Sandgate, Vermont, New England USA

About Sandgate, Vermont

Bennington County
Chartered: August 11, 1761 (New Hampshire Grant)
Area: 27,086 Acres = 42.32 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 93* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 43° 09′ W 73°12′
Altitude: 766 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 405 [ Population Rank: 224* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 9.6 [ Density Rank: 232* ]
Full Census Info: Town County State

*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Sandgate’s relative position among Vermont’s 255 civic entities (9 cities, 242 towns, 4 gores and grants). Complete rankings are here.

Sandgate was granted the same day as Manchester, and many of the same surnames appear in both grants.

Residents have always said that their town is named for the English town of the same name. Sandgate, Kent is on the English Channel, and the name there means “the gate to a sandy shore.” The English town is noted only for the ruins of a castle built for Henry VIII, but possibly the men who got the grant for the town in Vermont had connections with the older community. The name has been used in only one other place, a resort community on Brisbane Bay, Australia.

Like many of the towns in Bennington County, Sandgate was settled quite early, and by the beginning of the 19th Century the population had passed the 1,000 mark. Twenty years later, a long decline started, reflected in almost every census since.

Activities

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

Contact Info

Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Southwestern Medical Center (Bennington) 802-442-6361

Town Clerk: Marlene Roderick 3266 Sandgate Road Sandgate, VT 05250
802.375.9075
T W 9:30-12:30; and by appt.

Churches, Ministries, Charitables

United Methodist : Sandgate UMC 802-375-2254

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”).

Rupert

Dorset

New York

Sandgate

Manchester

Arlington

Sunderland

Utilities

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

Scotland - Sandgate, Ayr - RPPC - early 1900s picture

Scotland - Sandgate, Ayr - RPPC - early 1900s

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Sandgate Kent England Radnor Cliff OLD PHOTO picture

Sandgate Kent England Radnor Cliff OLD PHOTO

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SAU Glass Magic Lantern Slide Photo 14 SANDGATE picture

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England Sandgate View of Town C. Bridge Postcard Vintage Post Card picture

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Antique CDV Carte De Visite J Weston & Son Sandgate Folkestone Victorian boy #6 picture

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POSTCARD Raphael Tuck Sandgate Ayr 7417 Oilette Scotland  picture

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FOLKESTONE THE RIVIERA SANDGATE 42305 picture

FOLKESTONE THE RIVIERA SANDGATE 42305

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Folkstone England-England, Lower Sandgate Toll Gate, Vintage Postcard picture

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