Wells, Vermont, New England USA

About Wells, Vermont

Rutland County
Chartered: September 15, 1761 (New Hampshire Grant)
Area: 14,846 Acres = 23.2 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 215* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 43° 25′ W 73°12′
Altitude: 502 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 1,150 [ Population Rank: 145* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 49.6 [ Density Rank: 91* ]
Full Census Info: Town County State

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

Named for Wells, Somerset, England, which, in Benning Wentworth’s time, was known for a small but particularly lovely cathedral dating from the 13th and 14th Centuries, and as a manufacturing center for woolen broadcloth.

The area comprising present-day Wells and Poultney had been patented by New York as St. Catherine’s (throughout the world, many a homesick Englishman has named a point of land St. Catherine’s: for most colonials coming to the New World from England, the last sight they had of home was St. Catherine’s Point on the Isle of Wight). All that remains of the New York patent is the name: Lake St. Catherine, a popular summer camp and state park area (the state park itself lies in Poultney) and its companion St. Catherine Mountain.

Activities & Points of Interest

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

Wells Historical Society

Contact Info

Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Rutland Regional Medical Center (Rutland) 802-775-7111

Town Clerk: Nora Sargent PO Box 585 Wells, VT 05774
802.645.0486
M W Th 7:30-3:30; T 11-6; and by appt

Churches, Ministries, Charitables

Anglican : St. David’s
Episcopal : St. Paul
United Methodist : Wells 802-325-3038

Schools

Rutland Southwest Supervisory Union 802-287-5286
Wells Village School 802-645-0386

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”).

Poultney

Middletown Springs

New York

Wells

Tinmouth

Pawlet

Danby

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).
    Cable Comcast 800-266-2278
    Electric Green Mountain Power 888-835-4672
    Telephone Fairpoint 866-984-2001
    Telephone Vermont Telephone Company 800-279-4049

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