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Shelburne

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Shelburne is a town in southwestern Chittenden County, Vermont, in the United States. Along the shores of Lake Champlain, Shelburne is a suburb of Burlington, the largest city in Vermont. Shelburne's center of town lies approximately 7mi south of the city's center. The population of Shelburne was 7,144 at the 2010 census.The main settlement of Shelburne in the center of town is a census-designated place (CDP), with a population of 592 at the 2010 census. The town is the wealthiest municipality in both Chittenden County and the Burlington metropolitan area.HistoryShelburne was chartered by New Hampshire, August 18, 1763, to Jesse Hallock and 64 associates by Governor Benning Wentworth. The name "Shelburne" or "Shelburn" was chosen to honor William Petty, 2nd Earl of Shelburne, a celebrated nobleman of the British Parliament and Prime Minister. According to the charter, the town was to have an area of 23500acre, or a tract a little over 6sqmi, but owing to a blunder on the part of the surveyors, it was shorn of a large portion of its possessions.
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