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About Proctorsville, Vermont

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Village in the town of Cavendish, Windsor County

Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 72° 38' W 43°22'
Census Info: County  State

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Named for the family whose name also was used for the town of Proctor.

Captain Leonard Proctor, a Revolutionary War veteran who had been at the battles of Concord Bridge and Bunker Hill, moved his family to Cavendish in 1782. It was Captain Proctor who, with his two sons, built a "shunpike" to the village of Gassetts in neighboring Chester to avoid paying the tolls Mr. Dutton charged on his road. The story is that, because of the road, the Dutton and Proctor families, and the villages of Duttonsville and Proctorsville, feuded for seventy five years and quit only when young Redfield Proctor (later a United States senator) and Miss Emily Dutton were married.

Material excerpted or adapted from Esther Munroe Swift's
Vermont Place-Names: Footprints of History
with the author's permission

Activities & Points of Interest

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

Cavendish Community & Conservation Association
A non-profit organization committed to a vibrant Cavendish/Proctorsville community that supports its human and natural resources, building a legacy of health, integrity and vitality for future generations.

Contact Info

Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Springfield Hospital (Springfield) 802-885-2151
Cavendish Town Clerk:  Diane McNamara PO Box 126 Cavendish, VT 05142
 M-F 9-4:30

Churches, Ministries, Charitables

Assemblies of God : Victory AG 802-226-7607
Episcopal : Gethsemane 802-226-7967
Roman Catholic : Holy Name of Mary


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 Ludlow Electric Department 802-228-7766
    Telephone Fairpoint 866-984-2001
    Telephone TDS Telecom 888-225-5837

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    January 13, 2017