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About Mount Tabor, Vermont
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Rutland County
Chartered: August 28, 1761 (New Hampshire Grant)
Area: 28,318 Acres = 44.25 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 77* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 43° 21' W 72°59'
Altitude: 1,670 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 255 [ Population Rank: 237* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 5.8 [ Density Rank: 239* ]
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*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Mount Tabor'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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Originally granted as Harwich, for Wills Hill, Earl of Hillsborough and Baron Harwich. The men who received the grant from Benning Wentworth, from Nine Partners (now Amenia), New York, had previously asked New York for a patent and had been refused.

The name was changed in 1803, mostly because of the similarity with Hardwick, and mail was always going to the wrong town. There is absolutely no doubt as to who the new name was honoring: Gideon Tabor, a Revolutionary War veteran with four years of service, who arrived in town in 1784. By the time he died in 1824, he had been Town Clerk for 28 years and Representative to the Legislature and Justice of the Peace for 30 years.

Today, all but about 3,000 acres of the town are part of the Green Mountain National Forest.

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

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

Contact Info
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Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Rutland Regional Medical Center (Rutland) 802-775-7111
Town Clerk:  William Basso II PO Box 245 Mount Tabor, VT 05739
 802-293-5282
 T W 9-12; Sat. by appt.

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").

Wallingford Mount Holly
Mount Tabor
Danby Weston
Dorset Peru Landgrove

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 Vermont Telephone Company 800-279-4049

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