Bennington county. The people of this town are favored with mountain air and with crystal streams which even the Bostonians might relish. Shettarack and Bald mountains are in the N.W. part of the town; Spruce and Equinox are in the N.E.; Red mountain is in the S.E. and Swearing hill in the S.W. Between these elevations is some good land, which produces grass and grain; and which, with the mountain browse, affords feed for more than 7,000 sheep. Sandgate was chartered in 1761. It is 20 miles N. from Bennington and 31 S. by W. from Rutland. Population, 1830, 933.