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About Morgan, Vermont
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Orleans County
Chartered: November 6, 1780 (Vermont Charter)
Area: 21,839 Acres = 34.12 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 182* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 44° 55' W 72°01'
Altitude: 1,384 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 749 [ Population Rank: 198* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 22 [ Density Rank: 195* ]
Full Census Info: Town
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*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Morgan's relative position among Vermont's 255 civic entities (9 cities, 242 towns, 4 gores and grants). Complete rankings are here.

Chartered as Caldersburgh, after brothers John and Inneas Calder.

There is a bit of a mystery regarding the change to Morgan in 1801: some histories say that settlers changed the name to that of the grantee from whom they had purchased their land, however, there was no such grantee. There is, however, proof that the land had been purchased from a John Morgan; presumably he had acquired it from the original grantees. He may be the same John Morgan named in the grant documents of neighboring Derby. To top it off, there were no settlers until after the name change.

Lake Seymour was named for Israel Seymour, one of the original grantees. Natives called it Namagonic ("salmon trout spearing place"); it remains a sporting paradise today.

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

Morgan Historical Society

Orleans County Historical Society

Contact Info
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Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: North Country Hospital & Health Care (Newport) 802-334-7331
Town Clerk:  TammyLee Morin PO Box 45 Morgan, VT 05853
 802-895-2927
 M Th 8-4; T W 8-3

Schools
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North Country Supervisory Union 802-334-5847
E. Taylor Hatton School 802-895-2916

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").

Holland
Morgan
Derby Warners Grant
Charleston Brighton

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

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