Town of Stratton Board of Listors 9 W. Jamaica Road Stratton, VT 05360
Town of Stratton
The Town of Stratton is a small Southern Vermont town in Windham County, formed in 1761, and settled about 20 years later. It was always a small town, grew to a population of about 300 during the 1800 logging boom, but never was a significant farming community because of the harsh winters and difficult road access.
As a small Vermont mountain town, it probably would have been forgotten, if not for the Stratton Mountain Ski Resort development which started in the 1960's.
There is a population of 36 families, 60 households and 136 people.
It is nestled in the Vermont Green Mountains and has an elevation of 1880 ft
It is 47 square miles with 46.4 miles of mountains and towns and .6 sq miles of lakes and streams.
It is located on the road past the Stratton Mountain Sunbowl, the back road south towards Mt. Snow.
The center of the town largely consists of the Town Hall (where you pay your taxes)
The Stratton Garage is in the area.
This history of Stratton and the legacy of the Stratton families is covered extensively in a book by D. K. Young, available at the Stratton Town Hall for $30. It is great reading, especially if you want to know about the land grants and economics that drove the early settlements.
Famous People from Stratton
This little area in Vermont has had a big effect on snowboarding in this country and around the world.
Jake Burton invented snowboarding at Stratton
Stratton was the first ski area to support Snowboarding and now hosts the US Open.
Ross Powers won the Winter Olympic Gold Medal in Snowboarding
Lindsey Jacobellis won the Winter Olympic Silver medal in Snowboarding