West Rutland, VT


West Rutland: For nearly 80 years in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, West Rutland and its neighbor, Proctor, were the most productive marble-producing towns in the world. To this day, the architecture of many of the town’s buildings reflect this heritage. While considerably west of the AT, a visit to see these buildings is well worth the trip.

West Rutland has a few restaurants and some roadside businesses near the US 4 exit ramp. A small strip mall is also located near the exit, and other businesses are nearby in West Rutland’s downtown. The West Rutland Art Park on Clarendon Ave. has a wonderful sculpture garden.

Did you know? In 1863, a riot took place in West Rutland to protest Vermont’s instituting the draft during the Civil War.

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