Rutland is a city in Vermont, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a total population of 16,495. Rutland is located approximately 65 miles (105 km) north of Massachusetts and 20 miles (32 km) east of New York state. Rutland is the third largest city in Vermont.
It began on Otter Creek in the early 19th century as a small hamlet called Mill Village in Rutland, the surrounding town named by Governor Benning Wentworth in 1761 after John Manners, 3rd Duke of Rutland. In the early 19th century, small high-quality marble deposits were discovered in Rutland, and in the 1830s a large deposit of nearly solid marble was found in what is now West Rutland. By the 1840s, small firms had begun excavations, but marble quarries proved profitable only after the railroad arrived in 1851. At the same time, the famous quarries of Carrara in Tuscany, Italy, grew largely unworkable because of their extreme depth, allowing Rutland to become one of the world’s leading marble producers.
This fueled enough growth and investment that in 1886 the center of town incorporated as Rutland village. Most of the town was split off as West Rutland and Proctor, which contained the bulk of the marble quarries. Rutland City was incorporated as Vermont’s third city on November 18, 1892. The new city’s first mayor was John A. Mead, who served only one term in 1893.
Norman Rockwell Museum – The Norma Rockwell Museum has the biggest collection in the world of Normal Rockwell including lovely paintings like “the Saturday evening post” and “four freedoms” and the best of American illustrations.
Diamonds Run Mall – Between the beautiful green mountains, Diamond Run Mall is the shopping jewel of Rutland. Experience the joys and comforts of shopping, dining and playing in a place where you feel right at home
Restaurants & Bars
Roots – Roots is a restaurant that wants to create delicious food from fresh, local ingredients. Vermont offers an agricultural bounty of flavor, produces meat, dairy, and other food products that are staples on the menu.
Mapple sugar spice – Sugar and Spice sits on part of the old Ripley estate where for many years Brigadier General Edward H. Ripley and his descendants spent many hours and days making maple syrup, candy and cheese.
Table 24 – they prepare selected specialties on a wood-fired grill and rotisserie to create unique flavors of the region. They invite to experience fresh food in the beautiful restaurant or a relaxing time in the bar and lounge area.
|Windham Hill Inn | Castle Hill Resort & Spa | Woodstock Inn & Resort | Twin Farms | Old Tavern at Grafton|
Charming, luxury four-season resort hotels, with breathtaking sceneries and unspoiled rural character serve as the perfect backdrop for New England’s finest cultural and sporting activities. They all offer modern amenities and services within a quintessential Vermont setting, providing the ideal destination for a family vacation, romantic getaway, corporate meeting or special event.
Interior Home Design
Ruxana’s home interiors – The purple Chadelier
Ruxana’s home interiors and the purple chandelier are two brands of home interior designers and design lovers, they run on blogs, updated almost every week seeking to show everyone their work.
Design Matters Vermont – Design Matters offers furniture, lighting, area rugs, shades and blinds, fabric and much more from more than 150 vendors to ensure that we can match the very specific needs and desires
Antique Mansion B&B – Antique Mansion B & B is a charming bed and breakfast operating in the historic Proctor-Clement House. Perfect for couples, family reunions or small groups, the mansion offerrs the choice of a room or a suite.
Chaffee Art Center
The Chaffee Art Center is a dynamic regional arts leader with a heritage of reaching out, committed to developing the arts in the community.