Fairlee was chartered by New Hampshire Governor Benning Wentworth on September 9, 1761 and first settled in 1766. The western half was set off as West Fairlee in 1797. By 1859 iit had several sawmills, a gristmill, and an establishment for lead pipe and pumps. The Fairlee Railroad Depot was built in 1848 by the Connecticut & Passumpsic Rivers Railroad and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the oldest surviving railroad structure along the Connecticut River.

There is a bridge in Fairlee that spans the Connecticut River to Orford connecting Vermont to New Hampshire. On the Vermont side, Fairlee is accessed from Interstate 91 North or South at exit 15.

County: Orange
State: Vermont
Town Population: 977
Post Office: Fairlee 05045
Town Website:  www.fairleevt.org
Town Clerk:  Georgette Wolf-Ludwig  802-3333-4363  townclerk@fairleevt.org   Office Hours M-Th 8:30-3:30   F  9-12
Fire Ambulance:  Dispatch 333-4347     Emergency dial 911
Police Chief: Jason Bachus 1-802-522-8468
School:  www.rivendellschools.org        Samual Morey Elementary 802-333-9755    Rivendell Academy  603-353-4321
Library:   www.fairleelibrary.com  802-333-4716

Historical tour coming soon.