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About Morristown, Vermont

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Lamoille County
Chartered: August 24, 1781 (Vermont Charter)
Area: 32,825 Acres = 51.29 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 24* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 44° 33' W 72°37'
Altitude: 675 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 5,227 [ Population Rank: 24* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 101.9 [ Density Rank: 38* ]
Full Census Info: Town
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*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Morristown's relative position among Vermont's 255 civic entities (9 cities, 242 towns, 4 gores and grants). Complete rankings are here.

Chartered to Moses Morse and 64 associates, including five members of the Morse family. Some say the name derives from the first grantees, "Morristown" being a bit easier on the lips than "Morsestown". Another somewhat more likely possibility centers on the fact that many of the grantees were from New York, and the town was named for the Morris family, of which several members were famous for the roles in colonial government and the establishment of the Republic.

Lewis Morris was a delegate to the Continental Congress, a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a Brigadier General during the Revolution. His brother Richard was a noted jurist, succeeding John Jay as Chief Justice of New York Superior Court. Half-brother Governeur Morris was also a member of the Continental Congress and is generally credited with having designed our decimal coinage system. Although none of these Morrises ever owned land in Vermont, they were well known in the state: both Richard and Lewis worked to gain Vermont admission to the Union, and Lewis' son Richard represented Vermont in Congress.

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 Morristown
Calendar of Events provided by the Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing.

Morristown Historical Society

Covered Bridge (With Google Maps and satellite images):
Click Here for a map of all bridges in Lamoille County.

Contact Info

Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Copley Hospital (Morrisville) 802-888-4231
Town Clerk:  Mary Ann Wilson PO Box 748 Morrisville, VT 05661
 M T Th F 8:30-4:30; W 8:30-12:30

Churches, Ministries, Charitables

United Church of Christ : United Church of Christ
United Methodist : Puffer UMC (Morrisville) 802-888-2248

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").

Cambridge Johnson Hyde Park
Stowe Worcester Elmore


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 Morrisville Water & Light Department 802-888-3348
    Electric Vermont Electric Co-op 800-832-2667
    Telephone Fairpoint 866-984-2001

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