Town Name: Cabot
Area: 38.5 SQ MILES
Brief History: The town was named after Sophia Cabot, the intended bride of Lyman Hitchcock, who became Cabot's first town clerk in 1788. The town's first settler was Benjamin Webster, uncle of Daniel Webster, who built a log cabin on the Bayley-Hazen Road. As more settlers came to town, potatoes were raised in abundance, but there was no market close by. Hanson Rogers built the first of many distilleries, and the potatoes were made into whiskey. Whiskey was shipped to Boston and Portland. After the start of the war of 1812, a new market opened, and whiskey was smuggled across the border into Canada.
General Area Info: The town contains the unincorporated villages of Cabot Village, Cabot Plains, South Cabot, East Cabot, Molly's Pond, and Lower Cabot. It is home to several dairy farms and the Cabot Creamery, which is well known for its cheese and other dairy products. Molly's Falls Pond State Park consists of 1,064 acres and includes the 411-acre reservoir.
Attractions: Cabot Creamery, The Den at Harry's Hardware, Cabot Community Theater, Cabot Rink, Cabot Trails Network, Cross Vermont Trail, Molly's Falls Pond
Recreational Activities: Snowmobiling, Ice Skating, Hiking, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Biking, Fishing, Boating
- The original Cabot village creamery was built in 1893 by F.A. Messer and started producing butter. A group of 94 farmers bought the creamery in 1919 and established the Cabot Farmers Creamery Co., Inc. Cheesemaking began in 1930.
- At one time there were 14 school districts in the town.
- K-8: Cabot School
- High School: Cabot School
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