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About Middlebury, Vermont

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Addison County
Chartered: November 2, 1761 (New Hampshire Grant)
Area: 25,403 Acres = 39.69 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 126* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 44° 01' W 73°10'
Altitude: 370 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 8,496 [ Population Rank: 12* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 214.1 [ Density Rank: 18* ]
Full Census Info: Town
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*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Middlebury's relative position among Vermont's 255 civic entities (9 cities, 242 towns, 4 gores and grants). Complete rankings are here.

John Evarts of Salisbury, Connecticut, representing a group of investors, had sought to acquire two parcels of land. When the grant had been completed and land examined, it was found that there was actually enough land for three towns in those two parcels. The northernmost was named New Haven, for what was then capital of Connecticut and home of one of the investors. The southernmost was named Salisbury for Evarts' home town. The one in the middle was named . . .

Middlebury College was founded in 1800 by Timothy Dwight, then President of Yale and son of the first white child known to have been born on Vermont soil. Its original purpose was to train young men from Vermont and neighboring states for the ministry and other learned professions of the early 19th century. In 1883, it became one of the first formerly all-male schools in New England to admit women.

Middlebury enjoyed boom times when local marble quarries were active, activity which eventually fell victim to more modern quarrying techniques.The historic "Marble Works" is now a thriving restored shopping and business district.

Its central location in the Champlain Valley, the presence of Middlebury College and the historic shopping district with its shops, boutiques and eateries makes Middlebury an attractive place to linger for a while.

Material excerpted or adapted from Esther Munroe Swift's
Vermont Place-Names: Footprints of History
with the author's permission

Activities & Points of Interest

Goings-on in and near Middlebury
Calendar of Events provided by the Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing.

East Middlebury Historical Society

Covered Bridges (With Google Maps and satellite images):
Halpin      Pulp Mill     
Click Here for a map of all bridges in Addison County.

Contact Info

Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Police (non-emergency): 802-388-3191
Hospital: Porter Medical Center (Middlebury) 802-388-7901
Town Clerk:  Ann Webster 94 Main St Middlebury, VT 05753
 M-Th 7:30-5:30

Churches, Ministries, Charitables

Episcopal : St. Stephen 802-388-7200
Jewish : Middlebury College Hillel 802-443-5762
Roman Catholic : Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Unitarian Universalist : Unitarian Universalist Society 802-388-8080
United Church of Christ : The Congregational Church 802-388-7634
United Methodist : Middlebury UMC 802-388-2510


Addison Central Supervisory Union 802-382-1274
Mary Hogan School 802-388-4421
Middlebury Union High School 802-382-1500
Middlebury Union Middle School 802-382-1600
Patricia A. Hannaford Career Center 802-388-3115
St. Mary's Catholic School 802-388-8392

Neighboring Towns

This is a basic geographic reference, intended to show relative location of adjacent towns. Directional accuracy is limited to 16 compass points. There isn't even the slightest suggestion that one can necessarily travel directly from one town to the next (as in "You can't get there from here").

Weybridge New Haven Bristol
Cornwall Ripton

Businesses & Services

Vermont Federal Credit Union


Notes about utilities:

  • One electric or phone company indicates that company serves the entire town. More than one of either indicates each serves different areas of town.
  • A listed cable company MIGHT mean the entire town is covered, but not necessarily. More than one listed indicates each serves different areas of town.
  • Unless your area is one served by Vermont's only gas utility, your only option is bottled gas (any dealer).
    Cable Comcast 800-266-2278
    Electric Green Mountain Power 888-835-4672
    Telephone Fairpoint 866-984-2001

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