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Shrewsbury Sugar House
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About Shrewsbury, Vermont

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Rutland County
Chartered: September 4, 1761 (New Hampshire Grant)
Area: 32,165 Acres = 50.26 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 28* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 43° 31' W 72°52'
Altitude: 1,640 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 1,056 [ Population Rank: 146* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 21 [ Density Rank: 182* ]
Full Census Info: Town
  County  State

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

Undoubtedly named for the Earldom of Shrewsbury, though one cannot be certain which Earl Wentworth may have had in mind.

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

Bowman Mausoleum
(Cuttingsville Cemetery) , wealthy from his tanning business, Mr. Bowman built a mausoleum to hold the remains of his wife and children, including a life-size statue of himself, approaching the tomb in grief, flowers in hand. Immediately adjacent to Route 103 in the center of the village, winter months find the statue encased in a protective metal case.

Shrewsbury Historical Society

Covered Bridge (With Google Maps and satellite images):
Click Here for a map of all bridges in Rutland County.

Contact Info

Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Rutland Regional Medical Center (Rutland) 802-775-7111
Town Clerk:  Mark Goodwin 9823 Cold River Rd Shrewsbury, VT 05738
 M-Th 9-3

Churches, Ministries, Charitables

United Church of Christ : United Church of Christ


Rutland South Supervisory Union 802-775-3246
Shrewsbury Mountain School 802-492-3435

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").

Rutland Town Mendon
Clarendon Plymouth
Wallingford Mount Tabor


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
    Telephone Vermont Telephone Company 800-279-4049

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