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About Pittsford, Vermont
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Rutland County
Chartered: October 12, 1761 (New Hampshire Grant)
Area: 27,811 Acres = 43.45 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 83* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 43° 42' W 73°02'
Altitude: 560 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 2,991 [ Population Rank: 55* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 68.8 [ Density Rank: 61* ]
Full Census Info: Town
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*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Pittsford'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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Like many cities and towns in the US, this one was named for William Pitt ("the Great Commoner"). Benning Wentworth also named Chatham, New Hampshire in his honor when he was created Earl of Chatham in 1766.

Pitt is generally considered to have been one of the best friends the colonies ever had. Perhaps because he came from a small town himself, he seemed to understand the needs and hopes of the colonist as no one else did. Once, speaking about British taxes imposed on the Colonies, he said that if he lived there he would not pay them. King George II twice dismissed Pitt from office because of his stand on the Colonies, and twice recalled him under the weight of public opinion. After his recall in 1757, Pitt virtually became Prime Minister, with full control of foreign and military affairs. It was he who planned the expeditions and selected the commanders Wolfe and Amherst who, with British and colonial forces, drove the French from Canada and indirectly set the stage for the Revolution.

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

Pittsford Historical Society

Covered Bridges (With Google Maps and satellite images):
Cooley      Depot      Gorham      Hammond     
Click Here for a map of all bridges in Rutland County.

Contact Info
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Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Rutland Regional Medical Center (Rutland) 802-775-7111
Town Clerk:  Helen McKinlay PO Box 10 Pittsford, VT 05763
 802-483-6500
 M-W 8-4:30; Th 8-6; F 8-3; and by appt.

Churches, Ministries, Charitables
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Nondenominational : Vermont Christian Riders - T.E.A.M.- Motorcyclists For Jesus Ministries 802-483-2540
Roman Catholic : St. Alphonsus Ligouri
United Church of Christ : United Church of Christ

Schools
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Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union 802-247-5757
Lothrop School 802-483-2242

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").

Sudbury Brandon
Hubbardton Pittsford Chittenden
Castleton Mendon
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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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