Ferdinand, Vermont, New England USA

About Ferdinand, Vermont

Essex County
Chartered: October 12, 1761 (New Hampshire Grant)
Area: 33,974 Acres = 53.08 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 22* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 44° 42′ W 71°45′
Population (US Census, 2010): 32 [ Population Rank: 247* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 0.6 [ Density Rank: 249* ]
Census Info: County State

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

In yet another obvious attempt to win favor with the Crown, Benning Wentworth named the town for a relative of King George III, Prince Karl Wilhelm Ferdinand of Brunswick-Lüneberg (see also Brunswick and Lunenburg).

Ferdinand is literally a place to pass through on your way to somewhere else: approximately five miles of Route 105 are the only road in town, connecting Brighton with Brunswick. A railroad crossing known as Wenlock is as close as we come to anything resembling a village. It was once Ferdinand’s lone post office, the majority of its business being the now defunct Beattie Lumber Mill. Wenlock was the name of a town that was divided between Ferdinand and Brunswick in 1853; the post office closed in 1923.

One of five towns (see also Averill, Glastenbury, Lewis and Somerset) in Vermont which have been discontinued for lack of interest, so to speak. Population levels have dropped to such a point (or never existed in the first place) that the towns have been disenfranchised (unincorporated). Rather than having its own government (Select Board, Town Clerk, etc.) the town’s affairs are administered by a state-appointed supervisor.

Contact Info

Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: North Country Hospital & Health Care (Newport) 802-334-7331

Supervisor: Gina Vigneault PO Box 417 Island Pond, VT 05846
802-723-5900

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”).

Brighton

Lewis

Brunswick

Newark

Ferdinand

Maidstone

East Haven

Granby

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

 

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