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About Sheffield, Vermont

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Caledonia County
Chartered: October 25, 1793 (Vermont Charter)
Area: 21,003 Acres = 32.82 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 187* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 44° 36' W 72°07'
Altitude: 99 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 703 [ Population Rank: 189* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 21.4 [ Density Rank: 181* ]
Full Census Info: Town
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*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Sheffield's relative position among Vermont's 255 civic entities (9 cities, 242 towns, 4 gores and grants). Complete rankings are here.

There is a long-standing claim that the town was named for Sheffield, Yorkshire, England. Since the records show no connection between the grantees and the English town, it probably can be assumed that it is not the direct source of the name. Just as likely, the name took a more roundabout route: the town of Sheffield in Berkshire County, Massachusetts is just over the state line from Salisbury, Connecticut, known to have been the home of many of the original grantees of and settlers in the Vermont town. The Massachussetts town, in turn would likely have been named for the English 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

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

Sheffield Historical Society

Contact Info

Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (St. Johnsbury) 802-748-8141
Town Clerk:  William St. Peter PO Box 165 Sheffield, VT 05866
 M W F 9-3; W 5-8pm


Caledonia North Supervisory Union 802-626-6100
Miller's Run School 802-626-9755

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").

Glover Barton
Greensboro Sutton


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 Vermont Electric Co-op 800-832-2667
    Electric Washington Electric Co-op 800-932-5245
    Telephone Fairpoint 866-984-2001

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