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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.

Vermont does not have any county governments, but it does have County officials such as judges and sheriffs. These officials are responsible for carrying out their duties on a county level. Most cities and towns in Vermont are independent municipalities, but some counties have implemented consolidated school systems, with many high schools operating under one umbrella. This helps to streamline services across the region and ensure that students from all over can benefit from a quality education.

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