About Belvidere, Vermont
Chartered: November 4, 1791 (Vermont Charter)
Area: 20,521 Acres = 32.06 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 191* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 44° 45′ W 72°41′
Altitude: 720 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 348 [ Population Rank: 230* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 10.9 [ Density Rank: 230* ]
Full Census Info: Town County State
*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Belvidere’s relative position among Vermont’s 255 civic entities (9 cities, 242 towns, 4 gores and grants). Complete rankings are here.
One of several Vermont parcels granted to New York City lawyer John Kelly, spelled Belvedere in the grant. Kelly was a land speculator on a grand scale, but more popular than many of his New York counterparts. After the Revolution, he worked closely with William Johnson (for whom the neighboring town of Johnson is named) in the effort to get Vermont admitted to the Union.
Kelly, being quite Irish, is believed to have named this town for Lake Belvedere, one of the most beautiful bodies of water in Ireland. The word itself is a translation from Italian for “beautiful view”; in Kelly’s time, as now, the word was also a common noun for a small or open summer house from which to enjoy the scenery.
Activities & Points of Interest
Goings-on in and near Belvidere
Calendar of Events provided by the Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing.
Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Copley Hospital (Morrisville) 802-888-4231′
Town Clerk: Shirley Brown 3996 VT RT 109 Belvidere, VT 05442
Churches, Ministries, Charitables
United Church of Christ : United Church of Christ
Lamoille North Supervisory Union 802-888-3142
Belvidere Central School 802-644-5836
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”).
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
Electric Vermont Electric Co-op 800-832-2667
Telephone Fairpoint 866-984-2001