This town chartered by Gov. Benning Wentworth of the Province of New Hampshire on the 8 October 1761, “to sixty persons who are believed to have had no personal interest in the grant” (Rev. Josiah F. Goodhue, 1861). Shoreham was first reportedly settled by whites in 1766. However, the settlement was then “broken up” until after the revolutionary war.
Shoreham is a thriving lake-shore town lying on the outskirts of the growing communities of Burlington, Middlebury, and Rutland. It is halfway between Montreal, Canada, and Albany, N.Y., on New England’s west coast: the shore of Lake Champlain. Shoreham is primarily an agricultural community of orchards, dairy and niche farms, and numerous commercial endeavors, as well as an increasing number of smaller home-based businesses. Shoreham is also home to the “Fort Ti” Ferry, one of oldest ferries in the US, in continuous operation between Shoreham and Ticonderoga, N.Y., since 1788.
Please visit Shoreham’s website for additional information, documents and events pertaining to the town.
Julie Ortuno, Clerk
297 Main Street
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