About Wilmington, Vermont
Chartered: April 29, 1751 (New Hampshire Grant)
Area: 27,174 Acres = 42.46 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 91* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 42° 52′ W 72°52′
Altitude: 1,580 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 1,876 [ Population Rank: 77* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 44.2 [ Density Rank: 84* ]
Full Census Info: Town County State
*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Wilmington’s relative position among Vermont’s 255 civic entities (9 cities, 242 towns, 4 gores and grants). Complete rankings are here.
In the original grant of April 29, 1751, the town was named for Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, who was largely responsible for Benning Wentworth’s 1741 appointment as Governor of New Hampshire. The town was not settled within the required five-year period, and was re-granted to an entirely different group on June 17, 1763 and named Draper, in honor of either or both John and Richard Draper, the famous Boston printers, father and son.
People who settled there apparently didn’t like the name, establishing a practice of using the original name very early on. Vermont place names being a rather casual matter in the early days, no official action was ever taken, and the present name is more a matter of custom and usage rather than law.
Activities & Points of Interest
Goings-on in and near Wilmington
Calendar of Events provided by the Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing.
Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Southwestern Medical Center (Bennington) 802-442-6361
Town Clerk: Susan Haughwout PO Box 217 Wilmington, VT 05363
M-W 8:30-12 and 1-4; Th F 8:30-4
Churches, Ministries, Charitables
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”).
Places To Stay
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 Duncan Cable 802-464-2233
Electric Green Mountain Power 888-835-4672
Telephone Fairpoint 866-984-2001