Strafford, Vermont, New England USA

About Strafford, Vermont

Orange County
Chartered: August 12, 1761 (New Hampshire Grant)
Area: 28,329 Acres = 44.26 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 76* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 43° 52′ W 72°23′
Altitude: 930 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 1,098 [ Population Rank: 154* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 24.8 [ Density Rank: 171* ]
Full Census Info: Town County State

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

Like Strafford County in New Hampshire, named for one of Benning Wentworth’s family connections in England. In Wentworth’s time, his cousin William Wentworth was the Earl of Strafford who served as an aide to the King and Member of Parliament, following a distinguished career as a British dragoon officer.

Activities & Points of Interest

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

Senator Justin S. Morrill State Historic Site
Furnished seventeen-room Gothic Revival home (1849-50, pictured above) of Senator Justin Morrill, author of the Land Grant College Act. Justin Morrill Highway, Thursday-Monday, 11-5 pm, Admission, 802-828-3051.

Strafford Historical Society

Contact Info

Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Hanover, NH) 603-650-5000

Town Clerk: Lisa Kendall PO Box 27 Strafford, VT 05072
802-765-4411
M-Th 7:30-4:30

Churches, Ministries, Charitables

Roman Catholic : Our Lady of Light
Unitarian Universalist : Strafford Universalist Society 802-765-4295
United Church of Christ : United Church of Christ (South Strafford)

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”).

Chelsea

Vershire

West Fairlee

Tunbridge

Strafford

Thetford

Royalton

Sharon

Norwich

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

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