Montgomery, Vermont

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Montgomery is a town in Franklin County, Vermont, United States. The population, according to 2007 United States Census Bureau estimations, is around 1,056. In 1963, part of Averys Gore in Franklin County became part of Montgomery, with the other section becoming part of Belvidere.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 56.8 square miles (147.0 km2), all land.

Hazen's Notch State Park is located on Vermont Route 58, the Hazen's Notch Road, in Westfield. The park is located in three towns, including Montgomery. It is midway between Lowell to the east and Montgomery to the west.

History

In 2008, the state notified residents of the town and twelve towns in the adjacent counties of Lamoille and Orleans, that a review of health records from 1995 to 2006 had revealed that residents within 10 miles (16 km) of the former asbestos mine on Belvidere Mountain had higher than normal rates of contracting asbestosis. The state and federal government continues to study this problem.[3][4] A critic replied that the entire basis of the study were three unidentified people who died from asbestosis 1995-2005 out of a total population of 16,700.[5]

Government

Legislators

The Essex-Orleans Senate district includes the town of Montgomery, as well as parts or all of Essex County, Orleans County, Franklin County and Lamoille County. It is represented in the Vermont Senate by Vincent Illuzzi (R) and Robert A. Starr (D).

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 992 people, 412 households, and 288 families residing in the town. The population density was 17.5 people per square mile (6.7/km2). There were 666 housing units at an average density of 11.7/sq mi (4.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.88% White, 0.20% African American, 0.71% Native American, 0.10% from other races, and 2.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.50% of the population.

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