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.
|County||Shire Town||Date Created|
|Bennington||Bennington and Manchester||1779|
|Grand Isle||North Hero||1802|
More detailed information on shire towns can be found online at Wikipedia at this link.