Sandgate, Vermont, New England USA

About Sandgate, Vermont

Bennington County
Chartered: August 11, 1761 (New Hampshire Grant)
Area: 27,086 Acres = 42.32 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 93* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 43° 09′ W 73°12′
Altitude: 766 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 405 [ Population Rank: 224* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 9.6 [ Density Rank: 232* ]
Full Census Info: Town County State

*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Sandgate’s relative position among Vermont’s 255 civic entities (9 cities, 242 towns, 4 gores and grants). Complete rankings are here.

Sandgate was granted the same day as Manchester, and many of the same surnames appear in both grants.

Residents have always said that their town is named for the English town of the same name. Sandgate, Kent is on the English Channel, and the name there means “the gate to a sandy shore.” The English town is noted only for the ruins of a castle built for Henry VIII, but possibly the men who got the grant for the town in Vermont had connections with the older community. The name has been used in only one other place, a resort community on Brisbane Bay, Australia.

Like many of the towns in Bennington County, Sandgate was settled quite early, and by the beginning of the 19th Century the population had passed the 1,000 mark. Twenty years later, a long decline started, reflected in almost every census since.

Activities

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

Contact Info

Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Southwestern Medical Center (Bennington) 802-442-6361

Town Clerk: Marlene Roderick 3266 Sandgate Road Sandgate, VT 05250
802.375.9075
T W 9:30-12:30; and by appt.

Churches, Ministries, Charitables

United Methodist : Sandgate UMC 802-375-2254

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”).

Rupert

Dorset

New York

Sandgate

Manchester

Arlington

Sunderland

Utilities

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

AYR - Sandgate - Scotland picture

AYR - Sandgate - Scotland

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Postcard Toll Gate lower Sandgate Rd Folkstone UK picture

Postcard Toll Gate lower Sandgate Rd Folkstone UK

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Riviera from Sandgate Castle RPPC Folkestone England REAL PHOTO Antique KENT picture

Riviera from Sandgate Castle RPPC Folkestone England REAL PHOTO Antique KENT

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UK The Riviera Sandgate 06.87 picture

UK The Riviera Sandgate 06.87

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Sandgate, Ayr, Scotland Street Scene Tuck Oilette Art c1910s Vintage Postcard picture

Sandgate, Ayr, Scotland Street Scene Tuck Oilette Art c1910s Vintage Postcard

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.1908 Colour Postcard. Rare View of The Pier, Sandgate, QLD. picture

.1908 Colour Postcard. Rare View of The Pier, Sandgate, QLD.

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Sandgate, Folkestone, Kent, England ca.1910 picture

Sandgate, Folkestone, Kent, England ca.1910

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The Evergreen Recreation Hall Sandgate Vermont Postcard picture

The Evergreen Recreation Hall Sandgate Vermont Postcard

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UK View of Sandgate from the Leas 06.87 picture

UK View of Sandgate from the Leas 06.87

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