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About Cornwall, Vermont

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Addison County
Chartered: November 3, 1761 (New Hampshire Grant)
Area: 18,391 Acres = 28.74 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 203* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 43° 57' W 73°13'
Altitude: 374 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 1,185 [ Population Rank: 143* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 41.2 [ Density Rank: 111* ]
Full Census Info: Town
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*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Cornwall's relative position among Vermont's 255 civic entities (9 cities, 242 towns, 4 gores and grants). Complete rankings are here.

There are three possible associations to account for Benning Wentworth's choice of the name:

Firstly, some of the grantees lived in Litchfield County, Connecticut, where there is a town of Cornwall. Secondly, Cornwall in England was well known for flourishing agriculture, as well as being a copper and tin mining area. Last, but certainly not least, George III's father, Frederick Louis, had been Prince of Wales, Earl of Chester and Duke of Cornwall. His premature death in 1751 opened the way for George III to succeed his grandfather, King George II in 1760. While Prince Frederick was hardly missed by most (his own mother had called him "the greatest beast in the whole world"), George III was a sentimental sort who might appreciate Wentworth's gesture.

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

Cornwall Historical Society

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

Contact Info

Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Porter Medical Center (Middlebury) 802-388-7901
Town Clerk:  Susan Johnson 2629 Route 30 Cornwall, VT 05753
 T-F 9-5

Churches, Ministries, Charitables

United Church of Christ : 802-462-3111


Addison Central Supervisory Union 802-382-1274
Bingham Memorial School 802-462-2463

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").

Bridport Cornwall Middlebury
Shoreham Salisbury


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 Shoreham Telephone 802-897-9911

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    October 28, 2015