Strafford is a town in Orange County, of the Woodstock-Quechee region. The town was named after Benning Wentworth's cousin, William Wentworth, the Earl of Strafford, who served as an aide to the King and Member of Parliament.
Strafford was one of thirteen Vermont towns isolated by flooding caused by Hurricane Irene in 2011.
Some notable people from the area include: Edmund "Tad" Coffin, a saddle maker & Olympic equestrian; William Sloane Coffin, a clergyman & activist; and Justin Smith Morrill, a congressman & senator.
Come celebrate Johnny Appleseed’s birthday! Bring the whole family to a harvest festival at the Justin Morrill State Historic Site. Features face-painting and live music by Out on a Limb. Meet live farm animals—the kind that Justin Morrill would have had on his small 19th-century farm. Make your own cider in an antique press, taste heirloom apples, fine artisan Vermont Cheeses, Vermont ice cream, and homemade apple pie. Play period games, and hike the lookout trail. Also includes gardens, exhibits, an icehouse, ice pond, and a historic home decorated with gingerbread designs. Rain or shine.