Addison, Vermont

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Addison is a town in Addison County, Vermont, United States. It was founded October 14, 1761. The population was 1,393 at the 2000 census.



Addison was chartered on October 14, 1761. Benning Wentworth named the town Addison after poet Joseph Addison.[3]


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 49.0 square miles (126.8 km²), of which, 41.7 square miles (108.1 km²) of it is land and 7.2 square miles (18.8 km²) of it (14.81%) is water. The Dead Creek and the Hospital Creek are 2 creeks that run through Addison, and Lake Champlain is on the west border of Addison. The highest point is Snake Mountain, which is 1281 ft above Lake Champlain.



There are two churches in Addison: the Addison Community Baptist Church at the town center and the West Addison Methodist Church at the West Addison village center.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,393 people, 494 households, and 402 families residing in the town. The population density was 33.4 people per square mile (12.9/km²). There were 651 housing units at an average density of 15.6/sq mi (6.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.42% White, 0.14% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, and 0.72% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.57% of the population.

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