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About Corinth, Vermont
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Orange County
Chartered: February 4, 1764 (New Hampshire Grant)
Area: 30,945 Acres = 48.35 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 39* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 44° 01' W 72°17'
Altitude: 1,000 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 1,367 [ Population Rank: 109* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 28.3 [ Density Rank: 141* ]
Full Census Info: Town
  County  State

*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Corinth'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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One of only two towns to which Benning Wentworth gave a name from the ancient world. Except for Corinth and Jericho, Wentworth stuck to Anglo-Saxon names, many derived from the English peerage, the balance taken from the surnames of grantees, older colonial towns or English place-names.

It has been theorized that the grantees of Jericho, many of whom were members of the Onion River Company, asked for their town's name because it carried a general feeling of antiquity and commendation. Most of those grantees were interested in reselling their lands, and hence would have wanted a name with sales appeal. It is quite possible that the grantees of Corinth had the same idea; at least, the most exhaustive research has failed to uncover any other reason for the name.

Some present Corinth residents prefer to think their town's name derives from a village in England, where the name is spelled Corrinth, but no connection between that community and the grantees of Corinth has ever been discovered, and the English village is so tiny it does not even rate a listing in modern British gazetteers. All of the other Corinths in the United States got their names later than the Vermont town; indeed, some of those place-names are thought to have derived from Vermont's Corinth.

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 Corinth
Calendar of Events provided by the Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing.

Corinth Historical Society

Contact Info
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Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Central Vermont Medical Center (Berlin) 802-229-9121
Town Clerk:  Nancy Ertle PO Box 461 Corinth, VT 05039
 802-439-5850
 M 8-4; T 8-6, Th 9-3; 1st Sat. 10-12

Churches, Ministries, Charitables
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United Church of Christ : United Church of Christ

Schools
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Orange East Supervisory Union 802-222-5216
Waits River Valley School 802-439-5534

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").

Orange Topsham Newbury
Corinth
Washington Bradford
Chelsea Vershire West Fairlee

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).
    Cable Olsen's TV
    Electric Green Mountain Power 888-835-4672
    Electric Washington Electric Co-op 800-932-5245
    Telephone Fairpoint 866-984-2001
    Telephone Topsham Telephone 802-439-5325

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