Enosburgh Opera House
|Location in Vermont|
|Foundation:||15. May 1780|
|Time Zone:||Eastern (UTC-5/-4)|
|Residents:||2.781 (as of 2010)|
|Population Density:||22.1 Inhabitants per km²|
|Area:||126.2 km² (approx. 49 mi²)
of which 125.8 km² (approx. 49 mi²) land
|Area code:||+1 802|
Enosburgh is located on the middle reaches of the Missisquoi River, which empties into Lake Champlain about 20 miles to the west. In the eastern part of Franklin County. Missisquoi River flows west through the northern part of the Town. It has many small streams as tributaries. Centrally located are several smaller lakes, such as Adams Pond. The surface of the Town is slightly hilly, the highest elevation being Leach Hill.
All distances are given as air-line distances between the official coordinates of the places from the 2010 census.
- North: Berkshire, 3.9 km
- Northeast: Richford, 17.1 km
- East: Montgomery, 16.2 km
- South: Bakersfield, 4.4 km
- Southwest: Fairfield, 19.9 km
- West: Sheldon, 19.0 km
- Northwest: Franklin, 17.1 km
The Town is divided into several settlement cores, the largest of which, the Village of Enosburg Falls, is built around some rapids in the river course and can boast several structures listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Other settlement areas include Bordoville, East Enosburgh, North Enosburgh, Samsonville, West Enosburgh, and Enosburgh Center.
Monthly average temperatures and precipitation for Enosburg Falls
The mean average temperature in Enosburgh ranges from -8.7 °C in January to 20.1 °C in July. This makes it about 0.5 degrees warmer than Vermont’s long-term average during the summer, while it is average during the winter months. Snowfall between October and May (with peaks of 54.4 cm, 56.9 cm, and 55.4 cm in December, January, and February, respectively) averages 2.5 meters, more than double the median snow depth in the United States. Daily sunshine duration is at the lower end of the U.S. value spectrum, and in some cases well below that in the period from September to December.
The Grant for Enosburgh was proclaimed on March 12, 1780 and awarded to General Roger Enos and others on May 15, 1780. The town was established in 1780 along with five other towns in the area (Berkshire, Richford, Montgomery, Wyllis – now Jay – and Westfield) to help generate expenses for the Vermont forces. Enosburgh was named for the Grant’s taker, General Roger Enos, who retired to private life here about 1775. Enos was the father-in-law of Ira Allen. Settlement began in 1797, and among the first settlers were Amos Fasett and Stephan House. The constituent meeting of the Town was held in 1798.
When Dr. B.J. Kendall established his equine clinic in Enosburgh for the cure of horses afflicted with spavin, the Town flourished.
Four different denominations are located in the town: The Baptists, the Episcopal Church, and the Roman Catholic Church are each represented by one congregation, and the Methodists by two (one each in Enosburgh Falls and West Enosburgh).
|Census Results – Town of Enosburgh, Vermont|
Economy and infrastructure
Through the north of the Town, following the course of the Missisqoui River, Vermont Route 105 runs in a west-easterly direction from Richford to Sheldon. Vermont Route 108 runs north-south, from Berkshire in the north to Bakersfield in the south. They intersect in Enosburgh Falls. There is no Amtrak station in Enosburgh. The closest one is in St. Albans.
Besides the usual town facilities and a public library, Enosburgh has no public facilities. The nearest hospital is Northwestern Medical Center in Saint Albans.
Enosburgh is part of the Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union with Bakersfield, Berkshire, Montgomery, and Richford. Enosburgh Falls Elementary School offers grades from preschool through fifth grade. Enosburg Falls Middle School offers secondary grades through eighth grade and Enosburg Falls High School is the on-site secondary school.
Larger colleges are found in Colchester and Winooski; the nearest location of a university is Burlington.
The Enosburgh Public Library is located on Main Street. The library building was constructed in 1983. The land on which the building was constructed was donated to the Town.
Sons and daughters of the city
- John F. Follett (1831-1902), politician and member of the U.S. House of Representatives.
Personalities who have worked on site
- Horace Eaton (1804-1855), governor of the state of Vermont. Worked here in his father’s medical practice.
- Roger Enos (1729-1808), politician and general of the Vermont militia
- Zadock Thompson: History of Vermont, natural, civil and statistical, in three parts. 3. Vol. Chauncey Goodrich, Burlington 1842, pp. 67 f.(limited preview in Google Book Search).
- Abby Maria Hemenway: The Vermont historical Gazetteer. 2. Vol. Burlington 1870, pp. 132ff.(limited preview in Google Book Search).
– Collection of images, videos and audio files
- Homepage of the community (english)
- Profile of the community on the official portal www.Vermont.gov (English)
- Entry on VirtualVermont (English)(Memento of 23 September 2016 in the Internet Archive)
- Enosburgh in the Geographic Names Information System of the United States Geological Survey, retrieved March 17, 2012
- Population data from the 2010 US Census in the American Factfinder
- Leach Hill on Peakery.com(page no longer available, search web archives ) Info: Thelink was automatically marked as broken. Please check the link according to the instructions and then remove this notice., retrieved May 7, 2017
- Index of /geo.In: census.gov. Retrieved May 18, 2019.
- Climate and labour market data at www.City-Data.com (English)
- Population 1800-2010 according to census results
- Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union, accessed May 7, 2017.
- Enosburg Falls Elementary School, retrieved May 7, 2017
- Enosburg Falls Middle School, retrieved May 7, 2017
- Enosburg Falls High School, retrieved May 7, 2017
- Enosburgh Public Library, retrieved 7 May 2017