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Shire Town

The U.S. state of Vermont has fourteen counties. Within each county, is a county seat known in Vermont as a shire town. The exception is Bennington County which has two shire towns; Manchester is the north shire town and Bennington is the south shire town.

Table of Vermont County Shire Towns
County Shire Town Date Created
Addison Middlebury 1785
Bennington Bennington and Manchester 1779
Caledonia St Johnsbury 1792
Chittenden Burlington 1787
Essex Guildhall 1792
Franklin St Albans 1792
Grand Isle North Hero 1802
Lamoille Hyde Park 1835
Orange Chelsea 1781
Orleans Newport 1792
Rutland Rutland 1781
Washington Montpelier 1810
Windham Newfane 1781
Windsor Woodstock 1781

More detailed information on shire towns can be found online at Wikipedia at this link.