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About Orange, Vermont

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Orange County
Chartered: August 11, 1781 (Vermont Charter)
Area: 24,934 Acres = 38.96 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 145* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 44° 09' W 72°24'
Altitude: 1,500 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 1,072 [ Population Rank: 167* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 27.5 [ Density Rank: 167* ]
Full Census Info: Town
  County  State

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

Many histories have said that county and town were named for William of Orange, who ascended the British throne as William III in 1689. Had Benning Wentworth had anything to do with it, this would not be outside the realm of possibility. However...

Given that both the county and the town were named during the Revolution, and given that folks weren't inclined to go about naming places after British monarchs at that point, it is more like that the the inspiration lies with the town of Orange in either Connecticut or Massachusetts.

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

Contact Info

Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Central Vermont Medical Center (Berlin) 802-229-9121
Town Clerk:  Kathie Felch PO Box 233 East Barre, VT 05649
 M-F 8-12 and 1-4


Orange North Supervisory Union 802-433-5818
Orange Center School 802-476-3278

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").

Plainfield Groton
Barre Town Topsham
Washington Corinth


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 Vermont Electric Co-op 800-832-2667
    Electric Washington Electric Co-op 800-932-5245
    Telephone Fairpoint 866-984-2001
    Telephone Topsham Telephone 802-439-5325

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