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About Clarendon, Vermont

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Rutland County
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.

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

Activities & Points of Interest

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

Covered Bridge (With Google Maps and satellite images):
Click Here for a map of all bridges in Rutland County.

Contact Info

Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Rutland Regional Medical Center (Rutland) 802-775-7111
Town Clerk:  Gloria Menard PO Box 30 Clarendon, VT 05759
 M-Th 10-4

Churches, Ministries, Charitables

Congregational : The Brick Church at Clarendon 802-773-3873


Rutland South Supervisory Union 802-775-3246
Clarendon Elementary School 802-775-5379
Mill River Union High School 802-775-3451

Neighboring Towns

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").

West Rutland Rutland Town Mendon
Ira Shrewsbury
Tinmouth Wallingford


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

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