There are 14 counties in Vermont: (1) Addison; (2) Bennington; (3)Caledonia; (4) Chittenden; (5) Essex; (6) Franklin; (7) Grand Isle; (8) Lamoille; (9) Orange; (10) Orleans; (11) Rutland; (12) Washington; (13) Windham; (14) Windsor.
There are no county governments in Vermont, but there are County officials such as judges and sherrifs. Vermont cities and towns have independent municipal governments. However, in many counties there is some consolidation at the school level, particularly at the high school level.
Each county is defined by geographic boundary lines rather than a minimum or set number of cities and towns. The counties are situated in the following parts of Vermont:
The most populated cities and towns by county are:
Windsor - Hartford (White River Junction), Springfield and Woodstock