What is known today as the town of Weston was originally part of the town of Andover. Separated from the rest of the town by Markham Mountain, it was nearly impossible to get from the east side of town to the west. So, the legislature divided Andover in half creating two towns and naming the new one Weston, as it had been referred to by Andover residents as west town.
Weston is centered around a village green complete with bandstand, making this one of Vermont's most picturesque villages. There are a number of shops to visit including the famous Vermont Country Store. Southern Vermont ski areas are all easily accessible from the town, and snowmobile trails are abundant in the area, making it a favorite stop for visitors of all ages.
The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company, Vermont's oldest professional theatre, is located on the Village Green in Weston. The air-conditioned Playhouse brings live theatre to southern Vermont every summer. Another popular attraction is the The Vermont Country Store - a unique collection of hard-to-find items, and Vermont products.
Located in Windsor County, the town was chartered in 1799. A low population spread over 36 square miles gives the town a true rural Vermont feel. Manchester, Rutland, and Springfield are all within comfortable distance, putting Weston in the heart of southern Vermont.