Georgia, Vermont is a town in Franklin County. The western part of town is bordered by Lake Champlain and St. Albans Bay. The town was named for King George III by New Hampshire in order to sway the King in a land dispute between New Hampshire and New York. Both states believed they had the rights to Vermont. During the War of 1812, towns in the north traded heavily with Canada and smuggling took place almost everywhere, except Georgia. The small town was steadfast in supporting the embargo on trade with Canada, despite the opinions of neighboring towns. Georgia’s efforts were so successful that smugglers began calling the town Hell’s Gate, a name that remained long after the war, long enough that many forgot how the nickname came about. Today, there are approximately 4,700 residents in the friendly town of Georgia.
The natural beauty that surrounds Georgia offers many outdoor activities for residents and visitors alike. Campers will appreciate the Homestead Campground, an RV park allowing pets, has an onsite pool, water hookups, and internet options. There are also areas available for those who prefer to tent-camp. The Georgia area has some lovely walking trails. If you visit The Russell Green Natural Area, you’ll find a lovely walking path off Route 104A. Falls Road is an old town road that takes you through forests and clearings as you walk along an old stone ledge. The Mill River Falls Natural Area can be found near St. Albans Bay. It is a conservation project that offers hunting and fishing access to the delta and protects the waterfall. You will find prime fishing and rare plants and animals near the falls.
Georgia real estate is a combination of Colonial and saltbox style homes as well as cottages and ranch styles. You will also find some newer contemporary styled homes and townhomes. The rural feel of the town is evidenced by the many trees and large yards. The rural town has a sense of privacy and is noted as being a great place to raise a family. New development is taking place as people are drawn to the rural feel of the town, yet the convenience of being close to the amenities of a larger city. All these things combine to make this a must-consider destination for home buyers searching in the Burlington area. If you would like more information on homes for sale in Georgia, Vermont, please contact us today and allow us to assist you.
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