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Craftsbury, Vermont



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Craftsbury Vermont is a town in Orleans County, northeast of Stowe and Morrisville, in the beautiful and scenic "Northeast Kingdom" of Vermont, an area that National Geographic selected as part of their geotourism program for sustainable destinations. The town includes the four unincorporated villages of Craftsbury Common, Mill Village, North Craftsbury and East Craftsbury. The name of the town was changed from Mindon to Craftsbury, after the town's founder, Ebenezer Crafts.

Craftsbury is on a plateau on the Catamount Trail, and has many hills & valleys. The Craftsbury Chamber Players have offered summer performances since 1966. Alfred Hitchcock shot the scenery for his 1955 movie The Trouble with Harry in Craftsbury.

Some notable people from Craftsbury include: Samuel C. Crafts, Vermont governor, U.S. Congressman & U.S. senator, and son of the town's founder; composer Edwin Eugene Bagley; and Bill "The Spaceman" Lee, pitcher for the Boston Red Sox (1969–1978) and Montreal Expos (1979–1982).

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