Fairfax, Vermont, New England USA

About Fairfax, Vermont

Franklin County
Chartered: August 18, 1763 (New Hampshire Grant)
Area: 25,854 Acres = 40.4 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 110* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 44° 40′ W 73°01′
Altitude: 349 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 4,285 [ Population Rank: 41* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 106.1 [ Density Rank: 44* ]
Full Census Info: Town County State

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

The list of grantees was headed by the New York businessman Edward Burling, who was also included in Benning Wentworth’sgrants for Shelburne, Colchester, Essex, Huntington and Jericho. See also Burlington.

Although there is no certainty about it, this Vermont town was probably named for Thomas Fairfax, the sixth Baron Fairfax, along with nearly a dozen other places in the US. He was born at Leeds Castle, Kent, England, in 1693. Around 1747 his paternal estate was sold to satisfy his father’s creditors, and he emigrated to Virginia to take up residence on the estate of his maternal grandfather, the second Baron Culpeper. Well known throughout the colonies, Fairfax was a close friend of George Washington: it was he who befriended the teenaged Washington by giving him the job of surveying and mapping the Fairfax estates. He held many town and county offices and, even though he remained firmly a loyalist, he was accorded all the rights of citizenship, and was never molested during the Revolution. He died in 1781.

Activities & Points of Interest

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

Fairfax Historical Society

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

Contact Info

Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Northwestern Medical Center (St. Albans) 802-524-5911

Town Clerk: Deborah Woodward PO Box 27 Fairfax, VT 05454
802-849-6111
1st and 3rd M 9-4 and 6-8 p.m.; T-F 9-4

Churches, Ministries, Charitables

Roman Catholic : St. Luke
United Methodist : Binghamville UMC 802-849-6588
United Methodist : United Church Of Fairfax 802-849-6588

Schools

Franklin West Supervisory Union 802-849-2283
Bellows Free Academy 802-849-6711

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”).

St. Albans Town

Fairfield

Georgia

Fairfax

Fletcher

Milton

Cambridge

Westford

Underhill

Businesses & Services

Rocheleau Appraisal
Fast Friendly Service for Northwestern Vermont

Utilities

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
    Electric Vermont Electric Co-op 800-832-2667
    Telephone Fairpoint 866-984-2001

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