About Rupert, Vermont
Chartered: August 20, 1761 (New Hampshire Grant)
Area: 28,659 Acres = 44.78 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 68* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 43° 15′ W 73°13′
Altitude: 824 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 714 [ Population Rank: 192* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 15.9 [ Density Rank: 212* ]
Full Census Info: Town County State
*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Rupert’s relative position among Vermont’s 255 civic entities (9 cities, 242 towns, 4 gores and grants). Complete rankings are here.
Historians agree that Benning Wentworth probably named the town for Prince Rupert (1619-82), Count Palatine of Rhine, Duke of Bavaria, Duke of Cumberland and Earl of Holderness, despite the fact that he had been dead nearly 80 years by the time of the Grants. He was a national hero beloved by all Englishmen.
One of Rupert’s first settlers, an original grantee, was Reuben Harmon, the metalsmith who was given the right to mint coins for the young Republic of Vermont in 1785. Harmon’s Mint was in East Rupert on a small stream now known as Hagar’s Brook.
Activities & Points of Interest
Goings-on in and near Rupert
Calendar of Events provided by the Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing.
Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Rutland Regional Medical Center (Rutland) 802-775-7111
Churches, Ministries, Charitables
United Church of Christ : United Church of Christ
United Methodist : Rupert UMC
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”).
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 Green Mountain Power 888-835-4672
Telephone Fairpoint 866-984-2001
Telephone Vermont Telephone Company 800-279-4049