Introduction to Shelburne, Vermont
Shelburne, Vermont, in Chittenden county, is 115 miles N of Schenectady, New York and 177 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is located in the Burlington metropolitan area. Shelburne has a population of 6,944.
Shelburne was chartered to Jesse Hallock and sixty four other associates by Governor Benning Wentworth in 1763. It was named in honor of William Petty, who was the second Earl of Shelburne. He was the Prime Minister of Britain and also a celebrated nobleman. The economy of Shelburne was based on farming during its early years. Commercial activities began to increase following the War of 1812.
Shelburne and nearby Attractions
- Kingsland Bay State Park
- Adirondack History Center
- Macomb Reservation State Park
- National Museum of the Morgan Horse
- Underhill State Park
- Shelburne Museum
Things To Do In Shelburne
Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Kwiniaska Golf Course. Churches in the area include the First Baptist Church of Shelburne and the Saint Catherine of Siena Church. The Pierson Free Library, the Shelburne Museum Research Library and the National Museum of the Morgan Horse Library are all nearby.
Burlington International is the nearest major airport.
Shelburne Higher Education
Students in the area can pursue higher education at institutions like Middlebury College, Dartmouth College and Norwich University.