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Reading Community Church
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About Reading, Vermont

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Windsor County
Chartered: June 6, 1761 (New Hampshire Grant)
Area: 26,659 Acres = 41.65 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 101* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 43° 27' W 72°33'
Altitude: 754 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 666 [ Population Rank: 191* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 16 [ Density Rank: 207* ]
Full Census Info: Town
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*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Reading's relative position among Vermont's 255 civic entities (9 cities, 242 towns, 4 gores and grants). Complete rankings are here.

Probably named for Reading, Massachusetts, only because many of the grantees came from there. That town, in turn, had been split off from Lynn in 1644 and named for the old market town on the River Thames in Berkshire, England.

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

Activities & Points of Interest

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

Reading Historical Society

Contact Info

Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Hanover, NH) 603-650-5000
Town Clerk:  Calista Brennan PO Box 72 Reading, VT 05062
 M-Th 8-4, first S of each month 9-12


Windsor Central Supervisory Union 802-457-1213
Reading Elementary School 802-484-7230

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").

Bridgewater Woodstock
Plymouth West Windsor
Ludlow Cavendish Weathersfield


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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