Morgan, Vermont

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Morgan is the easternmost town in Orleans County, Vermont, United States. The population was 669 at the 2000 census. The town contains two villages: Morgan and Morgan Center.[3]



The town was named for John Morgan, a landholder.[4]

The first settler was Nathan Wilcox in 1800.[5]

During the Civil War the town furnished forty-seven enlisted men, thirteen of whom were killed or died from the effects of wounds or disease.[6]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 33.9 square miles (87.7 km2), of which, 31.3 square miles (81.0 km2) of it is land and 2.6 square miles (6.8 km2) of it (7.71%) is water.

Lake Seymour is contained entirely within the town. It covers 1,732 acres (7.01 km2). It is the second largest lake to be contained solely within the state.[7][8]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 669 people, 247 households, and 185 families residing in the town. The population density was 21.4 people per square mile (8.3/km2). There were 672 housing units at an average density of 21.5/sq mi (8.3/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.21% White, 0.30% African American, 0.60% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.90% of the population.

There were 247 households out of which 35.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.9% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.1% were non-families. 18.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.71 and the average family size was 3.03.

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