The Town of South Hero, located in Grand Isle County in northwestern Vermont, lies on the southern half of South Hero Island in Lake Champlain. It is one of four towns (Isle La Motte, Grand Isle, North Hero, and South Hero) comprising Vermont’s “Lake Champlain Islands.”

South Hero was chartered on October 27, 1779 by the Vermont Legislature. North Hero, South Hero and Grand Isle were granted to Ethan Allen, Samuel Herrick and 363 other Revolutionary War veterans as a reward for their services to the state. The first settlers, Ebenezer Allen and Alexander Gordon, came by boat in 1783. Early economic development centered around agricultural products and the harvesting of timber. Today, the lands of South Hero are used primarily for agriculture, dairying, and apple orchards.

The island is a very attractive place for resorts and attracts many summer tourists.