Middlebury Vermont, settled after the Revolutionary War, is the largest community in Addison County and listed on the National Register of Historic Places. John Deere, inventor of the world's first steel moldboard plow, apprenticed at a blacksmith's shop in Middlebury, and there is a historic marker commemorating his achievement. Middlebury is home to the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History and the internationally recognized Middlebury College, as well as Otter Creek, the longest river in Vermont.
In 2010, Yankee Magazine, listed several Vermont towns in their slideshow of "Top 25 Foliage Towns in New England," including Middlebury, Vermont!
Middlebury and Middlebury College host many events throughout the year, include the Vermont Symphony Orchestra Pops Concert and Fireworks, the week-long Festival on the Green, and the After Dark Music Series, bringing some of the best known Folk, Celtic, Blues, and Acoustic performers to the area.
Latitude / Longitude: 44.01 N / 73.16 W
Zip Code(s): 05753
Population (2010): 6,588
Elevation: 366 feet | Land Area: 13.9 miles
Town Clerk: 802-388-8100
Hospitals: Porter Medical Center, Fletcher Allen Hospital (35 miles N); Rutland Regional Medical Center (34 miles S)
Major Airports: Burlington International Airport (36 miles N), Rutland Southern Vermont Regional Airport (39 miles S)
Nearest Amtrak Station: Port Henry, NY (24 miles W); Fort Ticonderoga, NY (18 miles SW)
|Colleges/Universities: Middlebury College, and a branch of the Community College of Vermont.||Top Employers: Middlebury College|
|Tourist Attractions: Middlebury College, Henry Sheldon Museum, Otter Creek Brewing. Nearby: Button Bay State Park (20 miles NW), Kingsland Bay State Park (19 miles NW), Rokeby Museum (16 miles N), Branbury State Park (10.5 miles SE)||Birthplace of: Gabriel Mann (born 1972), actor & former model; Patricia Ross (born 1959), cross country skier; Patty Sheehan (born 1956), professional golfer.|
Fun Fact: A shot of the Waybury Inn in East Middlebury was used in the opening of the TV series "Newhart."
Region 6: Mid Vermont | Weybridge (1.9 miles NW) | New Haven (2.6 miles N) | Bristol (3.0 miles NE) | Ripton (2.8 miles SE) | Salisbury (2.7 miles SE) | Cornwall (2.1 miles SW) | Bridport (3.1 miles W)
Two Hilarious Comedies Lighten the Darkness of Winter Middlebury, VT - 13 January 2016 - Brighten the gloom and cold of February with two of the funniest one-act comedies ever written! The Middlebury Community Players presents Peter Shaffer's Black Comedy and Tom Stoppard's The Real Inspector Hound at the Town Hall Theater, Middlebury, Vermont from February 11 to 14. Thursday through Saturday shows are at 8:00, with a 2:00 matinee on Sunday the 14th. Tickets are $12 for the Thursday show, $17 for all other performances, and can be purchased at the box office, (802) 382-9222, or online at www.townhalltheater.org. Black Comedy, Shaffer's (Equus, Amadeus) brilliant take on classic farce, is the riotous story of the most important meeting of Brindsley Miller's career. A struggling sculptor, he finally has the chance to show his works to the world's wealthiest man. But moments before the billionaire's arrival, a power outage plunges the neighborhood into total darkness. (We, of course, can see everything.) Throw in surprise visits from the spinster upstairs and the antique dealer next door, the unexpected arrival of his fiancee's disapproving father, and his mischievous ex-fiancee's arriving with a determination to reenter his life, and suddenly the apartment is filled with schemes, mis-identifications, and near-misses as the characters grope their way, unseeing, toward catastrophe. The Real Inspector Hound is Tom Stoppard's (Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, Jumpers, Travesties) hysterical parody of the English drawing room murder mystery. Two critics watching and commenting on the premiere of a new play find themselves inexplicably drawn into the story, forced to become characters in a mystery where the stakes prove to be deadly. Bordering on the surreal, Hound combines ingenious plotting with Stoppard's trademark wit and verbal legerdemain. Hound is directed by Trent Campbell and Black Comedy by Kate Tilton, and feature talented local actors. Come join us in February for an evening of hilarious misadventures and quality theater.