Marshfield, Vermont is a town in Washington County, in the Waterbury-Montpelier region. The Independent Republic of Vermont chartered the Town of Marshfield in 1790 and named it for Isaac Marsh, one year before Vermont became the 14th state to join the union.
The Groton State Forest, established in 1919, is located along the town's eastern border. From 1933 until 1941 the Civilian Conservation Corps built park shelters and hiking trails to provide year-round recreational opportunities. The CCC also worked on forestry projects and constructed a permanent road through the forest to the town of Groton.
The old stagecoach road along the Winooski River, known as the River Road, was paved in 1932 between Plainfield and Marshfield and given the designation U. S. Route 2. Automobile travelers vacationed overnight at five private tourist cabin locations along the highway. Electric lines reached local houses and barns in the late 1930s, and in the early 1950s bulk milk tanks were introduced to the dairy farms.
Portions of the 1983 film adaptation of Robert Cormier's novel I Am the Cheese were filmed in Marshfield.
Fall Foliage Festivals may be cancelled this year, but there is still plenty to see and do on our beautiful autumn days. While driving and enjoying the foliage, come visit: RHYTHM OF THE REIN THERAPEUTIC RIDING & DRIVING PROGRAM Visit and feed our therapy horses some well-deserved apples and carrots. This is a socially distancing event – drive in, masked, stay in your car. We will provide sanitization for your hands and treats here. A horse will then come to your car for petting and treats Enter our raffle for a gift basket of Vermont Autumn Gold Goodies (RAIN DATE Sunday September 27TH) We are located at Water Tower Farm, 386 US Route 2, Marshfield, VT Call 802 426–3781 or email email@example.com FMI & directions or to RSVP if you would like but not necessary Check us out online www.rhythmoftherien.org