Upon hearing the phrase “where everybody knows your name” many people think of the theme song to the TV show “Cheers.” While the show may have been fictional, there are some towns in Vermont that are so small, it would be hard
not to know everyone’s name. If you think you live in a small town, think again. Some of these are practically ghost towns!
15. Mount Tabor
255 people live in the town that has been dubbed the “Sneakiest Speed Trap” in the United States. Despite the low population, the revenue from the speeding tickets supports Mount Tabor’s own police department. FYI it is a ¾ mile stretch on Route 7 where the speed limit quickly and inexplicably drops.
There are 244 people living in this little town in Windsor county. The name Baltimore came from the Irish Baile an Tí Mhóir, meaning "town of the big house."
216 people and not a single paved road. Now that's keeping it real!
Located on the US-Canada border, the population of Norton is dwindling. In 2000 there were 214 people and in 2010 just 169 people reside here. From 1970 to 1994, the Earth Peoples Park was located here. This was a 592-acre piece of land open to anyone who wanted to live there free of charge. In 1994 it was taken over by the State of Vermont and turned into the Black Turn Brook State Forest.
164 people share the 20 square mile town of Goshen. Most of the town lies within the Green Mountain National Forest and the Long Trail crosses at the Brandon Gap, passing over the summits of Mount Horrid and Cape Lookoff Mountain within the town.
There may not be many people in Landgrove, but there isn't a lot of space either. This town of 158 is only 9.1 square miles.
The 112 people who live here have access to what Ripley's Believe It Or Not called the 8th wonder of the world, the Brunswick Springs.
You can spot this little town of 109 people from a mile away due to the 11 wind turbines atop a ridge line.
At just 104 people in the town, what Lemington lacks in people they certainly make up for in charm!
Granby, population 88, was one of the last two towns in Vermont to be linked to the electric grid in 1963.
This little town of 62 people was the other of the last two towns on the electric grid. How neighborly!
In the Northeast Kingdom you’ll find Ferdinand, a little town of just 32 people. The numbers here are dwindling, as the town had a high of 213 in 1910.
Check out the US/Canada border marker in Averill, a town which never gained enough of a permanent population to incorporate. The 2010 census was 24 and this is TRIPLE what it was in 2000!
Glastenbury has a population of 8 according to the 2010 census. It is part of the legendary Bennington Triangle, which has reported a number of strange disappearances over the years and is one of two towns in Vermont that is so small that the town has been unincorporated. The other town is Somerset.
This unincorporated township in Windham County had a population of 5 at the 2000 census, however the updated number as of 2011 was just 2 people. There’s nothing like having a whole town to yourself!