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1915 postcard depicting White River Junction.
The view hasn't changed much.
Postcard courtesy Hartford Historical Society and Main Street Museum

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About Hartford, Vermont
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Windsor County
Including: Quechee, Wilder
Chartered: July 4, 1761 (New Hampshire Grant)
Area: 29,438 Acres = 46 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 54* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 43° 40' W 72°21'
Altitude: 371 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 9,952 [ Population Rank: 8* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 216.3 [ Density Rank: 17* ]
Full Census Info: Town
  County  State

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

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Since some of the grantees and many later settlers came from Connecticut, it is assumed that this town is named for that state's Hartford, which in turn is thought to have been named for Hertford, England, meaning "a stag (hert or hart) ford". In Benning Wentworth's time, e and a were often interchanged, and both were pronounced "ar".

As with Bellows Falls in Rockingham and Wells River in Newbury, the village of White River Junction carries a considerably higher recognition factor than the town in which it is located.

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

Quechee State Park

Hartford Historical Society

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

Contact Info
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Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Hanover, NH) 603-650-5000
Town Clerk:  Mary (Beth) Hill 171 Bridge Street White River Jct., VT 05001
 802-295-2785
 M-F 8-5

Churches, Ministries, Charitables
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Episcopal : St. Paul (White River Junction) 802-295-5415
Nondenominational : Revival Connections 802-295-5248
Roman Catholic : St. Anthony (White River Junction)
United Church of Christ : United Church of Christ
United Church of Christ : United Church of Christ (Quechee)
United Methodist : White River Junction UMC (White River Junction) 802-295-7091

Schools
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Hartford School District 802-295-8600
Dothan Brook School 802-295-8647
Hartford Area Career and Technology Center 802-295-8630
Hartford High School 802-295-8610
Hartford Memorial Middle School 802-295-8640
White River School 802-295-8650

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").

Sharon Norwich
Hartford
Pomfret New Hampshire
Woodstock Hartland

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).
    Cable Comcast 800-266-2278
    Electric Green Mountain Power 888-835-4672
    Telephone Fairpoint 866-984-2001

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