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About Woodstock, Vermont
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Windsor County
Chartered: July 10, 1761 (New Hampshire Grant)
Area: 28,396 Acres = 44.37 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 74* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 43° 37' W 72°31'
Altitude: 705 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 3,048 [ Population Rank: 49* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 68.7 [ Density Rank: 59* ]
Full Census Info: Town
  County  State

*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Woodstock'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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Several possibilities exist for the name: Woodstock, Connecticut; Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England, a medieval royal residence; either of two men named William Bentinck (father and son), both at one time or another, Viscount Woodstock.

Long a favorite summer resort and near the site of the first ski tow in the US, the district illustrates harmonious development over nearly two centuries. It includes a wide variety of architecturally outstanding buildings for residential, commercial, and public use. A number of the buildings surround a tree-shaded elliptical green.

Alvin Adams established the first express line in the country here in 1824, later to become Railway Express.

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

Billings Farm & Museum
...a living museum of Vermont's rural past, as well as a working dairy farm.

Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historic Park
Vermont's First National Park

Woodstock Historical Society

Covered Bridges (With Google Maps and satellite images):
Lincoln      Middle      Taftsville     
Click Here for a map of all bridges in Windsor County.

Contact Info
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Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Police (non-emergency): 802-457-1240
Hospital: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Hanover, NH) 603-650-5000
Town Clerk:  Jerome Morgan 31 The Green Woodstock, VT 05091
 802-457-3611
 M-F 8-12 and 1-4:30

Churches, Ministries, Charitables
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Episcopal : St. James 802-457-1727
Jewish : Congregation Shir Heharim 802-457-4000
Roman Catholic : Our Lady of the Snows
Unitarian Universalist : 802-457-2557

Schools
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Windsor Central Supervisory Union 802-457-1213
Ottauquechee School 802-295-8654
Woodstock Elementary School 802-457-2522
Woodstock Union Middle and High School 802-457-1317

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").

Stockbridge Pomfret Hartford
Woodstock
Bridgewater Hartland
Reading West Windsor

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
    Telephone Vermont Telephone Company 800-279-4049

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