TOWN OF West Rutland

Land of Marble

Chartered in 1761, West Rutland found its place on the map when high-quality white marble — and lots of it — was discovered in the 1830s. Since the end of the marble industrial era, it's history has been kept alive at The Carving Studio and Sculpture Center, and by protecting the West Rutland Marsh. Rare bird species have made a home here, created by sand discarded by the marble industry. Birders, hikers, and history buffs make their way to West Rutland to experience Vermont’s storied landscape.