Franklin County

Vermont's Rapid-Growth Center

      Vermont takes great pride in its dairy farms and "milky" heritage. Franklin County leads Vermont in dairy and in maple syrup production.

      Manufacturing, trade, service industries, and importing also have a crucial role in the Franklin County economy. We have easy access to the rest of the world via Interstate, U.S. Highways, and the NECR railroad. Manufacturing accounts for more than 25 percent of the non-farm jobs in Franklin County. The county's largest employers, including name brands such as Ben and Jerry's, Comet Confectionary, Fonda Group, and Wyeth, produce paper and plastic products, processed foods, and of course ice cream and other dairy specialties. Many of Franklin County's manufacturers are located in industrial parks in Enosburg, Georgia, Highgate, Richford, St Albans, and Swanton. Customshouse brokers like A. N. Deringer and Fritz Companies handle large scale commercial importing and the Immigration and Naturalization Service maintains a principal processing center here.

      Retailers have also grown quickly along the I-89 corridor. Retail centers such as the St Albans and Enosburg areas attract not only Vermont customers but also significant business from Canadians and from tourists worldwide.

      Franklin County enjoys 4-season activities on terrain ranging from Lake Champlain to the Green Mountains. We host Vermont's largest agricultural exposition (Franklin County Field Days), an active arts council, diverse ethnic endeavors, and a major concert site made famous by the Grateful Dead.

      Franklin County anticipates continuing population growth and job creation. Real estate prices are low; conscientious schools, great recreation, and agreeable neighbors stimulate this expansion.

The 15 Towns of Franklin County
Bakersfield Fletcher Richford
Berkshire Franklin St Albans City
Enosburg Georgia St Albans Town
Fairfax Highgate Sheldon
Fairfield Montgomery Swanton

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All Arts Council
P.O. Box 1
Highgate Springs, VT 05460

Commercial Sites in Franklin County

County Courier, "Over 100 years of service to Franklin County"
PO Box 398
Enosburg Falls, VT 05450
Ethan Dezotelle, editor

Franklin County schools

St Albans Chamber of Commerce
2 North Main Street
St Albans, VT 05478
Ron Larose, Executive Director

St Albans Messenger New England's Oldest Evening Newspaper
281 North Main Street
St Albans, VT 05478
Gary Rutkowski, Managing Editor

Swanton Chamber of Commerce
Merchants Row
Swanton, VT 05488
Ronald Kilburn, President


Franklin County Field Days
Always the middle weekend of August in Highgate, Franklin County, Vermont

Jig in the Valley
Held in Fairfield on the last Sunday in July

Lake Champlain Bluegrass Festival

Summer Sounds
Franklin County's favorite outdoor concert series: Always on Sunday, always at 7 p.m., always in a Town park, and always FREE

Vermont Dairy Festival
Always the first weekend in June in Enosburg Falls, Franklin County, Vermont

Vermont Maple Festival
Always the last weekend in April in St Albans, Franklin County, Vermont

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Links Available in Franklin County Towns
Bakersfield Elementary
Fletcher Richford
Berkshire Franklin St Albans City
Free Library
Elementary School
Enosburg Community Page
Town of Enosburg
Village of Enosburg Falls
Georgia St Albans Town
Elementary School
Community Pages
Fairfield Montgomery Swanton Elementary
Tom Ledoux, Swanton genealogy

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