Whitingham, Vermont, New England USA

About Whitingham, Vermont

Windham County
Chartered: March 12, 1770 (New York Patent)
Area: 25,047 Acres = 39.14 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 138* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 42° 47′ W 72°53′
Altitude: 1,650 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 1,357 [ Population Rank: 118* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 34.7 [ Density Rank: 125* ]
Full Census Info: Town County State

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

Granted to Nathan Whiting and twelve others. It was the birthplace of Brigham Young, Mormon leader and founder of Salt Lake City, Utah.

The village of Whitingham, on Sadawga Lake, was originally known as Sadawga Springs, and was a popular summer resort. The name may have come from the Mohawk word for “swift water”; local lore has it that Sadawga was the name of an old native who lived there after his people left and the white man moved in.

The village of Jacksonville was originally known as Point Pleasant. It was renamed in 1834, apparently to honor President Andrew Jackson.

Manmade Lake Whitingham, more often referred to as Harriman Reservoir, is formed by the Harriman Dam, named for Henry I. Harriman, the engineer under whom it was contructed in 1923 by the New England Power Company. The reservoir’s construction was the reason for one of the more unique place names in Vermont. See Readsboro for the story.

Activities & Points of Interest

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

Historical Society of Windham County

Whitingham Historical Society

Contact Info

Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (Brattleboro) 802-257-0341

Town Clerk: Almira Aekus PO Box 529 Jacksonville, VT 05342
802-368-7887
M T Th F 9-2; W 9-2 and 5-7 p.m.; 1st Sat. 9-12

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”).

Wilmington

Marlboro

Readsboro

Whitingham

Halifax

Massachusetts

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 Gateway
    Electric Jacksonville Electric Department 802-368-7010
    Telephone Fairpoint 866-984-2001

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