Located on the western border of Vermont, Shoreham s 36 square miles are comprised of rich farmland, wooded areas, and swift-flowing streams that powered a variety of mills and an iron foundry over the years. An excellent grade of black marble was quarried from the shore in the 19th century and sold in both the United States and Europe. The main industry in Shoreham is agriculture, though it changed from being the largest sheep producer in Vermont during the 1800s to mainly dairy farms and apple orchards in the 1900s. A congressman, two governors of Vermont, a vice president of the United States, and many scholars all were born, raised, and educated in Shoreham. This little town and its indomitable people continue to innovate and thrive as it enters the 21st century."