Greensboro, Vermont

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map_caption = Located in Orleans County, Vermont

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Greensboro is the southernmost town in Orleans County, Vermont, United States. The population was 770 at the 2000 census. The town includes the places of Campbells Corners, East Greensboro, Gebbie Corner, Greensboro Four Corners, Greensboro Bend, The Four Corners, Tolmans Corner, and Burlington Point.



* Moderator - Timothy Nisbet
* Chair, Selectboard - Peter Gebbie
* Town Clerk - Bridget Collier
* Asst. Town Clerk - Valdine Hall
* Treasurer - Bridget Collier
* Auditor - Patricia Mercier
* Auditor - Marsha Gadoury
* Lister - Valdine Hall
* Lister - Ted Donlon
* Trustee of Public Funds - Sherral Lumsden
* Library Trustee - Debbie Kasper
* Agent - David Smith
* Grand Juror - David Smith

chool District

* Member, District School Board - Wayne Young
* Treasurer - Lorraine Tolman
* Member Lakeview Elementary School Board - Patricia Launer
*Member, Lakeview Elementary School Board - Mateo Kehler
*Member, Hazen School Board - Ed Karp


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 39.4 square miles (102.0 km²), of which, 37.8 square miles (97.8 km²) of it is land and 1.6 square miles (4.2 km²) of it (4.11%) is water.

Like other towns in the area, its boundaries run approximately parallel and perpendicular to the Winooski River.

The town includes Caspian Lake and most of Eligo Pond, also known as Lake Eligo.


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 770 people, 313 households, and 215 families residing in the town. The population density was 20.4 people per square mile (7.9/km²). There were 773 housing units at an average density of 20.5/sq mi (7.9/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 96.36% White, 0.13% African American, 0.78% Native American, and 2.73% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.65% of the population.

There were 313 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.2% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the town the population was spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 5.6% from 18 to 24, 23.1% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 20.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 85.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.9 males.


Personal income

The median income for a household in the town was $34,583, and the median income for a family was $40,917. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $20,917 for females. The per capita income for the town was $19,396. About 3.7% of families and 6.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.3% of those under age 18 and 5.4% of those age 65 or over.

Greensboro has the highest per capita income in Orleans County for a town. Newport city is higher. Greensboro's income ranks it 129th out of 282 census areas in Vermont.


Circus Smirkus is based here.


Greensboro has a nine-hole golf course and is home to Caspian Lake.


Greensboro was chartered in 1781.

The town was named for Timothy Green, one of the original charter recipients and an original landowner under the charter. However, there is no evidence that he ever visited the town, and his land was sold for non-payment of taxes a few decades after he received it.


The Greensboro Association assists with summer swimming lessons, library maintenance, and the annual Fourth of July fireworks display. Greensboro, Vermont was the setting of a short film called "The Abels House is Green" [ [ the Abels House is Green] ] directed by part time resident Duncan M. Rogers.

The hub of town is a general store.

Notable residents

*Andrew Johnson, cross-country skier.
*William Hubbs Rehnquist, Chief Justice of the United States and summer resident
*Wallace Stegner, Pulitzer prize winning author (part-time resident)
*John Gunther, author and part-time resident
*Duncan M. Rogers, filmmaker and actor


External links

* [ Greensboro Vermont Official Town Website]

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