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About Wolcott, Vermont

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Lamoille County
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
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*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.

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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.

Material excerpted or adapted from Esther Munroe Swift's
Vermont Place-Names: Footprints of History
with the author's permission

Activities & Points of Interest

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

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

Contact Info

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

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").

Hyde Park Eden Craftsbury
Morristown Greensboro
Elmore Woodbury Hardwick


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

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