Walden West Danville, Vermont, New England USA

About Walden, Vermont

Caledonia County
Chartered: August 18, 1781 (Vermont Charter)
Area: 24,962 Acres = 39 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 142* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 44° 27′ W 72°13′
Altitude: 1,830 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 935 [ Population Rank: 185* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 24 [ Density Rank: 190* ]
Full Census Info: Town County State

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

The most commonly accepted story of the name is that it is named for a Major Walden, who is said to have commanded in the winter of 1779-80 a blockhouse built the previous summer to protect the men working on the Bayley-Hazen Military Road where it cut across a corner of the present-day town. There are no other details about the Major, and some historians doubt he existed, suggesting that the town was named for one of the several other Waldens in New England.

Another possibility is in the grant records of Salem , since divided between Derby and Newport, which identify a Joseph Waldren. Nothing else is known about this man, either, and it is entirely possible that his name was actually Walden.

Activities & Points of Interest

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

Walden Historical Society

Contact Info

Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (St. Johnsbury) 802-748-8141

Town Clerk: Lina Smith 12 VT Rte 215 West Danville, VT 05873
802-563-2220
M-W 9-4; Th 9-5

Schools

Caledonia Central Supervisory Union 802-684-3801
Walden School 802-563-3000

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”).

Hardwick

Greensboro

Stannard

Woodbury

Walden

Danville

Cabot

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
    Electric Hardwick Electric Department 802-472-5201
    Electric Washington Electric Co-op 800-932-5245
    Telephone Fairpoint 866-984-2001

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