Addison county. Buck mountain lies near the centre of this town, and as it is the highest land in the county, west of the Green mountains, its summit exhibits a good view of a delightful section of the country.
Waltham lies on the east side of Otter Creek, which separates it from Panton. Otter creek, at this place, is sluggish in its course, and affords no mill privileges. The soil is generally good; that along the stream is excellent. The number of sheep in Waltham, in 1837, was 3,890. Population, 1830, 330. It is 9 miles N.W. from Middlebury and 24 S. from Burlington.