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St. Johnsbury, Vermont


Located in the "Northeast Kingdom" just 45 minutes from the Canadian border, St. Johnsbury combines an energetic business district with a rich cultural life, year-round recreational opportunities, and beautiful historical buildings. Saint Johnsbury, is the largest town in northeastern Vermont, conveniently located at the intersection of I-93 & I-91, and has been named by as the #1 Small Town for Adventure by National Geographic.

 

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Quick Facts About St. Johnsbury

County: Caledonia
Latitude / Longitude: 44.42 N / 72.02 W
Zip Code(s): 05819
Chartered: 1786
Population (2010): 6,193
Elevation: 588 feet | Land Area: 13.0 miles
 
Town Clerk: 802-748-4331
Nicknames: Gateway to the Northeast
Hospitals: Northeast Vermont Regional Hospital
Nearest Major Airports: Burlington International Airport (73 miles W)
Nearest Amtrak: Montpelier (39 miles SW)
Colleges/Universities: a branch of the Community College of Vermont. Nearby: Lyndon State College (9 miles N) Tourist Attractions: Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium, Saint Johnsbury Athenaeum, Moose River Campground, Catamount Film & Arts Center, Maple Grove Farms of Vermont, St Johnsbury Historic District, The Stephen Huneck Gallery on Dog Mountain, Saint Johnsbury Country Club. Nearby: Burke Mountain, Kingdom Trails
Birthplace of: Chris Hedges (born 1956), journalist & author; Albert W. Barney (1920-2010), Vermont Supreme Court Chief Justice; Graham S. Newell (1915-2008), Vermont state senator; Franklin Fairbanks (1828-1895), businessman, philanthropist, & co-founder of Winter Park & Rollins College; Charles Hosmer Morse (1833-1921), businessman & co-founder of Winter Park & Rollins College; Bob Smith aka Doctor Bob (1879-1950), co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous.

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Nearby Cities and Towns:

Region 3: Northeast Kingdom | Danville (2.5 miles W) | Barnet (2.9 miles SW) | Waterford (2.3 miles SE) | Concord (2.9 miles E) | Kirby (2.8 miles NE) | Lyndonville (2.8 miles N) | Lyndon (2.8 miles N)






Vermont Events in September

John Whitenight Presentation 9/17/15 - 9/17/15
The Fairbanks Museum and Passumpsic Naturalists bring you John Whitenight presenting his research on collecting during the Victorian Era called "At Home with Nature, Natural History and the 19th Century Interior". Social commentary of the times enriches the exploration of these beautiful art objects. Experience the lightheartedness and whimsy to be found in the decorative arts created from 1837 to 1901 and preserved under these domes. John Whitenight, while always a passionate collector of Victoriana, began collecting glass domes in 1973. He has been researching the “why and wherefore of these lovely domed items” ever since. His book "Under Glass" will be available for signing.


At Home with Nature, Natural History and the 19th Century Interior 9/17/15 - 9/17/15
The Fairbanks Museum and Passumpsic Naturalists bring you John Whitenight presenting his research on collecting during the Victorian Era called "At Home with Nature, Natural History and the 19th Century Interior". Social commentary of the times enriches the exploration of these beautiful art objects. Experience the lightheartedness and whimsy to be found in the decorative arts created from 1837 to 1901 and preserved under these domes. John Whitenight, while always a passionate collector of Victoriana, began collecting glass domes in 1973. He has been researching the “why and wherefore of these lovely domed items” ever since. His book "Under Glass" will be available for signing. www.fairbanksmuseum.org www.underglassavictorianobsession.com/


Smithsonian Museum Day Live! 9/26/15 - 9/26/15
In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission everyday, Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket… for free. The Fairbanks Museum is once again proud to be a part of this event. Guests must register and print their voucher on the Smithsonian Magazine website and bring it with them before coming into the Museum. Planetarium admission is not included.


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