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About Sudbury, Vermont
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Rutland County
Chartered: August 6, 1763 (New Hampshire Grant)
Area: 14,171 Acres = 22.14 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 218* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 43° 43' W 73°12'
Altitude: 572 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 560 [ Population Rank: 205* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 25.3 [ Density Rank: 162* ]
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*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Sudbury's relative position among Vermont's 255 civic entities (9 cities, 242 towns, 4 gores and grants). Complete rankings are here.

It has always been presumed that Sudbury was named for the English town in West Suffolk, or the Massachusetts town. It is entirely possible, however, that Benning Wentworth had one of his own kinsmen in mind. Wentworth had already used all of Augustus Henry Fitzroy's other titles in New Hampshire (Duke of Grafton) or Vermont (Earl of Arlington, Viscount Thetford), so why not (Baron) Sudbury?

Some old maps show a Hyde Manor, often mistaken for a place-name, but rather a hotel opened in 1801 by Pitt W. Hyde, fifth son of Jedediah Hyde, a prominent early settler for whom Hyde Park is named. Eventually the hotel passed to Arunah Hyde, a grandson for whom Hydeville in neighboring Castleton is named. By 1880 the hotel was five stories high and could accomodate two hundred guests. The building can still be seen on the east side of Route 30 about two miles south of Sudbury village.

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

Sudbury Historical Society

Contact Info
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Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Rutland Regional Medical Center (Rutland) 802-775-7111
Town Clerk:  Steve Sgorbati 36 Blacksmith Lane Sudbury, VT 05733
 802-623-7296
 M 9-4; W 7-9 p.m.; F 9-3; and by appt.

Churches, Ministries, Charitables
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Assemblies of God : Living Water AG 802-623-6172
United Church of Christ : United Church of Christ

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").

Whiting Leicester
Sudbury
Orwell Brandon
Benson
Hubbardton Pittsford

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
    Telephone Shoreham Telephone 802-897-9911

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