Middlebury is a town in Addison County, Vermont, United States. The population was 8,183 at the 2000 census.
The town of Middlebury was chartered on November 2, 1761. In November of 1778 much of the town was burned during Carleton's Raid during the American Revolutionary War. In the following decades early settlers including the Chipman, Foote, Painter, Smalley and Washburn families cleared fields from the forests in the valley, ran their farms, and vied for the lucrative honor of having the village located on their properties. A survey dispute with the town of Salisbury in lead to the forfeiture of Gamaliel Painter's farm to Salisbury and Painter's transition from farming to the development of Middlebury Village near his and Abisha Washburn's mill, and the other mills that surrounded the Otter Creek falls that run underneath what is now Main Street.
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Middlebury is the home of Middlebury College, founded in 1800
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