About Wolcott, Vermont
Chartered: August 22, 1781 (Vermont Charter)
Area: 25,153 Acres = 39.3 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 136* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 44° 33′ W 72°28′
Altitude: 720 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 1,676 [ Population Rank: 110* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 42.6 [ Density Rank: 115* ]
Full Census Info: Town County State
*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Wolcott’s relative position among Vermont’s 255 civic entities (9 cities, 242 towns, 4 gores and grants). Complete rankings are here.
The second-named grantee, General Oliver Wolcott, was held in only slightly less esteem by Vermonters than George Washington. Son of one of Connecticut’s most outstanding colonial officials, he graduated from Yale and became a noted juror in Litchfield. He later served as a Captain in the French and Indian Wars and became a Commissioner for Indian Affairs, in which role he brought about settlement of the Wyoming Valley – New York – Vermont boundary dispute. He was a member of the Continental Congress and a signer of the Declaration of Independence. During the Revolutionary War he rose to the rank of Major General, after which he served as Lieutenant Governor, then Governor of Connecticut. The Allens, the Chittendens and many other early Vermont leaders were from the Litchfield area, and they all knew and respected General Wolcott.
Activities & Points of Interest
Goings-on in and near Wolcott
Calendar of Events provided by the Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing.
Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Copley Hospital (Morrisville) 802-888-4231
Town Clerk: Linda J. Martin PO Box 100 Wolcott, VT 05680
T 8-6; W-F 8-4
Churches, Ministries, Charitables
Nazarene : Church of the Nazarene 802-888-2728
United Methodist : Wolcott UMC 802-888-2248
Orleans Southwest Supervisory Union 802-472-6531
Wolcott Elementary School 802-472-6551
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 Hardwick Electric Department 802-472-5201
Electric Morrisville Water & Light Department 802-888-3348
Telephone Fairpoint 866-984-2001