Monkton, Vermont

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Monkton is a town in Addison County, Vermont, United States. The population was 1,759 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Monkton is located at 44°15′14.5″N 73°7′26.13″W / 44.254028°N 73.123925°W / 44.254028; -73.123925. According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 36.2 square miles (93.8 km2), of which, 36.0 square miles (93.3 km2) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km2) of it (0.58%) is water.

History

Monkton was chartered in 1762.

Monkton's observance of the U.S. Bicentennial began with a number of small community projects which culminated with a two-day extravaganza on August 21 and August 22, 1976. The first of the preliminary projects was to place American flags on all the veterans' graves in the town cemeteries, with the second the making of over forty quilts. Finally, two banners were made to announce the upcoming weekend of events.

Community organizations

Cedar Lake Homemakers Club This club is intended to be an informal means of sharing ideas and methods for better homemaking through charity work and donations.

Florona Grange The Grange, which helped sponsor 1976 Bicentennial events, was organized at the Town Hall on July 17, 1940 with 96 members. Throughout World War II, the Grange helped in the war effort and supported the servicemen and women.

Friendly Circle This club's community outreach is expressed by visits to the sick, gifts to the needy and annual pre-Thanksgiving dinner for senior citizens.

Monkton Museum and Historical Society The purpose of this organization is to encourage and make possible the study of Monkton history and to provide a central location where Monkton residents can share their interests in local history.

Monkton Volunteer Fire Department The fire department was founded on February 9, 1972, at a public meeting in the Monkton Central School.

Monkton Parents Teachers Organization The PTO has been a town organization for many years.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,759 people, 642 households, and 503 families residing in the town. The population density was 48.8 people per square mile (18.9/km2). There were 687 housing units at an average density of 19.1/sq mi (7.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 98.64% White, 0.17% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.51% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.51% of the population.

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