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About Vershire, Vermont

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Orange County
Chartered: August 3, 1781 (Vermont Charter)
Area: 23,146 Acres = 36.17 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 174* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 43° 58' W 72°19'
Altitude: 1,200 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 730 [ Population Rank: 202* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 20.2 [ Density Rank: 204* ]
Full Census Info: Town
  County  State

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

The papers of Surveyors General James Whitelaw and Ira Allen show that, prior to its actual granting, the town was referred to as Number 7. The commonly accepted explanation for the current name is that it was coined by the Legislature, combining VER(mont) and (New Hamp)SHIRE. The name was changed to Ely in 1878 (see The Ely War), and back to Vershire in 1882 (not to be confused with the village of Ely in Fairlee.

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

Vershire Historical Society

Contact Info

Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Hanover, NH) 603-650-5000
Town Clerk:  Gene Craft 6894 VT RT 113 Vershire, VT 05079
 T-Th 9-4; 1st Sat 10-12

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").

Washington Corinth
Chelsea West Fairlee
Tunbridge Strafford Thetford


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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