Introduction to Essex, Vermont
Essex is a town situated in the Chittenden County in Vermont, United States. The town is located amidst the imposing Green Mountains and Lake Champlain. Essex is home to approximately 18,626 residents.
The town of Essex was named after the Earl of Essex. It was first settled in 1764 and since then several improvements and developments have been made. Prior to 1764 the lands of Essex were a part of the Province of New Hampshire. Between 1777 and 1800 several changes took place in the geographical territory of Essex. The town was finally organized at the October session of the Legislature in 1800. On November 15, 1892, the Village of Essex Junction was formed within the Town of Essex.
Essex and nearby Attractions
- 1812 Homestead Farm and Museum
- Hyde Log Cabin
- Burton Island State Park
- Smugglers Notch State Park
- Lake Champlain Waterfront
- Vermont Ballet Theater
Things To Do In Essex
There are a number of nature parks located in and around the town of Essex. The Burton Island State Park, Knight Point State Park, and Woods Island State Park are places that people can visit. They offer picnic areas and other recreational facilities. Lake Champlain is the sixth largest fresh water lake in the United States. The waterfront at Lake Champlain is a picturesque tourist attraction. The 1812 Homestead Farm and Museum is a working farm and museum. You could spend a quiet evening musing through the farm and its surroundings.
Burlington International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Essex Higher Education
Nearby colleges include the University of Vermont and State Agricultural College, Saint Michaels College, and Middlebury College.