Brattleboro brătˈəlbûrˌə [key], town (2020 pop. 12,184), Windham co., SE Vt., on the Connecticut River; chartered 1753. It grew from Fort Dummer, established in 1724. Once an artists' colony, Brattleboro has become a sports center and resort town. Once the site of the Estey Organ manufacturing company, there remains some light manufacturing in the area. North of Brattleboro, in Dummerston, is “Naulakha,” where Rudyard Kipling lived (1893–96).

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