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Town Name: Eden

Population: 1,338

Area: 64.3 SQ MILES

Brief History: In August 1781, a charter was issued by Governor Thomas Chittenden to 72 Green Mountain Boys who fought in the Revolutionary War. The original grant was for 36 square miles. The town was not settled until after 1800. With the annexation of a portion of Belvidere in the early 1800s, Eden became one of the largest towns in the state by area.

General Area Info: The town consists of Eden and Eden Mills, with the Gihon River running through the center. Of the town's 64.3 square miles, 15.9 square miles are conserved land. Lake Eden's crystal-clear water covers 186 acres.

Attractions: The Long Trail, Babcock Nature Preserve, Lake Eden, Eden Notch, Vermont International Museum of Contemporary Art + Design, Eden Forest

Recreational Activities: Hiking, Camping, Fishing, Swimming, Boating, Snowmobiling, Bird Watching

Fun Facts:

  • The Long Trail passes through the town on the crest of the Green Mountains.
  • The hope was that the town would become a “Garden of Eden” to the Green Mountain Boys who were issued the town charter.


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  • K-6: Eden Center School
  • Grades 7-8: Lamoille Union Middle School
  • High School: Lamoille Union High School

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