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About Danby, Vermont

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Rutland County
Chartered: August 27, 1761 (New Hampshire Grant)
Area: 26,672 Acres = 41.68 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 100* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 43° 21' W 73°00'
Altitude: 790 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 1,311 [ Population Rank: 119* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 31.5 [ Density Rank: 136* ]
Full Census Info: Town
  County  State

*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Danby's relative position among Vermont's 255 civic entities (9 cities, 242 towns, 4 gores and grants). Complete rankings are here.

Grantees were from Nine Partners (now Amenia), New York.

Two possibilities exist for the name, each honoring different men: Thomas Osborne, Earl of Danby and Leeds, or Basil Fielding Earl of Denbigh. The second possibility is dependent on 18th century spelling being more phonetic than precise. Denbigh would have been pronounced "Denby" or "Danby".

Site of one of the earliest (and the deepest) marble quarries in the US.

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

Mount Tabor / Danby Historical Society

Contact Info

Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Rutland Regional Medical Center (Rutland) 802-775-7111
Town Clerk:  Janice Arnold PO Box 231 Danby, VT 05739
 M-Th 9-12 and 1-4

Churches, Ministries, Charitables

Roman Catholic : Holy Trinity


Bennington Rutland Supervisory Union 802-362-2452
Currier Memorial Elementary School 802-293-5191

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").

Wells Tinmouth Wallingford
Pawlet Mount Tabor
Rupert Dorset


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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