Jericho, VT


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Jericho is a town in Chittenden County, Vermont, United States. The population was 5,015 at the 2000 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 35.5 square miles (91.8 km2), of which, 35.4 square miles (91.7 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km2) of it (0.14%) is water.
The town of Jericho has a very close bond with the town of Underhill, Vermont. The area has four distinct village areas. The historic Old Red Mill, a local architectural marvel, stands impressively in Jericho Corners village area on Route 15, an area that extends from the Browns River crossing near Joe's Snack Bar eastward to the post office and the Jericho Elementary School. Jericho Center, on Browns Trace Road, is home to several historic buildings, churches, and Jericho Center Country Store, Vermont's oldest continuously running general store. Next, half of the Underhill Flats area on Route 15 actually sits in Jericho. This area features the multi-use Mills Riverside Park and two general stores (Jolly's & Jacob's). Underhill Center has two equally outstanding general stores, the huge St. Thomas Catholic Church, a small postal office, access to Underhill State Park, a gateway to world-class hiking, snowshoeing, biking, and many other outdoor activities.