The New International Encyclopædia/Brattleboro
BRATTLEBORO, brăt′t’l-bŭr′ṓ. A village, in a town of the same name, in Windham County, Vt., on the Connecticut River, 60 miles north of Springfield, Mass., and on the Boston and Maine and the Central Vermont railroads (Map: Vermont, D 10). It has a picturesque site, and contains a fine public library and the State Asylum for the Insane. The principal manufactures include children's carriages and toys, and organs, the factory of the Estey Organ Company being located here. Brattleboro was chartered in 1713 and derives its name from William Brattle of Massachusetts, one of the original grantees. Population, in 1890, 5467; in 1900, 5297. Consult Burnham, Brattleboro (Vt.): Early History with Biographical Sketches (Brattleboro, 1880).