Castleton is a picturesque New England town located in Rutland County about 15 miles to the west of Rutland, and about 5 miles east of the New York/Vermont state border. We are a town of over 4,000 friendly and caring people. Castleton hosts one of Vermont's state colleges, Castleton State College. CSC was founded in 1787, and today belongs to the Vermont State College system. Castleton also has many businesses and establishments catering to those people who enjoy a slower pace and finer things in life... 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.