THE TOWN OF MORRISTOWN, VERMONT (05661)
Chartered: August 24, 1781 (Vermont Charter)
Area: 32,825 Acres = 51.29 Square Miles [Size Rank: 24*]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 44° 33′ W 72°37′
Altitude: 675 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 5,227 [Population Rank: 24*]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 100.2 [Density Rank: 38*]
Government: Select Board & Town Meeting
Public Schools: Lamoille North Supervisory Union, Morristown Elementary, People’s Academy Middle School & People’s Academy High School.
*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Morristown’s relative position among Vermont’s 255 civic entities (9 cities, 242 towns, 4 gores and grants).
ABOUT MORRISTOWN, VERMONT – Estimated 2010 Population is 5,227:
Morristown is situated in a lovely valley along the winding Lamoille River and nestled among the mountain ranges of the Worcester and the Green Mountains. The famous Long Trail traverses the mountain ranges located here. The Lamoille River flows through the town, first settled by Jacob Walker in 1790. Morristown’s land mass covers 34,176 acres or 50 square miles and the population is over 5,000 people. The town is located 45 miles northeast of Burlington, Vermont’s largest city; 30 miles northwest of Montpelier, the State Capital; and 10 miles north of Stowe, the Ski Capital of the East. Mount Mansfield, Vermont’s highest peak lies in the northwest side in the town of Stowe. The presence of the river and topography meant that sawmills played an important part in the town’s early development, and although lumber and wood products still provide sources of income for residents, they no longer are key to the town’s economy. Nowadays, a rich diversity of business and commerce thrives there, as well as agriculture.
The Lamoille Valley Region is Vermont’s fastest-growing area. And it’s no wonder. Here, at the junction of U.S. Routes 15 (which runs east and west) and 100 (running north and south), is staggering natural beauty, a thriving economy and easy access to Interstate 89 (30 minutes away), not to mention easy access to two of Vermont’s best known ski areas — Stowe and Smugglers’ Notch!
The town of Morristown includes the incorporated village of Morrisville (a Vermont designated historic downtown), and is located northeast of the resort village of Stowe, Vermont. A confederate bell, which escaped being melted and made into cannon balls, hangs in , and is located northeast of the resort village of Stowe, Vermont. A confederate bell, which escaped being melted and made into cannon balls, hangs in the Morristown Advent Church. The town is home to wholesale merchants and manufacturers such as NAPA Auto Parts, Sanel Auto Parts, Sterling Memorials, Decart, Inc., Hearthstone Stoves, Elfin Hugs of Vermont and Vt. Fleece Company, to name a few… Morrisville is also home to the News & Citizen weekly newspaper and the Morrisville-Stowe State Airport.
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