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Long Point Road, North Ferrisburgh
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About Ferrisburgh, Vermont
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Addison County
Chartered: June 24, 1762 (New Hampshire Grant)
Area: 39,192 Acres = 61.24 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 8* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 44° 12' W 73°15'
Altitude: 218 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 2,775 [ Population Rank: 66* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 45.3 [ Density Rank: 99* ]
Full Census Info: Town
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*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Ferrisburgh's relative position among Vermont's 255 civic entities (9 cities, 242 towns, 4 gores and grants). Complete rankings are here.

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Granted the same day as neighboring Charlotte and Monkton and nearby Hinesburg to many of the same people. There were far more Ferrisses listed in this grant, though, and Benjamin Ferriss called the first town meeting. Originally Ferrissburg or Ferrisbourg, the extra letters were soon dropped, just as most of the Ferriss family dropped the extra s.

The main village of Ferrisburg got a post office called Ferrisburgh in 1850. In 1892, the h was dropped, as it was most everywhere in the US at the urging of the postal folk. Recent years have seen that spelling coming back into use for the entire town.

Material excerpted or adapted from Esther Munroe Swift's
Vermont Place-Names: Footprints of History
with the author's permission

Activities & Points of Interest
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Goings-on in and near Ferrisburgh
Calendar of Events provided by the Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing.

Button Bay State Park

Kingsland Bay State Park

Rokeby Homestead
Home of Rowland Robinson, father of early Vermont history. The 1784 property served as a stop for runaway slaves traveling the "Underground Railway" prior to the Civil War. The times required law enforcement officials to investigate reports of runaway slaves in the area, and that such "property" be returned to its owners. The sheriff was not a friend of slavery but was conscientious in his duty. On his way to look for runaways he would stop at a local pub for "a pint or two" and make sure his destination and purpose were known. Invariably, he would never find what he was "looking for" at Rokeby. Route 7, just north of Ferrisburgh village

Covered Bridge (With Google Maps and satellite images):
Spade Farm     
Click Here for a map of all bridges in Addison County.

Contact Info
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Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Fletcher-Allen Health Care (Burlington) 802-847-0000
Town Clerk:  Chet Hawkins PO Box 6 Ferrisburgh, VT 05456
 802-877-3429
 M-F 8-4

Churches, Ministries, Charitables
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United Methodist : North Ferrisburg UMC (North Ferrisburgh) 802-425-2770

Schools
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Addison Northwest Supervisory Union 802-877-3332
Ferrisburgh Central School 802-877-3463

Neighboring Towns
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This is a basic geographic reference, intended to show relative location of adjacent towns. Directional accuracy is limited to 16 compass points. There isn't even the slightest suggestion that one can necessarily travel directly from one town to the next (as in "You can't get there from here").

Charlotte
Ferrisburgh
Lake Champlain Monkton
Panton Vergennes Waltham

Utilities
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Notes about utilities:

  • One electric or phone company indicates that company serves the entire town. More than one of either indicates each serves different areas of town.
  • A listed cable company MIGHT mean the entire town is covered, but not necessarily. More than one listed indicates each serves different areas of town.
  • Unless your area is one served by Vermont's only gas utility, your only option is bottled gas (any dealer).
    Cable Comcast 800-266-2278
    Electric Green Mountain Power 888-835-4672
    Telephone Fairpoint 866-984-2001
    Telephone Waitsfield & Champlain Valley Telecom 802-496-3391

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