town of Proctor

Marble Capital of Vermont

When people think Proctor, one word comes to mind: marble. A huge vein was discovered in the 1800s, right as railroad construction in the US was booming, and Italy (the main supplier of marble on the world market) was exhausting its deposits. Timing is everything, and Proctor quickly became the world’s #1 supplier of marble.

Drive through town, and you'll see the impact of this industry: the main bridge in town, house foundations, and even the firehouse are made of pure marble.