issued a statement on the petition:
|“||On January 25 the Town Clerk’s office received a petition from Brattleboro resident Kurt Daims. Per Town Charter, a petition containing signatures from 5% of Brattleboro voters can be placed on the ballot for a Town-wide vote. Mr. Daims’ petition did contain the required number of signatures. At a meeting on January 25, the Brattleboro Selectboard voted 3-2 to place the petition on the ballot. Reasons given by Board members voting in the affirmative centered on the belief that if a petition contained the required signatures, the voters should have the opportunity to vote on the matter. Reasons given by Board members voting on the dissent centered on the belief that articles outside the scope and authority of the Town should not go before the voters of the Town. The Brattleboro Town Attorney has stated that the petition has no legal standing, as the Town Attorney has no authority to write an indictment and the Town Police Department has no authority to attempt an arrest of the President of the United States.||”|
The town voted on the article on March 4, and passed it. 
Vermont is a popular weekend getaway among wealthy New York and Connecticut tourists. New York ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States and is the nation's third most populous Connecticut ( is a state located in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. Brattleboro, being the first major town over the Vermont border on Interstate 91, offers a mix of a rural atmosphere and urban amenities such as a large number of hotels. Celebrities who have visited Brattleboro include Bill Cosby, Johnny Depp, Whoopi Goldberg, Robin Williams, Eminem and Nicole Kidman. William Henry Cosby Jr (born July 12 1937 is an American Comedian, Actor, Author, Television producer and Activist. John Whoopi Goldberg (born Caryn Elaine Johnson; November 13, 1955) is an American actress, comedienne, and television Robin McLaurim Williams (born July 21 1951 or 1952 is an American television stage and film actor and Comedian who has won an Academy Award for his performance Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17 1972 known as Slim Shady and his primary Stage name Eminem, is an Academy Award -winning
Brattleboro is a host to a number of art galleries and stores including Vermont Artisan Design, the largest store of original artworks in the area.
The Brattleboro Food Cooperative, a natural foods store and deli holds the claim of being the state's first certified organic retailer. In 2007, Brattleboro passed the Fairtrade town resolution, clearing the way to become the second Fairtrade certified town in the nation, joining Media, Pennsylvania. Fairtrade (one word redirects here For the more general article on the fair trade movement see Fair trade (two words The borough of Media is the County seat of Delaware County Pennsylvania and is located 12 miles (19 km west of Philadelphia. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania ( often colloquially referred to as PA (its abbreviation by natives and Northeasterners is a state located in the Northeastern
Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, operates its Vermonter service daily through Brattleboro, between Washington, D.C. and St. Albans, Vermont. Brattleboro is a train station in Brattleboro Vermont served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system The National Railroad Passenger Corporation, Doing business as Amtrak, is a Government-owned corporation that was organized on May 1, 1971 History Montrealer The Montrealer was originally a service of the Boston and Maine Railroad (BM running between Montreal and Washington Washington DC ( formally the District of Columbia and commonly referred to as Washington, the District, or simply D Vermont ( is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America.
The Brattleboro BeeLine operates throughout the town between 6:00 a. m. and 6:30 p. m. , and is comprised of the Red Line and Blue Line buses which work in conjunction with each other to move residents throughout the T shaped layout of town. Bus services also run daily between Brattleboro and Bellows Falls, and between Brattleboro and Whitingham. Bellows Falls is an incorporated Village located in the town of Rockingham in Windham County, Vermont, United States. Whitingham is a town in Windham County, Vermont, United States.
In addition, Brattleboro is serviced daily by the national bus service Greyhound, which operates out of its terminal just south of the exit three interchange. Greyhound Lines is an intercity Common carrier of passengers by Bus serving over 3700 destinations in the United States.
Brattleboro is serviced by two major routes and one Interstate route. New England Interstate Route 9 begins at the New York border just west of Bennington, traveling east to Brattleboro and continuing to the heart of downtown, then traveling slightly to the north where it reaches the New Hampshire border. Route 9 is a multi-state State highway in the New England region of the United States, running across the southern parts of New Hampshire, Route 9's local names within Brattleboro include Molly Stark Trail, Western Avenue, High Street, Main Street, and Putney Road.
U.S. Route 5 enters Brattleboro at its border with the town of Guilford and runs northerly, through downtown, and eventually exits Brattleboro at its border with Putney, Vermont. US Route 5 is a north-south United States highway running through the New England states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont Guilford is a town located in Windham County, Vermont. As of the 2000 census the town had a total population of 2046 Putney is a town in Windham County, Vermont, United States. The population was 2634 at the 2000 census Vermont ( is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America. Route 5's local names are as follows (from beginning to end in Brattleboro) Canal Street, Main Street, Putney Road.
Interstate 91, originating in Connecticut and terminating at the Canadian border, runs through the middle of the town in a north-south direction. Interstate 91 (abbreviated I-91) is an Interstate highway in the New England section of the United States. The interstate was built in this area starting in the early 1960s, and because of the town's layout it was built in a semi-circumferential manner. Exit one serves the southern section of town; exit two serves the western section of town with convenient connection to local ski areas via State Route 9; lastly exit three serves the northern section of town with connection to New Hampshire.
The town is home to the Brattleboro Reformer, a daily newspaper with a circulation of approximately 11,000, and the Commons, a nonprofit community monthly newspaper with a circulation of 5,000. The Brattleboro Reformer is the third largest daily Newspaper in the U
Another community-based newspaper, the Parent Express, is also circulated in Brattleboro, being published in Windham and Cheshire counties. Windham County is a County located in the US state of Vermont. Cheshire County is a County located in the US state of New Hampshire. 
There are several radio stations which broadcast in Brattleboro.
Brattleboro has a thriving arts community. The town is listed in John Villani’s book The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America, in which it ranks number nine among towns with a population of 30,000 or under.
On the first Friday of every month, an event known as the Gallery Walk is held, in which galleries, artists, and arts organizations open their doors to the public to display new work or hold performances. Included in the organizations that participate are the Brattleboro Museum and Art Center, the Hooker-Dunham Theater and Gallery, the In-Sight Photography Project, River Gallery School, Through the Music, and the Windham Art Gallery. 
Other notable arts organizations in Brattleboro include the Brattleboro Music Center, the Vermont Theatre Company, the New England Youth Theater, the Brattleboro Women's Chorus, and the Nimble Arts Trapeze & Circus School. 
Annual events in Brattleboro include:
Dates are subject to change from year to year.
Brattleboro's first bookstore opened in 1795. The first Bible to be printed in Vermont was printed in the town, in 1812. Vermont ( is a state in the New England region of the northeastern United States of America.
The Brattleboro Literary Festival has been held every fall since 2001.
The first American edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone was printed in Brattleboro. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (published in the United States as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone) is the first novel in
Public nudity, although not always welcomed by the denizens of the town, was not forbidden by any Vermont statute or Brattleboro ordinance until July 17, 2007. Public nudity or nude in public (NIP refers to Nudity not in an entirely private context Events 180 - Twelve inhabitants of Scillium in North Africa are executed for being Christians Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The town has drawn national attention when nudists make a visit to take advantage of the situation.  On July 17, 2007, Brattleboro town officials passed an emergency rule by a 3–2 margin, temporarily "banning nudity on the main roads and within 250 feet of any school or place of worship, among other places" due to a number of complaints. Events 180 - Twelve inhabitants of Scillium in North Africa are executed for being Christians Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. 
On August 22, 2007, the Brattleboro Selectboard decided not to make the ban on nudity permanent, once again allowing nudity in the town when the temporary statute ran out in September. Events 392 - Arbogast has Eugenius elected Western Roman Emperor. Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century.  However, on 4 December, 2007 the Selectboard made the ban permanent. "December 4th" redirects here For the song by Jay-Z, see December 4th (song. Nudity is now banned, and one faces a $100 charge if cited. 
Nudity around Brattleboro's downtown area, particularly that of local teenagers, brought the issue into the spotlight. This briefly came under the national eye when an Associated Press article was published on Yahoo! News, and even drew the attention of Dr. Phil McGraw who sent a crew to Brattleboro to investigate, however it was never presented on the day-time show. The Associated Press ( AP) is an American News agency. The AP is a Cooperative owned by its contributing Newspapers radio Yahoo! News is an Internet -based News aggregator provided by Yahoo!. Phillip Calvin McGraw (born September 1, 1950) best known as Dr