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About Baltimore, Vermont
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Windsor County
Chartered: October 19, 1793 (Vermont Act of Incorporation)
Area: 3,016 Acres = 4.71 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 249* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 43° 21' W 72°34'
Altitude: 1,067 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 244 [ Population Rank: 234* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 51.8 [ Density Rank: 82* ]
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*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Baltimore's relative position among Vermont's 255 civic entities (9 cities, 242 towns, 4 gores and grants). Complete rankings are here.

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Baltimore was created out of the southeastern corner of Cavendish, that portion being almost totally cut off from the parent town by the long steep ridge of Hawks Mountain.

There has never been a satisfactory explanation for the use of this name in Vermont. The city in Maryland was named for George Calvert, first Baron Baltimore, who was granted that colony in 1632 (no evident connection). The word itself is Celtic for "large town"; appropriate for Calvert's colony, perhaps, but hardly for this Vermont town. Coincidentally, there is also a Baltimore in Ireland, not much larger than this one.

Starch making was big here in the 1820's and 1830's, when the population reached 200; since the Civil War there have been fewer than 100 residents. At just over 3,000 acres, it is one of the smallest towns in the state, and one of a handful which has never had either its own Post Office or a recognizable village.

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 Baltimore
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:  Debby Bean 1902 Baltimore Road Baltimore, VT 05143
 802-263-5274
 W 4-6pm; Th 9-11; and by appt.

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").

Cavendish
Baltimore
Weathersfield
Chester Springfield

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 TDS Telecom 888-225-5837

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