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About Randolph, Vermont
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Orange County
Chartered: June 29, 1781 (Vermont Charter)
Area: 30,796 Acres = 48.12 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 41* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 43° 56' W 72°40'
Altitude: 694 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 4,778 [ Population Rank: 29* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 99.3 [ Density Rank: 36* ]
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*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Randolph'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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A group of men from Hanover, New Hampshire formed a company to purchase a town in Vermont, and set about locating the owners of a tract originally patented by New York as Middlesex (covering parts of present-day Randolph and Bethel). One of the group, having searched all over New York and New Jersey, reported that the patent holders could not be found. The group then applied to Vermont for a charter and it was granted.

Vermont was making every effort to have Congress accept her into the Union, thus it is easy to see that the name honors Edmund Randolph, briefly an aide to Washington, then one of Virginia's delegates to the Constitutional Congress. He ultimately declined to sign the Constitution, not believing it republican enough, but favored Virginia's ratification of the document for the sake of political expediency. Just five weeks after this town was chartered, Congress appointed a committee of five to confer with a committee from the New Hampshire Grants (Vermont) regarding the question of admitting Vermont to the Union. Edmund Randolph was one of the five men appointed to the Congressional Committee. It would be another ten years before Vermont became the fourteenth state, but in the summer of 1781, it certainly must have looked like the goal was in sight.

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

Randolph Historical Society

Covered Bridges (With Google Maps and satellite images):
Braley      Gifford      Hyde     
Click Here for a map of all bridges in Orange County.

Contact Info
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Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Gifford Medical Center (Randolph) 802-728-7000
Town Clerk:  Joyce Mazzucco Drawer B Randolph, VT 05060
 802-728-5433
 M-F 8-4:30

Churches, Ministries, Charitables
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Episcopal : St. John 802-728-9910
Roman Catholic : Sts. Donatian & Rogatian
United Church of Christ : United Church of Christ
United Church of Christ : United Church of Christ (Randolph Center)
United Methodist : United Church Of Randolph 802-728-3228

Schools
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Orange Southwest Supervisory Union 802-728-5052
Randolph Schools 802-728-9555
Randolph Technical Career Center 802-728-9595
Randolph Union High School 802-728-3397

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").

Brookfield Chelsea
Randolph
Braintree Tunbridge
Rochester Bethel Royalton

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
    Electric Washington Electric Co-op 800-932-5245
    Telephone Fairpoint 866-984-2001

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