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About Eden, Vermont
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Lamoille County
Chartered: August 28, 1781 (Vermont Charter)
Area: 40,958 Acres = 64 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 5* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 44° 42' W 72°33'
Altitude: 1,111 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 1,323 [ Population Rank: 138* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 20.7 [ Density Rank: 200* ]
Full Census Info: Town
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*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Eden's relative position among Vermont's 255 civic entities (9 cities, 242 towns, 4 gores and grants). Complete rankings are here.

Eden was chartered to a group of Green Mountain Boys officers and troops and heirs of men killed in the Revolution. The list of 72 names reads like a veritable "Who's Who of Vermont", virtually all of the men who figured in the conduct of the revolt itself or in the establishment of the Republic.

The town was chartered to the veterans in the hopes that it would be a post-war "Eden" to them; however, as far as can be determined, none of the them ever settled there. It was not at all topographically suited to live up to its Biblical name. Rough and mountainous (several peaks over 2,000 feet), with numerous lakes and rivers, and not settled until after 1800.

Lake Eden offers summer camping.

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

Eden Historical Society

Contact Info
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Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Copley Hospital (Morrisville) 802-888-4231
Town Clerk:  Candace Vear 71 Old Schoolhouse Road Eden Mills, VT 05653
 802-635-2528
 M-Th 8-4

Churches, Ministries, Charitables
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Roman Catholic : St. Gabriel
United Church of Christ : United Church of Christ (Eden Mills)

Schools
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Lamoille North Supervisory Union 802-888-3142
Eden Central School 802-635-6630

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").

Belvidere Montgomery Lowell
Eden
Albany
Johnson
Hyde Park Craftsbury

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).
    Electric Morrisville Water & Light Department 802-888-3348
    Electric Vermont Electric Co-op 800-832-2667
    Telephone Fairpoint 866-984-2001

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