The Town of Vershire
Vershire (pronounced ‘Vurshur‘) is a scenic small town in Orange County, Vermont. Vershire was created under Vermont Charter of August 3, 1781. The population was determined to be 730 after the 2010 census. The name “Vershire” is a creative combination of both Vermont and New Hampshire.
Vershire is a beautiful, proud and diverse town. It is home to The Mountain School of Milton Academy, a selective independent semester program that provides academically motivated high school juniors from across the country the opportunity to live and work on a farm. It is also the home of Pema Osel Do Ngak Choling, Mangala Shri Bhuti’s East Coast study and practice center. The Non-profit organization VerShare also finds its place here. VerShare sponsors many activities in Vershire, including the Annual Snowshoe-a-thon, the Vershire Summer Camp for kids, the Made in Vershire Shop and the Stagecoach Hostel to mention but a few. There are farms and farmstands, scenic vistas and friendly faces at every turn.
The town has a total area of 36.5 square miles, of which 36.5 square miles is land and 0.04 square mile is water. The headwaters of the Ompompanoosuc River are located in the town.