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About Andover, Vermont
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Windsor County
Chartered: October 13, 1761 (New Hampshire Grant)
Area: 18,499 Acres = 28.9 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 201* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 43° 17' W 72°42'
Altitude: 1,000 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 467 [ Population Rank: 211* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 16.2 [ Density Rank: 205* ]
Full Census Info: Town
  County  State

*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Andover's relative position among Vermont's 255 civic entities (9 cities, 242 towns, 4 gores and grants). Complete rankings are here.

Many of the grantees were from Connecticut; it is likely that this Andover is named for the one there, which in turn was named for the one in Massachusetts.

The town was nearly twice its present size when it was granted. However, a ridge of highlands (including the aptly named Terrible Mountain) made it virtually impossible to get from one side of the town to the other, so the western portion was made into the separate town of Weston in 1799.

Ironically, most of the Pease family, for whom the Andover village of Peaseville was named, found themselves in Weston after the split.

Material excerpted or adapted from Esther Munroe Swift's
Vermont Place-Names: Footprints of History
with the author's permission

Activities
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Goings-on in and near Andover
Calendar of Events provided by the Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing.

Contact Info
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Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Springfield Hospital (Springfield) 802-885-2151
Town Clerk:  Linda Bargfrede 953 Weston-Andover Road Andover, VT 05143
 802 875-2765
 M T Th F 9-1; W 11-3

Churches, Ministries, Charitables
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Nondenominational : Andover Community Church 802-875-3982

Neighboring Towns
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This is a basic geographic reference, intended to show relative location of adjacent towns. Directional accuracy is limited to 16 compass points. There isn't even the slightest suggestion that one can necessarily travel directly from one town to the next (as in "You can't get there from here").

Ludlow
Andover
Weston Chester
Londonderry Windham

Utilities
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Notes about utilities:

  • One electric or phone company indicates that company serves the entire town. More than one of either indicates each serves different areas of town.
  • A listed cable company MIGHT mean the entire town is covered, but not necessarily. More than one listed indicates each serves different areas of town.
  • Unless your area is one served by Vermont's only gas utility, your only option is bottled gas (any dealer).
    Electric Green Mountain Power 888-835-4672
    Telephone Vermont Telephone Company 800-279-4049

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