About Clarendon, Vermont
Chartered: September 5, 1761 (New Hampshire Grant)
Area: 20,157 Acres = 31.5 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 193* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 43° 31′ W 72°58′
Altitude: 600 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 2,571 [ Population Rank: 61* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 81.6 [ Density Rank: 46* ]
Full Census Info: Town County State
*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Clarendon’s relative position among Vermont’s 255 civic entities (9 cities, 242 towns, 4 gores and grants). Complete rankings are here.
The name has always been said to be in honor of the Earl of Clarendon, but historians have a difficult time agreeing which of several Benning Wentworth may have had in mind. He may actually have been thinking of the town of Clarendon, Wiltshire, which in 1164 was the scene of a council of barons and bishops which issued the Consitution of Clarendon, severely limiting the rights of the clergy.
The village of Clarendon Springs once boasted that over 2,500 people came to “take the waters” every summer.
Activities & Points of Interest
Goings-on in and near Clarendon
Calendar of Events provided by the Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing.
Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Rutland Regional Medical Center (Rutland) 802-775-7111
Town Clerk: Joyce Pedone PO Box 30 Clarendon, VT 05759
Churches, Ministries, Charitables
Congregational : The Brick Church at Clarendon 802-773-3873
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).
Cable Comcast 800-266-2278
Electric Green Mountain Power 888-835-4672
Telephone Vermont Telephone Company 800-279-4049