Cabot, Vermont is a town located in the northeast corner of Washington County, and contains the unincorporated villages of Cabot Village, Cabot Plains, South Cabot, East Cabot, Molly's Pond, and Lower Cabot. The town has also been part of the Vermont counties of Cumberland, Orange, and Caledonia.
Cabot is the only known town in Vermont to have been named as a result of a romantic attachment. Major Lyman Hitchcock of Connecticut and Miss Sophia Cabot fell in love while Lyman was still in the Continental Army. When Lyman got in on a Vermont grant where he was the next-to-largest land buyer, the town agreed to let him name it for his fiancee.
Some notable residents of Cabot, Vermont include: Zerah Colburn, math prodigy; and Peter Gray, psychologist, professor, and textbook author.
The Moonshells are a Connecticut based trio featuring Brain Slattery, Maggie Shar and Laura Murawski. Grounded in the Appalachian fiddle tradition, drawing on Louisiana, West Africa, and Eastern Europe, they create a fusion of traditional oldtime stringband music with deep rhythms and joyful songwriting. Fresh off the release of the band's first two albums—Seaside Asylum, an album of original songs and tunes, and Screech Plank, an album of traditional fiddle tunes done in neo-traditional style—the Moon Shells are embarking on a series of shows that will take them across New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Vermont throughout October. Oldtime Banjo and Fiddle workshops Saturday, October 26th at 4pm