Westmore, Vermont, New England USA

About Westmore, Vermont

Orleans County
Chartered: August 17, 1781 (Vermont Charter)
Area: 24,048 Acres = 37.58 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 163* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 44° 46′ W 72°03′
Altitude: 1,170 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 350 [ Population Rank: 227* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 9.3 [ Density Rank: 235* ]
Full Census Info: Town County State

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

Originally named Westford, which confused everyone, becuase there had been a Westford in Chittenden County since Benning Wentworth granted it in 1763. Nobody has ever been able to come up with any explanation as to why the duplicate name was used in the first place, nor why it took six years for the error to be corrected by changing the name to Westmore. Not that Westmore was considered much of an improvement: in addition to the original Westford and the now Westmore, there are seven other towns with West in their names, not to mention an assortment of villages within various towns (e.g., Westminster West, which rightfully would be West Westminster, but you get the picture).

Hilly, even mountainous, Westmore never attracted many settlers, 1880 being the big census year with 485 residents. Today, the town is most noted for the presence of Lake Willoughby (pictured above).

Activities & Points of Interest

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

Orleans County Historical Society

Contact Info

Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: North Country Hospital & Health Care (Newport) 802-334-7331

Town Clerk: Greg Gallagher 54 Hinton Hill Road Orleans, VT 05860
802-525-3007
M-Th 8-4; and by appt.

Westmore Fire & Rescue

Churches, Ministries, Charitables

United Church of Christ : United Church of Christ

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”).

Brownington

Charleston

Barton

Westmore

Brighton

Sutton

Newark

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).
    Cable Comcast 800-266-2278
    Electric Barton Electric Department 802-525-4747
    Electric Lyndonville Electric Dept. 802-626-3366
    Electric Vermont Electric Co-op 800-832-2667
    Telephone Fairpoint 866-984-2001

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