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There are fourteen counties in the U.S. state of Vermont. These counties together contain 255 political units, or places, including 237 towns, 9 cities, 5 unincorporated areas, and 4 gores. Each county has a county seat, known in Vermont as shire town. In 1777, Vermont had two counties. The western side of the state was called Bennington County and the eastern was called Cumberland County.[1] In 1781 Cumberland County was broken up into three counties in Vermont, plus Washington County, which eventually became part of New Hampshire. Today's Washington County was known as Jefferson County until 1814. Essex County, Orleans County, and Caledonia County are commonly referred to as the Northeast Kingdom.

The FIPS county code is the five-digit Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code which uniquely identifies counties and county equivalents in the United States. The three-digit number is unique to each individual county within a state, but to be unique within the entire United States, it must be prefixed by the state code. This means that, for example, while Addison County, Vermont is 001, Belknap County, New Hampshire and Alachua County, Florida are also 001. To uniquely identify Addison County, Vermont, one must use the state code of 05 plus the county code of 001; therefore, the unique nationwide identifier for Addison County, Vermont is 05001. The links in the column FIPS County Code are to the Census Bureau Info page for that county.[2]

Contents

List

County FIPS Code
[2]
Shire Town
[3]
Created
[3]
Formed from
[1]
Etymology
[4]
Population
[3][5]
Area
[3][5]
Map
Addison County 001 Middlebury 1785 Part of Rutland County. Joseph Addison (1672–1719), an English politician and writer. &0000000000035974.00000035,974 &0000000000000770.000000770 sq mi
(1,995 km²)
State map highlighting Addison County
Bennington County 003 Bennington 1779 One of the original two counties. Benning Wentworth (1696–1770), the colonial governor of New Hampshire (1741–1766). &0000000000036994.00000036,994 &0000000000000676.000000676 sq mi
(&0000000000001751.0000001,751 km 2)
State map highlighting Bennington County
Caledonia County 005 St. Johnsbury 1792 Part of Orange County. Latin name for Scotland. &0000000000029702.00000029,702 &0000000000000651.000000651 sq mi
(&0000000000001686.0000001,686 km 2)
State map highlighting Caledonia County
Chittenden County 007 Burlington 1787 Part of Addison County. Thomas Chittenden (1730–1797), first governor of Vermont (1791–1797). &0000000000146571.000000146,571 &0000000000000539.000000539 sq mi
(&0000000000001396.0000001,396 km 2)
State map highlighting Chittenden County
Essex County 009 Guildhall 1792 Part of Orange County. Essex, a county in England. &0000000000006459.0000006,459 &0000000000000665.000000665 sq mi
(&0000000000001722.0000001,722 km 2)
State map highlighting Essex County
Franklin County 011 St. Albans (city) 1792 Part of Chittenden County. Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790), one of the most critical Founding Fathers of the United States. &0000000000045417.00000045,417 &0000000000000637.000000637 sq mi
(&0000000000001650.0000001,650 km 2)
State map highlighting Franklin County
Grand Isle County 013 North Hero 1802 Part of Chittenden County and Franklin County. Largest island in Lake Champlain. &0000000000006901.0000006,901 &0000000000000083.00000083 sq mi
(&0000000000000215.000000215 km 2)
State map highlighting Grand Isle County
Lamoille County 015 Hyde Park 1835 Parts of Chittenden County, Franklin County, Orleans County and Washington County. La Mouelle (meaning the seagull), named by French explorer Samuel de Champlain (~1570–1635). &0000000000023233.00000023,233 &0000000000000461.000000461 sq mi
(&0000000000001194.0000001,194 km 2)
State map highlighting Lamoille County
Orange County 017 Chelsea 1781 Part of Cumberland County. William of Orange (1650–1702), Prince of Orange. &0000000000028226.00000028,226 &0000000000000689.000000689 sq mi
(&0000000000001785.0000001,785 km 2)
State map highlighting Orange County
Orleans County 019 Newport 1792 Part of Chittenden County and Orange County. City of Orléans, France. &0000000000026277.00000026,277 &0000000000000697.000000697 sq mi
(&0000000000001805.0000001,805 km 2)
State map highlighting Orleans County
Rutland County 021 Rutland (city) 1781 Part of Bennington County. Town of Rutland, Massachusetts. &0000000000063400.00000063,400 &0000000000000932.000000932 sq mi
(&0000000000002414.0000002,414 km 2)
State map highlighting Rutland County
Washington County 023 Montpelier 1810 Parts of Orange County, Caledonia County, and Chittenden County. George Washington (1732–1799), first President of the United States (1789–1797). &0000000000058039.00000058,039 &0000000000000690.000000690 sq mi
(&0000000000001787.0000001,787 km 2)
State map highlighting Washington County
Windham County 025 Newfane 1779[a]
(as Cumberland County)
(renamed 1781)
One of the original two counties. Town of Windham, Connecticut. &0000000000044216.00000044,216 &0000000000000789.000000789 sq mi
(&0000000000002044.0000002,044 km 2)
State map highlighting Windham County
Windsor County 027 Woodstock 1781 Part of Cumberland County. Town of Windsor, Connecticut. &0000000000057418.00000057,418 &0000000000000971.000000971 sq mi
(&0000000000002515.0000002,515 km 2)
State map highlighting Windsor County

Notes

  • a  There are several sources that state the formation year for Windham County is 1781 and that Cumberland County was dissolved rather than renamed.[6]

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References

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Vermont counties map.

This is a list of the fourteen counties in the U.S. state of Vermont. These countries together contain 255 political units, or "places", including 237 towns, 9 cities, 5 unincorporated areas, and 4 gores. Each county has a county seat, known in Vermont as shire town. In 1777, Vermont had two counties. The western side of the state was called Bennington County and the eastern was called Cumberland County.[1] In 1781 Cumberland County was broken up into three counties in Vermont, plus Washington County, which eventually became part of New Hampshire. Today's Washington County was known as Jefferson County until 1814. Essex County, Orleans County, and Caledonia County are commonly referred to as the Northeast Kingdom.

The FIPS county code is the five-digit Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) code which uniquely identifies counties and county equivalents in the United States. The three-digit number is unique to each individual county within a state, but to be unique within the entire United States, it must be prefixed by the state code. This means that, for example, while Addison County, Vermont is 001, Belknap County, New Hampshire and Alachua County, Florida are also 001. To uniquely identify Addison County, Vermont, one must use the state code of 50 plus the county code of 001; therefore, the unique nationwide identifier for Addison County, Vermont is 50001. The links in the column FIPS County Code are to the Census Bureau Info page for that county.[2]

List

County FIPS Code
[2]
Shire Town
[3]
Created
[3]
Formed from
[1]
Etymology
[4]
Population
[3][5]
Area
[3][5]
Map
Addison County 001 Middlebury 1785 Part of Rutland County. Joseph Addison (1672–1719), an English politician and writer. &&&&&&&&&&035974.&&&&&035,974 &&&&&&&&&&&&0770.&&&&&0770 mi²
(1,995 km²)
State map highlighting Addison County
Bennington County 003 Bennington 1779 One of the original two counties. Benning Wentworth (1696–1770), the colonial governor of New Hampshire (1741–1766). &&&&&&&&&&036994.&&&&&036,994 &&&&&&&&&&&&0676.&&&&&0676 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01751.&&&&&01,751 km²)
State map highlighting Bennington County
Caledonia County 005 St. Johnsbury 1792 Part of Orange County. Latin name for Scotland. &&&&&&&&&&029702.&&&&&029,702 &&&&&&&&&&&&0651.&&&&&0651 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01686.&&&&&01,686 km²)
State map highlighting Caledonia County
Chittenden County 007 Burlington 1787 Part of Addison County. Thomas Chittenden (1730–1797), first governor of Vermont (1791–1797). &&&&&&&&&0146571.&&&&&0146,571 &&&&&&&&&&&&0539.&&&&&0539 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01396.&&&&&01,396 km²)
State map highlighting Chittenden County
Essex County 009 Guildhall 1792 Part of Orange County. Essex, a county in England. &&&&&&&&&&&06459.&&&&&06,459 &&&&&&&&&&&&0665.&&&&&0665 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01722.&&&&&01,722 km²)
State map highlighting Essex County
Franklin County 011 St. Albans 1792 Part of Chittenden County. Benjamin Franklin (1706–1790), one of the most critical Founding Fathers of the United States. &&&&&&&&&&045417.&&&&&045,417 &&&&&&&&&&&&0637.&&&&&0637 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01650.&&&&&01,650 km²)
State map highlighting Franklin County
Grand Isle County 013 North Hero 1802 Part of Chittenden County and Franklin County. Largest island in Lake Champlain. &&&&&&&&&&&06901.&&&&&06,901 &&&&&&&&&&&&&083.&&&&&083 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&&0215.&&&&&0215 km²)
State map highlighting Grand Isle County
Lamoille County 015 Hyde Park 1835 Parts of Chittenden County, Franklin County, Orleans County and Washington County. La Mouelle (meaning the seagull), named by French explorer Samuel de Champlain (~1570–1635). &&&&&&&&&&023233.&&&&&023,233 &&&&&&&&&&&&0461.&&&&&0461 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01194.&&&&&01,194 km²)
State map highlighting Lamoille County
Orange County 017 Chelsea 1781 Part of Cumberland County. William of Orange (1650–1702), Prince of Orange. &&&&&&&&&&028226.&&&&&028,226 &&&&&&&&&&&&0689.&&&&&0689 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01785.&&&&&01,785 km²)
State map highlighting Orange County
Orleans County 019 Newport 1792 Part of Chittenden County and Orange County. City of Orléans, France. &&&&&&&&&&026277.&&&&&026,277 &&&&&&&&&&&&0697.&&&&&0697 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01805.&&&&&01,805 km²)
State map highlighting Orleans County
Rutland County 021 Rutland 1781 Part of Bennington County. Town of Rutland. &&&&&&&&&&063400.&&&&&063,400 &&&&&&&&&&&&0932.&&&&&0932 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02414.&&&&&02,414 km²)
State map highlighting Rutland County
Washington County 023 Montpelier 1810 Parts of Orange County, Caledonia County, and Chittenden County. George Washington (1732–1799), first President of the United States (1789–1797). &&&&&&&&&&058039.&&&&&058,039 &&&&&&&&&&&&0690.&&&&&0690 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&01787.&&&&&01,787 km²)
State map highlighting Washington County
Windham County 025 Newfane 1779 Part of Cumberland County. Town of Windham. &&&&&&&&&&044216.&&&&&044,216 &&&&&&&&&&&&0789.&&&&&0789 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02044.&&&&&02,044 km²)
State map highlighting Windham County
Windsor County 027 Woodstock 1781 Part of Cumberland County. Town of Windsor. &&&&&&&&&&057418.&&&&&057,418 &&&&&&&&&&&&0971.&&&&&0971 sq mi
(&&&&&&&&&&&02515.&&&&&02,515 km²)
State map highlighting Windsor County

See also

References

  1. ^ a b Vermont County Information. Genealogy Trails. Retrieved on 2007-07-22.
  2. ^ a b EPA County FIPS Code Listing. EPA. Retrieved on 2007-07-22.
  3. ^ a b c d NACo - Find a county. National Association of Counties. Retrieved on 2007-07-22.
  4. ^ Kane, Joseph and Aiken, Charles (2004). The American Counties: Origins of County Names, Dates of Creation, and Population Data, 1950-2000. Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0810850362. 
  5. ^ a b Vermont QuickFacts. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2007-07-23. (2000 Census)
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