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About Royalton, Vermont

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Windsor County
Chartered: November 13, 1769 (New York Patent)
Area: 26,142 Acres = 40.85 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 107* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 43° 49' W 72°33'
Altitude: 513 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 2,773 [ Population Rank: 70* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 67.9 [ Density Rank: 67* ]
Full Census Info: Town
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*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Royalton's relative position among Vermont's 255 civic entities (9 cities, 242 towns, 4 gores and grants). Complete rankings are here.

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The first New York Patent covering land in what is now Vermont which had not already been granted by New Hampshire. Most historians agree that New York Lieutenant Governor Cadwallader Colden took advantage of periodic vacancies in the governor's chair to issue patents which he claimed George III had authorized New York to give out. The choice of name for his first independent patent was admirable: many early documents even gave the name as Royal Town, which must have reflected what Colden really had in mind.

The first settlers arrived soon after the patent, but they discovered that the Vermont Legislature was planning on granting their lands as vacant. They petitioned for and received a charter to cover the lands they had already settled.

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 Royalton
Calendar of Events provided by the Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing.

Royalton Historical Society

Contact Info

Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Gifford Medical Center (Randolph) 802-728-7000
Town Clerk:  Karmen Bascom 2460 VT Rte 14 South Royalton, VT 05068
 M-Th 8-12:00 and 12:30-3p.m.

Churches, Ministries, Charitables

United Church of Christ : United Church of Christ (South Royalton)
United Methodist : United Church Of S. Royalton 802-763-7590


Orange Windsor Supervisory Union 802-763-8840
South Royalton School 802-763-8844

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").

Randolph Tunbridge
Bethel Royalton Strafford
Barnard Pomfret


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

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