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About Topsham, Vermont
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Orange County
Chartered: August 15, 1763 (New Hampshire Grant)
Area: 31,361 Acres = 49 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 34* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 44° 12' W 72°15'
Altitude: 1,284 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 1,173 [ Population Rank: 141* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 23.9 [ Density Rank: 173* ]
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*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Topsham's relative position among Vermont's 255 civic entities (9 cities, 242 towns, 4 gores and grants). Complete rankings are here.

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One of only three places in the world with this name; in all three, the pronunciation is with the accent on the first syllable (TOP-sum).

Locally, it is said that the name comes from Topsham, Maine, and this appears to be borne out by the fact that some of the first settlers came from there. Unquestionably, they had bought their land from the original grantees, who were either friends or neighbors. Maine's Topsham was settled in 1730, and most probably named for Topsham, Devonshire, England.

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

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

Contact Info
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Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Central Vermont Medical Center (Berlin) 802-229-9121
Town Clerk:  Cynthia Flannigan PO Box 69 Topsham, VT 05076
 802-439-5505
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Churches, Ministries, Charitables
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Nazarene : Church of the Nazarene (West Topsham) 802-439-5108
United Methodist : New Hope UMC (West Topsham) 802-439-6551

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").

Groton Ryegate
Topsham
Orange Newbury
Corinth

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 Vermont Electric Co-op 800-832-2667
    Electric Washington Electric Co-op 800-932-5245
    Telephone Fairpoint 866-984-2001
    Telephone Topsham Telephone 802-439-5325

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