The township of Morristown was chartered in 1781. According to records, by 1791 there were twelve inhabitants including two Native Americans. By 1795, there were enough people to establish a tavern that held the first school, a town house, and a brick church. The Noyes House Museum (c1796), Morristown Centennial Library (c1913), Morrisville Rail Depot (c1872) and the First People’s Academy (c1847) all stand in Morrisville as important landmarks.
Today, Morristown is approximately 50 square miles of predominantly forested lands, agricultural lands, and residential and business areas. Morrisville is the heart of Morristown and is home to most of the community economy and activity. Copley Hospital is located just outside the village and is a campus with many medical services and senior housing. Morristown has maintained its small town character with a downtown hub of activities for locals and visitors. With many food and shopping options throughout the town there is a large industrial section and shopping mecca in the uptown.
Downtown Morrisville proudly hosts the Lamoille Valley Rail Trail, a history and art walk tour with 23 signed locations, Lost Nation Brewing, Rock Art Brewery and Green Mountain Distillers. It is also the home of River Arts Center, a community arts organization for everyone, and Morristown Centennial Library. Morristown has world famous commercial industries; Concept 2 builds rowing equipment and oars that are used around the world, Hearthstone Stoves is a leader in soapstone wood burning stoves and Turtle Fur creates the best headwear and outdoor gear you can buy.