Middlebury

Middlebury

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Population (2000): 8,183

Median Family Income: $37,723

Median Family Housing: $120,200

Municipal Water: Yes

Municipal Sewer: Yes

Town Clerk: Ann Webster

Email: awebster@townofmiddlebury.org

Office Hours: M-Th 7:30 - 5:30

Other Town Official Contact Information

Kathleen Ramsay
Town Manager
kramsay@townofmiddlebury.org
802-388-8100 X200
 
Chris English
Assistant Town Manager 
cenglish@townofmiddlebury.org  
802-388-8100 X222
 
Beth Dow
Executive Secretary
bdow@townofmiddlebury.org
802-388-8100 X202
 
Eric Blair
Town Planner  
eblair@townofmiddlebury.org
802-388-8100 X208
 
Ted Dunakin
Zoning Administrator
tdunakin@townofmiddlebury.org 
802-388-8100 X208
 
Tom Scanlon
Zoning Compliance/Deputy Health Officer/Webmaster
tscanlon@townofmiddlebury.org
802-388-8100 X209

Middlebury Vermont was chartered in 1761 and was settled just after the Revolutionary War. Today, the village is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is home to many shops, businesses and architecturally distinguished churches and public buildings. It is the largest community in the county with a population of approximately 8,200.  

Passing through the heart of the historic village is the Otter Creek, the longest river in Vermont. You can see its powerful waterfall from the Battell Bridge and through the windows of the art gallery that was once a mill. Middlebury hosts the Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History.  In Cannon Park, across from the museum, there is an historic marker commemorating John Deere and his invention of the "the plow that broke the plains." From 1821 to 1825 Deere apprenticed at an area blacksmith shop. Deere then moved to Illinois where he built the world's first steel moldboard plow.  Middlebury is also home to the internationally recognized Middlebury College which has a Performing Arts Center as well as an excellent Museum of Fine Arts.  There is also an extensive sports complex at the college which hosts many nationally ranked and rated sports teams.  For example,  the men’s and women’s hockey teams have each been the NCAA national champions on numerous occasions and are strongly supported by the Middlebury community.

Middlebury and Middlebury College are hosts to numerous events throughout the year.  Annual events include the Vermont Symphony  Concert and Fireworks (www.henrysheldonmuseum.org), the Festival on the Green (www.festivalonthegreen.com), which is a week-long event,  and the After Dark Music Series (www.afterdarkmusicseries.com), which brings some of the best nationally known Folk, Celtic, Blues, and Acoustic performers to the area.  These are but a few of the ongoing events in the area and we invite all to come and enjoy them with us.