Royalton is a town in Windsor County, of the "Eastern Vermont Gateway" region, and includes the villages of Royalton, South Royalton, and North Royalton. Vermont Law School, the state's only accredited law school, is located in South Royalton.
The first New York Patent covering land in what is now Vermont which had not already been granted by New Hampshire. The town was chartered in 1769 by Cadwallader Colden, Royal Lieutenant Governor of New York, and re-chartered by the Independent Republic of Vermont in 1781.
Some notable people of the area include: Frederick Billings, a lawyer, financier & railroad president; Albert Carrington, a religious leader; Salmon P. Chase, a senator, governor, treasury secretary & chief justice; Jacob Collamer, a congressman, postmaster general & senator; Dudley Chase Denison, a congressman; Charles Durkee, a senator; Lemuel W. Joiner, a Wisconsin politician; Truman Henry Safford, an American calculating prodigy; and William Smith, a religious leader in the Latter Day Saint movement.