Poultney Vermont Historical Society — 200 Years of Poultney Vermont History

This Week in Poultney History

1771 – First Settlers Arrive

The first settlers, who had come in April, 1771, and built shanties near the present-day main intersection in Poultney, were Ebenezer Allen, a cousin of Ethan, and Thomas Ashley, an Allen in-law.

“A Crease in the Landscape” – Sunday Dec. 7

Unique economic, political and natural forces created conditions that drew people to […]

“Poultney Village” DVD available for Christmas!

The new DVD “A Tour of Two Villages: Poultney Village” is now available […]

The Slate Industry

The slate industry transformed Poultney in the last half of the 19th […]

Poultney Walking and Driving Tours

The Society has won two awards for its historical Audio Walking and […]