George Edward Payson Dodge Library, Bennington 1908 postcard
George Edward Payson Dodge Library, Bennington 1908 postcard

Bennington, New Hampshire

Bennington was formed in 1842, named for the New Hampshire royal governor, Benning Wentworth. There is a long history of manufacturing here, where once five dams on the Contoocook River powered a variety of industries.

Population: 1,476 - Area: 11.6 square miles