Brownington, Vermont

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Brownington is a town in Orleans County, Vermont, United States. The population was 885 as of the 2000 census.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 28.4 square miles (73.6 km2), of which, 28.3 square miles (73.2 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.4 km2) of it (0.49%) is water.

Brownington has three unincorporated villages: Brownington, Brownington Center, and Evansville.

The lay of the town is moderate but uneven. The central part of town is somewhat elevated. The Willoughby River flows through the southern part of town. Small streams are found throughout. Brownington Pond is in the north, partly in Derby. Rocks are mostly of the calciferous mica schist, except in the southeastern part, where they are granite. A narrow vein of hornblende schist extends through the central part, from north to south.[3]

Local government

Town

  • Selectman - Michael Glodgett[4]
  • Town Clerk - Cheryl Perry
  • Tax Collector - Cheryl Perry
  • Auditor - Joanne Martin
  • Member, Planning Board - Roger Samuel
  • Second Constable - Renee Falconer
  • General Fund Budget - $114,944
  • Highway Budget - $352,572

In 2008, the town received its fire department services from the adjacent village of Orleans in the town of Barton.[5]

School District

The local school is part of the OSCU (Orleans Central Supervisory Union). The local school educates students K-6. Brownington pays the OCSU to educate grades 6-12 out of its budget.

  • School Director - Larry Chase
  • School Director (2007–2010) - Callie Field
  • Principal - JoAnn Vana
  • Student:Teacher ratio - 12:1 (State average 10:1)
  • Budget - $1,915,545

History

The town was named after the family Brown. Two chief grantees of Brownington were Daniel and Timothy Brown. There were six other male Browns and one woman, Sarah.[6]

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