Town of Dresden

Location: Hanover,NH
Tag(s): Early Settlement
Historical Category: Government History
Video Date: 3/3/22

Between 1778-1779, the area of Hanover, NH among others along the Connecticut River seceded from that state and became a part of the Republic of Vermont, known as Dresden. Since Dartmouth College was situated in the town, it became the first official Vermont State University and had the first official Vermont state printing press.

This Place in History is produced in partnership by Local 22 & Local 44 ( and the Vermont Historical Society.

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