Introduction to St. Johnsbury, Vermont
St. Johnsbury History
The town of St. Johnsbury is located in Caledonia County, Vermont. The area was initially granted as a part of the New Hampshire Grants in 1760, when it was known as Bessborough. In 1786, the community was regranted by Vermont as Dunmore. It came to be known as St. Johnsbury in 1790. The railroad line from Boston to Montreal arrived in the 1880s and the town became the county seat of Caledonia County in in 1856.
St. Johnsbury and nearby Attractions
- Fairbanks Museum & Planetarium
- New England Ski Museum
- New Discovery State Park
- Saint Johnsbury Athenaeum
- Kettle Pond State Park
- Franconia Heritage Museum
Things To Do In St. Johnsbury
Sunset Hill Golf Course and Woodbury Golf Course are popular among local golfers. Green Mountain Mall Shopping Center is a popular local shopping destination. One may visit churches like the Living Water Assembly of God Church, the North Congregational Church and the First Congregational Church. Other notable locations in the area include the Moose River Campground, the Saint Johnsbury Athenaeu and the Fairbanks Museum and Planetarium Library.
St. Johnsbury Transportation
Burlington International Airport is nearby.
St. Johnsbury Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at institutions like Middlebury College, Dartmouth College and Plymouth State College.