About Whiting, Vermont
Chartered: August 6, 1763 (New Hampshire Grant)
Area: 8,771 Acres = 13.7 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 238* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 43° 52′ W 73°12′
Altitude: 390 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 419 [ Population Rank: 223* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 30.6 [ Density Rank: 150* ]
Full Census Info: Town County State
*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Whiting’s relative position among Vermont’s 255 civic entities (9 cities, 242 towns, 4 gores and grants). Complete rankings are here.
The town was granted to 48 men, five of whom were named Whiting (both the names and the town spelled Whiteing in the grant).
At least two of the Whitings had served with Rogers’ Rangers during the last of the French and Indian wars, as had several of the other grantees. King George III was in favor of land grants to veterans, so Benning Wentworth was on rather more firm ground in granting this town than he was with many others.
The first proprietors’ meeting was not held until nine years after the town was granted, and none of the Whitings ever took up land under their grant. The first settlers had only been in the town a few years when the Revolution began, and during the war the town was abandoned, as were many other towns in what became Vermont.
See Leicester for a little confusion over a rail stop known as Whiting Station.
Goings-on in and near Whiting
Calendar of Events provided by the Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing.
Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Porter Medical Center (Middlebury) 802-388-7901
Town Clerk: Grace Simonds 29 South Main Street Whiting, VT 05778
M W 9-12 and 4-6; F 9-12; and by appt.
Rutland Northeast Supervisory Union 802-247-5757
Whiting Elementary School 802-623-7991
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”).
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 Shoreham Telephone 802-897-9911