About Halifax, Vermont
Chartered: May 11, 1750 (New Hampshire Grant)
Area: 25,483 Acres = 39.82 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 122* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 42° 46′ W 72°45′
Altitude: 1,590 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 728 [ Population Rank: 184* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 18.3 [ Density Rank: 194* ]
Full Census Info: Town County State
*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Halifax’s relative position among Vermont’s 255 civic entities (9 cities, 242 towns, 4 gores and grants). Complete rankings are here.
One of the oldest towns in the state, and, unlike many other Wentworth grants in the 1750’s, Halifax was settled very soon after it was granted.
The town is named for the English nobleman and politician who has often been called the Father of the Colonies. George Montagu-Dunk (1716-71) was the second Earl of Halifax. He had succeeded his father in 1739 and added Dunk to his surname when he married the heiress to Sir Thomas Dunk’s enormous fortune. The Earl of Halifax is considered to have been one of the most prominent English officials in colonial administration. From 1748 to 1761 he was president of the board of trade and plantations, in which role he was instrumental in founding Nova Scotia, where the city of Halifax is named in his honor. The Earl was uncle to Lord North, but did not share North’s harsh attitudes toward the American colonies.
Activities & Points of Interest
Goings-on in and near Halifax
Calendar of Events provided by the Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing.
Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Brattleboro Memorial Hospital (Brattleboro) 802-257-0341
Town Clerk: Patricia Dow PO Box 127 W. Halifax, VT 05358
M T F 8-3; Sat 9-12
Windham Southwest Supervisory Union 802-464-1300
Halifax School 802-368-2888
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 Green Mountain Power 888-835-4672
Telephone Fairpoint 866-984-2001