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About Westfield, Vermont
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Orleans County
Chartered: May 15, 1780 (Vermont Charter)
Area: 25,608 Acres = 40.01 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 119* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 44° 53' W 72°26'
Altitude: 825 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 536 [ Population Rank: 210* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 13.4 [ Density Rank: 221* ]
Full Census Info: Town
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*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Westfield'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 several towns, others being Berkshire, Enosburgh, Montgomery, Richford and Wyllis (now Jay) granted by the fledgling Republic of Vermont as a means of raising money to support her troops (the Continental Congress had refused to help). The Committee which suggested the granting of the towns also recommended the seizure of "provisions where they can be found in the hands of any person over and above the wants of his family." Yes, these were desparate times.

There can be but one source of the the name: one of the grantees was the Honorable William West of Scituate, Rhode Island. Its effort to be admitted to the Union having been rebuffed several times by the Continental Congress, Vermont enlisted the help of the other New England governors. West was Rhode Island's delegate to the resulting conference, and Vermont counted heavily on his support.

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

Orleans County Historical Society

Westfield Historical Society

Contact Info
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Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: North Country Hospital & Health Care (Newport) 802-334-7331
Town Clerk:  Connie LaPlume 38 School St Westfield, VT 05874
 802-744-2484
 M-W 8-4; Th 8-12

Churches, Ministries, Charitables
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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").

Richford Jay
Westfield
Montgomery Troy
Lowell

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).
    Cable Comcast 800-266-2278
    Electric Vermont Electric Co-op 800-832-2667
    Telephone Fairpoint 866-984-2001
    Telephone Fairpoint 866-984-2001

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