Moscow is a small, rural, former industrial village that grew around the dam and sawmills, built along the Little River during the nineteenth century. Water power at Moscow once supported early manufacturing, including saw and grist mills, butter tub factories, sash and blind mills, starch and ax factories, furniture and woodworking shops, carding mills and tannery, and a foundry.
Today, Moscow is predominantly residential, dotted with home-based businesses. The Moscow Recreation Field, owned by the Town of Stowe, was conserved by Stowe Land Trust and boasts summer athletic fun. Moscow is the home of Stowe’s annual Fourth of July Parade and “the world’s shortest marathon.”