Saxtons River, Vermont, New England USA

About Saxtons River, Vermont

Village in the town of Rockingham, Windham County

Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 72° 30′ W 43°08′
Census Info: County State

This busy little community is the home of the Vermont Academy, founded in 1876. The village has its name from the nearby stream which is said to have been so named because, long before the town was established, a surveyor named Saxton fell into the stream.

That Saxton actually fell in the stream might be questioned, but it is certain that a surveyor by that name did map the area many years before Benning Wentworth started granting land in the area during the early 1750’s. Indeed, the grant for Westminster in 1752 cites Saxtons River as one of the survey points for that town’s boundaries.

Activities & Points of Interest

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

Saxtons River Historical Society

Contact Info

Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Rockingham Memorial Hospital (Bellows Falls) 802-463-3903

Rockingham Town Clerk: Doreen Aldrich PO Box 339 Bellows Falls, VT 05101
802-463-4336
M-F 8:30-4:30

Churches, Ministries, Charitables

Roman Catholic : St. Edmund of Canterbury
United Church of Christ : United Church of Christ

Schools

Windham Northeast Supervisory Union 802-463-9958
Saxtons River Elementary School 802-869-2637
Vermont Academy

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).
    Cable Comcast 800-266-2278
    Electric Green Mountain Power 888-835-4672
    Telephone Vermont Telephone Company 800-279-4049

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