Middlebury is a city and the town shire (also known as county seat) of Addison County, Vermont, United States of America. Middlebury is a small and charming city, with only 8.500 residents and an area of 40 square miles. The settlers of the city arrived here in 1766 and named the city Middlebury because it was right in the middle between Salisbury and New Haven.
The early settlers of the town lived from agriculture. In present, Middlebury has a long list of famous residents. Among them - author Julia Alvarez, publisher Joseph Battel, inventor John Deere, golfer Patty Sheehan and politicians James Meacham, Samuel S. Phelps, Horatio Seymour and Isaac Wilson.
Middlebury College is a liberal arts college founded in 1800. This is one of the oldest colleges in America. It offers 44 majors and is known as one of the Little Ivies. Middlebury College is the first college to grant a degree to an African-American. This was Alexander Twilight, who finished college in 1823. The college was also among the first that became co-educational, in 1883 the institution was accepting women. Notable alumni include GPS inventor Roger L. Easton, i creator Eve Ensler and Survivor South Pacific winner Sophia Clarke.
Otter Creek Brewing is a brewery located within Middlebury, producing three lines of beer: Otter Creek Craft Ales, Wolaver's Certified Organic Ales and The Shed Brewery. The brewery opened in 1991 and since than it also produces seasonal beers and specialty beers as Middlebery Ale, Double Decker, Cerveza Cacao, Otterbahn and Holy Otter.
Henry Sheldon Museum of Vermont History is the history museum of Middlebury where tourists are able to learn more about this beautiful city and its heritage. Guided tours are great and wonderful collections depicting the early days of all Vermont cities can be admired here.