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Lyndon Town

Lyndon Town Hall is located at 119 Park Avenue, Lyndonville VT 05851; phone: 802-626-5785.

Beginnings [1]

Located in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, the Town of Lyndon was founded by settlers from Rhode Island in 1791, the same year that Vermont was accepted as the fourteenth state in the Union. Lyndon developed as a regional center for farming, railroading, education, manufacturing, commerce and retail operations. In 1866, fire destroyed much of St. Johnsbury's railroad yard enabling Lyndon to evolve as a regional center for passenger and freight trains. The Village of Lyndon(ville) became the town's population center, having the distinction of being Vermont's only railroad built community. Although farming and railroading remain an integral part of Lyndon's image, today's economy and identity are largely based in manufacturing, education, commercial and retail operations, recreation and tourism.

  1. Lyndon Town Planning Commission, Lyndon Town Plan, 2008, www.lyndonvt.gov, accessed May 2010.
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