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About Newport Town, Vermont
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Orleans County
Chartered: October 30, 1802 (Vermont Charter)
Area: 27,876 Acres = 43.56 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 81* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 44° 57' W 72°19'
Altitude: 792 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 1,594 [ Population Rank: 106* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 36.6 [ Density Rank: 123* ]
Full Census Info: Town
  County  State

*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Newport Town'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 Duncansborough, after one of several Duncans named in the grant, all of whom appear to have lived in Dummerston. The petition was in 1780 and the grant a year later, but the charter was not issued for another twenty. The records of Vermont surveyors show that the Legislature made many grants in the northern part of the state without first ascertaining the location of existing town lines. The result was chaos, and the government spent years calling in charters and rewriting them to resolve the conflicts.

The 1816 Legislature added two parcels of land to Duncansborough: Coventry Leg and a chunk of the old town of Salem, the rest of which went to Derby. As for the new name, it is possible that post-Revolutionary settlers from New Hampshire or Rhode Island brought Newport with them; it may also be a combination reference to the "new" town and the presence of Lake Memphremagog.

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

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:  Denise Daigle PO Box 85 Newport Center, VT 05857
 802-334-6442
 M-Th 7-4:30

Churches, Ministries, Charitables
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United Methodist : Newport Center UMC (Newport Center) 802-988-2640

Schools
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North Country Supervisory Union 802-334-5847
Newport Town School 802-334-5201

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").

Quebec, Canada
Newport Town
Troy Newport
Coventry
Lowell Irasburg

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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