Rupert is a rural community that is characterized by both fertile agricultural valleys and forested mountains. The population of the Town grew rapidly following early settlements along the Mettawee River in East Rupert and White Creek in West Rupert. A number of historic buildings remain in East Rupert and in the hamlets of Rupert and West Rupert. The Rupert Historical Society maintains artifacts and exhibits in the old Rupert School and Meeting House building. In addition to this collection of historic structures, the Town's cemeteries reveal much about... more
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Passing near the western border of Vermont, the Stone Valley Byway (Route 30) extends from
Manchester in Bennington County to Castleton in Rutland County. It extends along the shoreline
of beautiful lakes, traverses verdant pastures, and provides accessibility to outdoor recreation
and historic village centers. The marble and slate quarries and mills that were scattered about
the hillsides and along the highway shaped much of the development in the area and remain
important today, either as active economic assets or as important historic and recreational sites.
The Byway is also known as the Seth Warner Memorial Highway. On the night of July 4, 1777,
when Ticonderoga was evacuated, the main body of the American army took the road leading
through Hubbardton and Castleton, north of the Byway. The rearguard at Castleton was placed
under the command of Warner, who was attacked by General Simon Frazer and compelled to
retreat after a severe engagement.