About Montgomery, Vermont

Active Notices
  • Notice Notice Town Office Closures

    The Town Offices will be closed Monday, July 4th in observance of Independence Day and July 5-8th for summer break. The 4th of July parade begins at noon, with a chicken BBQ to follow at the Recreation Center from 1pm-3pm with live music. If you wish to be in the parade, please arrive at St. Isidores Church before 11:30.

  • Notice Notice Hearing Notice: Amin & Cummings

    The DRB will hold a public hearing on July 14th.

  • Notice Notice Survey: ARPA Funding

    Montgomery is slated to receive $360k in the next two years. How should we spend it? Take the community survey.

History

Montgomery is known as “Vermont’s covered bridge town.”

Why? Its unique geography required many bridges, and as recently as the 1940s there were thirteen covered bridges within the town’s limits. Today there are six covered bridges within town limits, and one which straddles the town line with Enosburg — the most of any town in the country.

People & Milestones
  • Named after the American Revolutionary War hero General Richard Montgomery.
  • Granted by the legislature on March 15th, 1780.
  • Chartered October 8th, 1789.
  • First settled in the Spring of 1793 by Joshua and Nabby Clapp.
  • The first child to be born was Joel Clapp in September of 1793.
  • Its first town government and cemetery founded in 1802.
  • The first post office was built in 1803.
  • The first church was erected in 1835.

Location & Maps

Montgomery’s heritage was firmly rooted in farming and the timber industry. Today it is a diverse community with several farms, many small businesses, artists, craftspeople, and a lively citizenry comprised of a mix of full-time and vacation residents. It is an all season recreation destination.

Data

Census & Demographics

Available via the Census Bureau’s data tool.

Voting History

Recent elections data is searchable using the state’s official data tool. A small archive of unofficial local election results is also available.

Website Archive

A previous version of the official municipal website has been archived. It is no longer actively maintained. View the archive.

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