Fair Haven is a town in Rutland County, of the "Crossroads of Vermont" region, located at the junction of US Routes 4 & 22A, and is noted for its Victorian architecture, considered some of the finest in the state. The census-designated place (CDP) of Fair Haven is located within the town.
The Fair Haven Green is fairly large compared to other town greens and has sitting benches, a fountain in the center of the green, and a gazebo at the south end of the green. The gazebo is used for musical performances during most town-wide gatherings or celebrations, along with weekly concerts on Thursday nights during the summer. Some of the town gatherings on the Fair Haven Green are Applefest, Spring Fling, National Night Out, The Lumberjack Show and a small week-long carnival during the summer.
Some notable people of the area include: Erik Barnouw, an historian of radio & television broadcasting; Chittenden Lyon, a congressman from Kentucky; Matthew Lyon, a printer, farmer, soldier, founder of Fair Haven, & a congressman; Benjamin F. H. Witherell, a jurist; and James Witherell, a congressman.