Addison County Info
ADDISON COUNTY is located in the mid-western portion of the state and encompasses a wide variety of topographic features. Starting from the shores of Lake Champlain, one moves eastward through the open, fertile farmland of the Champlain Valley, on to the foothills and eventually the peaks of the Green Mountains, where crystal clear streams wind through predominantly wooded settings. This unique landscape provides an opportunity for a variety of lifestyles.
Addison County is comprised of three moderate sized towns and a number of smaller rural communities. Middlebury is located halfway between Vermont’s two major cities, Burlington to the north and Rutland to the south. With a population of 8,000, Middlebury is the largest town and the hub of the county. It is also the home of prestigious Middlebury College, one of the nation’s first coed colleges (enrollment 2,350), the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, founded in 1926, and the world-acclaimed Middlebury Language School, thus rendering a strong influence on the area. CAMPUS MAP
As with other college towns, cultural opportunities abound and are equal to those in many larger cities. Middlebury, with more than 300 buildings listed in the National Register of Historic Places, is the typical, quaint New England town offering such interesting landmarks as the University of Vermont's Morgan Horse Farm, a national historic site.