Arlington is a local’s favorite! The town of Arlington was chartered July 28, 1761 and in 1777, Arlington became the first capital of Vermont! The first gristmill built by Remember Baker (cousin of Ethan Allen) was constructed in 1764 and can still be found in the historic village of East Arlington.
Arlington is full of rich history. Prior to the American Revolution, several members of the Green Mountain Boys lived in Arlington, including Thomas Chittenden, Seth Warner, Samuel Adams and Remember Baker and its not uncommon to still see homes built in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s occupied by full time Arlingtonian’s who are proud to be keepers of such history.
Today, the town still retains a nostalgic look and feel with a population of approx. 2300 residents. Arlington offers a pre-k through 12 school system complete with state champs in their girls and boys soccer programs! Farmers markets, live music, sugar shacks, phenomenal inns, covered bridges, Normal Rockwell homestead and some of the best fly fishing around thanks to the famed Battenkill River that runs through Arlington, are just a few reasons why people choose this town. Nestled between the Green Mountains and the Taconics and convenient to both Bennington and Manchester.