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About Salisbury, Vermont

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Addison County
Chartered: November 3, 1761 (New Hampshire Grant)
Area: 19,262 Acres = 30.1 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 198* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 43° 54' W 73°06'
Altitude: 340 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 1,136 [ Population Rank: 149* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 37.7 [ Density Rank: 119* ]
Full Census Info: Town
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*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Salisbury's relative position among Vermont's 255 civic entities (9 cities, 242 towns, 4 gores and grants). Complete rankings are here.

Most of the grantees were from Salisbury, Connecticut, and while the town of origin sometimes had something to do with the naming of the new town, it is more than coincidence that when Benning Wentworth executed the grant, James Cecil was the sixth Earl of Salisbury. Cecil was noted more as a horseman than for anything else, but Wentworth simply could not pass up the opportunity to flatter a nobleman.

Few of the grantees actually settled in the town, instead selling their rights to friends and neighbors, the best known of which were the Storys.

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

Branbury State Park

Salisbury Historical Society

Contact Info

Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Porter Medical Center (Middlebury) 802-388-7901
Town Clerk:  Susan Scott POBox 66 Salisbury, VT 05769
 T 9-3; Th 11-6 & by appt.

Churches, Ministries, Charitables

United Church of Christ : United Church of Christ


Addison Central Supervisory Union 802-382-1274
Salisbury Community School 802-352-4291

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").

Cornwall Salisbury Ripton
Whiting Leicester


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

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