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About Bridport, Vermont
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Addison County
Chartered: October 9, 1761 (New Hampshire Grant)
Area: 29,642 Acres = 46.32 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 50* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 43° 59' W 73°19'
Altitude: 320 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 1,218 [ Population Rank: 126* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 26.3 [ Density Rank: 155* ]
Full Census Info: Town
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*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Bridport's relative position among Vermont's 255 civic entities (9 cities, 242 towns, 4 gores and grants). Complete rankings are here.

It has long been held that the town was named for Admiral Alexander Hood, first Viscount Bridport, whose family gave England several illustrious naval officers. However, since the title had not even been created when Benning Wentworth granted and named the town (in fact, not for another 34 years), it is much more likely that he named it for the town of Bridport, Dorsetshire. Wentworth had used names of other towns in that area for towns in both New Hampshire and The Grants.

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

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

Bridport Historical Society

Contact Info
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Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Porter Medical Center (Middlebury) 802-388-7901
Town Clerk:  Valerie Bourgeois PO Box 27 Bridport, VT 05734
 802-758-2483
 M T W F 9-4; Th 9-12

Churches, Ministries, Charitables
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Roman Catholic : St. Bernadette

Schools
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Addison Central Supervisory Union 802-382-1274
Bridport Central School 802-758-2331

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").

Addison Weybridge
Bridport
Lake Champlain Cornwall
Shoreham

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 Waitsfield & Champlain Valley Telecom 802-496-3391

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