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About Guildhall, Vermont

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Essex County
Chartered: October 10, 1761 (New Hampshire Grant)
Area: 21,107 Acres = 32.98 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 186* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 44° 34' W 71°34'
Altitude: 874 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 261 [ Population Rank: 232* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 7.9 [ Density Rank: 234* ]
Full Census Info: Town
  County  State

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

Nobody is quite sure what Wentworth had in mind with this name. There is only one other place in the world where it is used, and that is London's Guildhall, the equivalent of a New England town hall: built in 1411, destroyed in the great fire of 1666, rebuilt, and destroyed again in World War II. Perhaps as substantiation, perhaps not, Guildhall's Town Hall is conspicuously called The "Guild Hall."

Another possibility is a play on the name of the principal grantee and four other family members of the same name: Hall.

Many early records spell the name "Gilhall", reflecting the Vermonter's tendency to soften of skip entirely the "d" sound in many words.

Material excerpted or adapted from Esther Munroe Swift's
Vermont Place-Names: Footprints of History
with the author's permission


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

Contact Info

Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (St. Johnsbury) 802-748-8141
Town Clerk:  George Blakeslee PO Box 10 Guildhall, VT 05905
 T 9-3; Th 12-6


Essex Caledonia Supervisory Union 802-695-3373
Guildhall Elementary School 802-676-3955

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").

Granby Maidstone
New Hampshire


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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