Chittenden county. This town is finely watered by Onion river on the S. and Brown's river, a branch of the Lamoille, on the N. It is also watered by other smaller streams. At Hubbell's falls, on Onion river, are admirable mill sites, at which are manufactures of some extent. The surface of the town is level; a considerable portion of the soil is dry and somewhat sandy, but produces good crops of corn and rye. Along Onion river are some tracts of beautiful intervale. Essex was first settled in 1783. It lies 31 miles N.W. from Montpelier and 8 N.N.E. from Burlington. Population, 1830, 1,664.
Essex Junction today is home to the Champlain Valley Fair and Vermont's Bluegrass Family Festival.