Montgomery is known as Vermont’s Covered Bridge Town.

Its unique geography required many bridges, and as recently as the 1940s there were thirteen covered bridges within the town’s limits. Today there are six covered bridges within town limits, and one which straddles the town line with Enosburg, the most of any town in the country.

Montgomery’s heritage was firmly rooted in farming and the timber industry. Today it is a diverse community with several farms, many small businesses, artists, craftspeople, and a lively citizenry comprised of a mix of full-time and vacation residents. It is an all season recreation destination.

As you browse this web site you will see many of the things which make this community such a great place to live. These top notch services and facilities are the result of some selfless hard work by our citizens, and town employees, and active participation in town government, civic organizations, and school affairs.

It is the intent of this web site to improve communication between us, and to promote even greater involvement in the community.

Vital Statistics

Census

2000 population:
992 (160th in Vermont)

2010 population:
1,201 (141st in Vermont)

Population density (2010):
21.2 people per square mile

Percent Population Change
1990-2000 – +20.53%
2000-2010 – +21.1%

Addition Census Data (2010)

Area:
56.75 square miles (16th largest in Vermont)

History

Named after:
Revolutionary War hero General Richard Montgomery.

Granted by the legislature:
March 15th, 1780

Chartered:
October 8th, 1789

First settlers:
Joshua and Naby Clapp
Spring 1793

First child born:
Joel Clapp
September 1793

First town government & cemetery:
1802

First post office:
1803

First church built:
1835

2015 State Rankings

Municipal Effective Tax Rate:
79th lowest in Vermont, 6th lowest in Franklin County

School Homestead Effective Tax Rate:
16th lowest in Vermont, lowest in Franklin County

School Non-Residential Effective Tax Rate:
114th lowest in Vermont, 8th lowest in Franklin County

Voting History

General Elections: