Shaftsbury, Vermont

Southern Vermont Green Mountains Southern Windsor County Eastern Vermont Gateway Crossroads of Vermont Mid Vermont Central Vermont Lake Champlain Valley Northeast Kingdom Stowe-Smugglers Notch Islands and Farms

Shaftsbury is a town located in Bennington County, of the "Green Mountains" region of Vermont. The town was chartered on August 20, 1761 and was named for Anthony Ashley-Cooper, the Fourth Earl of Shaftesbury.

In June 1843, escaped slaves hid at a Shaftsbury farm, in the first recorded instance in Vermont of the Underground Railroad.

Some notable people from the area include: Irving Adler, author, mathematician, scientist, & educator; Robert Frost, poet; Jonas Galusha, governor of Vermont; and Jacob M. Howard, senator from Michigan.

Map of Shaftsbury VT | Shaftsbury VT Weather

Featured Promotions

RE-MAX Four Seasons
Shaftsbury, VT - RE/MAX Four Seasons is part of the #1 real estate franchise. Their dedicated team will bring their knowledge of real estate in Shaftsbury and the surrounding area, combined with RE/MAX's state of the art technology, to help you buy or sell your home.

Vermont Events in October

There are no events to display.

view all events | suggest an event

Vermont.com Recommends