Charlotte Vermont is located on Route 7 in the "Lake Champlain Valley" region of the state, about 15 minutes south of Burlington and 15 minutes north of Vergennes.
The town was named for Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, wife of King George III, and is home to Mt. Philo & Vermont's oldest state park. Created in 1924, Mt. Philo State Park overlooks the Lake Champlain Valley with views of the Adirondack Mountains of New York, and the Green Mountains of Vermont. A small camping area, with about 10 sites, is located at the top of the mountain. Charlotte is also home to one of the oldest still functioning ferry crossings in America, with service to Essex, NY.
Some noted residents of Charlotte include: Melvin Kaplan, oboist & founder of the Vermont Mozart Festival; Dan Kiley, landscape architect; Cyrus Pringle, botanist; and Caroline A. Yale, famed educator for the deaf.