Settled in 1753, Putney remains to this day a lively rural community where travelers are welcome, where writers, artists and crafts people have traditionally found inspiration and support. If you’re looking for town information check the municipal information pages, and for historical information look at the historical pages.
Putney is a great place to live, play, grow and learn, and a nice place to work. Innovative schools have flourished here, the arts have found a home here; our artisans produce some of Vermont’s most beautiful crafts. Sacketts Brook (with it’s stone arch bridge), once turned a dozen water wheels on its boisterous descent to the Connecticut River, flows right through the heart of the village where now you’ll find an small and eclectic collection of shops, restaurants, the Putney General store, Basketville, the Putney COOP and more. From there, Putney’s back roads lead to unspoiled country made for hiking, biking, perhaps a dip in the many swimming holes. We invite you to explore this site with links to many of our local crafts people, the Putney Craft Tour, the Local Food / local farm directory and more.