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About Sharon, Vermont
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Windsor County
Chartered: August 17, 1761 (New Hampshire Grant)
Area: 25,702 Acres = 40.16 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 114* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 43° 47' W 72°27'
Altitude: 500 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 1,502 [ Population Rank: 111* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 37.4 [ Density Rank: 122* ]
Full Census Info: Town
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*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Sharon's relative position among Vermont's 255 civic entities (9 cities, 242 towns, 4 gores and grants). Complete rankings are here.

Undoubtedly named for Sharon, Connecticut, where most of the town's grantees and many of the subsequent settlers lived, which had been named during the religious revival of the 1730's and '40's known as the Great Awakening. In Biblical times Palestine's Plain of Sharon was celebrated for its fertility and as the place where the youth David tended his sheep. The name was as suitable for the new town in Vermont as it had been for the older town in Connecticut. The Vermont town has the White River, bordered by its fertile intervale lands, flowing more or less diagonally through its center. Certainly the men who petitioned Benning Wentworth for the town had looked over the land and knew it was rich and well suited to farming.

Birthplace of Joseph Smith, founder of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (the Mormons), for whom there is a monument in the town.

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

Activities & Points of Interest
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Goings-on in and near Sharon
Calendar of Events provided by the Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing.

Sharon Historical Society

Contact Info
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Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Hanover, NH) 603-650-5000
Town Clerk:  Debra St. Peter PO Box 250 Sharon, VT 05065
 802-763-8268
 M-Th 7-4:30

Churches, Ministries, Charitables
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United Church of Christ : United Church of Christ

Schools
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Orange Windsor Supervisory Union 802-763-8840
Sharon Elementary School 802-763-7425

Neighboring Towns
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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").

Tunbridge Strafford Thetford
Sharon
Royalton Norwich
Pomfret Hartford

Utilities
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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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