Stowe is a town in Lamoille County, Vermont, United States. The population was 5,223 at the 2020 census. The town lies on Vermont Routes 108 and 100. It is nicknamed "The Ski Capital of the East" and is home to Stowe Mountain Resort, a ski facility with terrain on Mount Mansfield and Spruce Peak.
Stowe Village Historic District
The indigenous people who lived in the area now called Vermont were primarily Abenaki, who spoke Algonquian. They were forced aside by strategies of displacement after primarily British settlers flooded into the area after the French and Indian War. They were the original inhabitants of Stowe.
Stowe was chartered on June 8, 1763, by Royal Governor Benning Wentworth of the Province of New Hampshire. Grantor Benning Wentworth named Glastonbury Mountain in 1761 for Glastonbury, Somerset, in England. Glastonbury was called by the local people as "the site where four winds meet," according to Vermont folklorist Joe Citro. This allegation appears t