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Town Name: Montgomery

Population: 1,184

Area: 56.7 SQ MILES

Brief History: Granted a charter by the Vermont General Assembly on March 15, 1780, the town was charted in October of 1789 and first settled in the spring of 1793 by Joshua and Nabby Clapp. Their son, Joel, was the first child born in the town. Historically, farming and timber were the main industries in the town.

In 1963, part of Avery's Gore became part of Montgomery, while the remainder became part of Belvidere. Today, named places within the town include Hectorville, Hutchins, Montgomery Center, and Montgomery Village.

General Area Info: The highest point in Montgomery is the 3,786-foot summit of Big Jay, a spur of Jay Peak, in the northeast corner of town.

Attractions: Hazen's Notch State Park, Vermont Salt Cave Spa & Halotherapy Center, Montgomery Center for the Arts

Recreational Activities: Paddling, Hunting, Hiking, Bird Watching, Snowshoeing, Snowmobiling

Fun Facts:

  • Known as Vermont's covered bridge town because its geography required many bridges, and in the 1940s there were 13 covered bridges within the town. Today, there are 6 covered bridges within the town limits, all listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and another that crosses over into Enosburg.
  • Named after the American Revolutionary War hero, General Richard Montgomery.


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  • K-8: Montgomery Elementary School
  • High School: Choice

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