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Old Constitution House
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About Windsor, Vermont
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Windsor County
Chartered: July 6, 1761 (New Hampshire Grant)
Area: 12,650 Acres = 19.77 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 228* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 43° 29' W 72°23'
Altitude: 362 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 3,553 [ Population Rank: 42* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 179.7 [ Density Rank: 22* ]
Full Census Info: Town
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*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Windsor'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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Windsor had become the political center of the Upper Connecticut River Valley, when, on July 2, 1777, seventy-two delegates gathered at Elijah West's tavern.

Shortly after convening, the convention nearly disbanded as word came that the British had captured forts at Ticonderoga, New York and Mount Independence in Orwell, Vermont. The Battle of Hubbardton followed on July 7.

According to local folklore, a violent thunderstorm delayed the delegates' departure long enough that a constitution of the "Free and Independant Republic of Vermont" could be adopted on July 8. The Republic existed for 14 years, before being admitted to the Union as the 14th State.

Vermont's constitution was unique in a number of ways: it was the first to prohibit slavery , the first to establish universal manhood suffrage without requiring ownership of property, and the first to establish a system of public schools.

The building in which all this took place, known as The Old Constitution House (shown above), is open to the public. There is a small admission fee for adults; children under 14 are admitted free.

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

Ascutney State Park

Old Constitution House - State Historic Site
18th century tavern where Constitution of the Republic of Vermont was written in 1777; period antiques. Route 5, Wednesday-Sunday, 11-5 pm, Admission, 802-672-3773.

Windsor Historical Society

Covered Bridge (With Google Maps and satellite images):
Windsor-Cornish     
Click Here for a map of all bridges in Windsor County.

Contact Info
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Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Mount Ascutney Hospital & Health Center (Windsor) 802-674-6711
Town Clerk:  Sandra Micka 29 Union Street Windsor, VT 05089
 802-674-5610
 M T W 8-5; Th 8-4

Churches, Ministries, Charitables
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Episcopal : St. Paul 802-674-6576
Roman Catholic : St. Francis
United Church of Christ : United Church of Christ
United Methodist : Brownsville Community 802-674-5359
United Methodist : Rachael S. Harlow UMC 802-674-5359

Schools
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Windsor Southeast Supervisory Union 802-674-2144
State Street School
Windsor Junior and Senior High School

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").

Hartland
Windsor
West Windsor New Hampshire
Weathersfield

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 Green Mountain Power 888-835-4672
    Telephone Fairpoint 866-984-2001

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