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      VT County Information

      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:

      Addison - Bristol, Middlebury and Vergennes

      Bennington - Bennington and Shaftsbury

      Caledonia - Lyndon and Saint Johnsbury

      Chittenden - Burlington, ColchesterEssex and South Burlington

      Essex - Brighton and Lunenburg

      Franklin - Georgia, Swanton and Saint Albans

      Grand Isle - AlburghGrand Isle and South Hero

      Lamoille - JohnsonMorristown and Stowe

      Orange - Randolph and Williamstown

      Orleans - Derby and Newport

      Rutland -Brandon, Castleton and Rutland

      Washington - Barre, Montpelier and Waterbury

      Windham - Brattleboro and Rockingham (Bellows Falls and Saxtons River)

      Windsor - Hartford (White River Junction), Springfield and Woodstock

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