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Middlebury, Vermont


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.

 

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Quick Facts About Middlebury

County: Addison
Latitude / Longitude: 44.01 N / 73.16 W
Zip Code(s): 05753
Chartered: 1761
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."

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Nearby Cities and Towns:

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)






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