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Encyclopedia > Rutland (city), Vermont
City of Rutland
City
Downtown Rutland Historic District
Country United States
State Vermont
City Rutland
Center
 - coordinates 43°36′N 72°59′W / 43.6, -72.983Coordinates: 43°36′N 72°59′W / 43.6, -72.983
Population 17,292 (2000)
Incorporated November 19, 1892
Mayor Chris Louras
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 802
Rutland City, Vermont
Location of Vermont in the United States
Website : http://rutland.govoffice.com/

Rutland is a city in Rutland County, Vermont, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 17,292. Rutland is located approximately 70 miles north of Massachusetts and 30 miles east of New York state. Rutland is the second largest city in Vermont. It is completely surrounded by the town of Rutland, Vermont, which is a separate municipality. The state of Vermont has 255 political units, or places. This includes 237 towns, 9 cities, 5 unincorporated areas, and 4 gores. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1215x650, 86 KB) Summary Downtown Historic District, Rutland, Vermont Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Rutland City, Vermont List of Registered Historic Places in Rutland County... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Rutland County is a county located in the state of Vermont. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Eastern Daylight Time or EDT is equal to: In North America, Eastern Standard Time + 1, or UTC − 4 hours. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... North American area code 802 is the state of Vermont sole telephone area code. ... Download high resolution version (465x744, 34 KB)Description: Map of Vermont towns with Rutland City highlighted. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_VT.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Vermont ... Rutland County is a county located in the state of Vermont. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... This article is about the state. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Rutland, Vermont Rutland is a town in Rutland County, Vermont, United States. ...

Contents

Historic Sites

Rutland has the following entries on the National Register of Historic Places: A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...

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Geography

Rutland is located at 43°36′N, 72°59′W, elevation 164.6 m (540 ft.) 1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 19.87 km² (7.67 mi²). 19.8 km² (7.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it (0.52%) is water. The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Transportation

Rutland is the terminal city for Amtrak's Ethan Allen Express, which provides daily service to and from New York City. U.S. Routes 4 and 7, merge in Rutland.[1] The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... The Ethan Allen Express is an Amtrak train between New York, New York and Rutland, Vermont via Albany, New York. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... United States Highway 4 is a United States highway that runs from Portsmouth, New Hampshire to East Greenbush, New York. ... Original-style Vermont US 7 shield with embossed features United States Highway 7 is a north-south United States highway that runs for 309 miles (497 km) from northern Vermont to Norwalk, Connecticut. ...


Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 17,292 people, 7,452 households, and 4209 families residing in the city. The population density was 870.3/km² (2254.5/mi²). There were 7,452 housing units at an average density of 289.0/km² (94.49/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.6% White, 0.7% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.6% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.3% from other races, and 0.9% from two or more races. 0.9% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... For other uses, see Asia (disambiguation). ... Hispanic flag, not widely used. ... For the Brazilian pop singer, see Latino (singer). ...


There were 7,452 households out of which 21.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.8% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 43.5% were non-families. 36.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.80. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 22.7% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 22.4% from 45 to 64, and 18.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39.3 years. For every 100 females there were 89.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.5 males.


History

The city began as a small hamlet called Mill Village on Otter Creek in the town of Rutland in the early part of the Nineteenth century. In the early 1800s, small high-quality marble deposits were discovered in Rutland, and in the 1830s a large deposit of nearly solid marble of high quality was found in what is now West Rutland. By the 1840s small firms had begun operations, but marble quarries only became profitable when the railroad came to Rutland in 1851. The famous quarries of Carrara in Tuscany, Italy became largely unworkable because of their extreme depth at the same time; Rutland quickly became one of the leading producers of marble in the world Otter Creek Falls in Middlebury, Vermont Otter Creek is one of the major streams located in the state of Vermont. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see Marble (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Quarry (disambiguation). ... This is the top-level page of WikiProject trains Rail tracks Rail transport refers to the land transport of passengers and goods along railways or railroads. ... Carrara is a city in the Massa Carrara province of Tuscany, Italy, famous for the white or blue-gray marble quarried there. ... For other uses, see Tuscany (disambiguation). ...


This fueled enough growth and investment that in 1886 the marble companies saw to it that the center of town was incorporated as Rutland village, and most of the town was split off as West Rutland and Proctor, which contained the bulk of the marble quarries. Rutland City was incorporated as Vermont's third city on November 18, 1892. West Rutland, Vermont West Rutland is a town located in Rutland County, Vermont. ... Proctor, Vermont Proctor is a town located in Rutland County, Vermont. ... is the 322nd day of the year (323rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1892 (MDCCCXCII) was a leap year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ...


In 1894, the nation's first polio outbreak was identified in the Rutland area. 132 people from the Rutland area were affected. Seven died. 110 others suffered some paralysis for life. 55 were from the city itself.[2]


The closing of the marble quarries in the area in the 1980s and 1990s cost the area jobs.


In the early 1970s, the Rutland Halloween Parade was used as the setting of a number of superhero comic books, including Batman #237, Justice League of America #103, Freedom Fighters #6, Amazing Adventures #16, Avengers #83, and The Mighty Thor #207. A comic book is a magazine or book containing the art form of comics. ...


The Summer Concert Series once featured the punk rock and metal music festival Punk In The Park. This was discontinued after five years by the city because of unruly behavior by attendees in the Main Street Park. The event was surrounded by some minor controversy in its final two years.[citation needed]


Economy

Personal income

The median income for a household in the city was $30,478, and the median income for a family was $41,561. Males had a median income of $29,457 versus $23,688 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,075. 15.4% of the population and 10.3% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 30.1% are under the age of 18 and 10.5% are 65 or older. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ...


Industry

Rutland has grown into an urban city. Shopping, dining, entertainment, and work can be found here. Major employers of the area are General Electric, OMYA, and Experian. General Electric Aircraft Engines (GEAE) is the top supplier of aircraft engines in the world and offers engines for the majority of commercial aircraft. ... OMYA is a multinational corporation based in Oftringen Switzerland, formerly known as Pluss-Staufer AG, which was founded by Gottfried Pluss and Emma Staufer in 1884. ... Experian is a global information solutions company, with operations in over 30 countries around the world, including the USA, UK, most European countries, Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, China, Japan and Australia. ...


Recently, a one acre area of land downtown known as "the pit", is slated for development. The new office building is planned to hold offices, education and civic space.


Culture

Rutland contains the Vermont State Fairgrounds. Downtown is the Rutland Free Library[3], the Paramount Theater[4] and Merchant's Row, a restored street of dating back to the mid 1800s. One hundred and eight buildings in downtown Rutland are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Rutland also has a 275 acre Pine Hill Park[5] offering mountain biking, hiking, and other outdoor recreation. At the park's entrance is the FlipSide Skate Park[6] , municipally operated in an open-sided closed roof arena at the Giorgetti Athletic Complex. A typical plaque showing entry on the National Register of Historic Places. ...


Rutland is host to summer events: Art In The Park and Friday Night Live, a Farmer's Market in downtown Rutland's Depot Park, and the Summer Concert Series.


Rutland is near the ski resorts of Killington, Pico and Okemo. It has been suggested that Sunrise Mountain be merged into this article or section. ... Okemo Mountain Resort is a ski resort located in Ludlow, Vermont. ...


Rutland has hosted the annual Rutland Halloween Parade since 1960. It has a superhero theme. The event celebrated its 48th anniversary in 2007. The Rutland Halloween Parade is an annual event held on Halloween in the city of Rutland, Vermont since 1960. ... For other uses, see Superhero (disambiguation). ...


Media

Rutland's news comes from the Rutland Herald. There are five radio stations from the city: 98.1 WJJR, 105.3 WEBK, 101.5 The FOX, 97.1 Z97, and 1380AM WSYB. The Rutland Herald is the second largest daily newspaper in Vermont, USA. With a weekly circulation of just over 20,000, it is the main source of news geared towards the southern part of the state, along with the Brattleboro Reformer. ... WEBK-FM, 105. ...


Hospital

Rutland Regional Medical Center is Vermont's second-largest health care facility, with 188 inpatient beds and 120 physicians. Founded in 1896, Rutland Regional Medical Center (RRMC) has grown from a 10-bed hospital with eight attending physicians into Vermonts second largest health care facility. ...


Sister cities

Rutland has one sister city:

Rutland hosts an exchange every year called the Rutland Ishidoriya Student Exchange (R.I.S.E) Each year Rutland sends 4-5 8th or 9th grade students to Ishidoriya Japan. R.I.S.E. Has been going on since 1986 and is still active today. Interviews are held to find the Ambassadors each year and money is raised through fundraising for 6 months. Also each year 5 students from Ishidoriya come to Rutland about a month after the Rutland Ambassadors return. Which completes the exchange. Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Ishidoriya (石鳥谷町; -chou) is a town located in Hienuki District, Iwate, Japan. ...


Notable inhabitants

John Deere This article is about John Deere, the person. ... James E. Burke was the chief executive officer (CEO) of Johnson & Johnson from 1976 to 1989, a company for which he worked at for forty years. ... Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) is a global American pharmaceutical, medical devices and consumer packaged goods manufacturer founded in 1886. ... Suzy Chaffee is an Olympic gold medal skier and actress. ... Joy Hakim is a history writer who was raised in Rutland, Vermont. ... For other persons named Jim Jeffords, see Jim Jeffords (disambiguation). ... Aaron Lewis, born April 13, 1972 in Rutland, Vermont, USA, is the lead vocalist and acoustic guitarist of the hard rock group Staind. ... Staind is an American alternative metal group[1][2] from Springfield, Massachusetts, United States. ... Andrea Mead-Lawrence (born April 19, 1932 is a former American alpine skier. ... Dr. Erasmus Arlington Arlie Pond (Born January 19, 1873 in East Saugus, Massachusetts, Died September 19, 1930 in Cebu, Philippines) was a major league pitcher for the Baltimore Orioles from 1895-1898, as well as a doctor in the U.S. Army. ... Robert Theodore Stafford (born August 8, 1913) is a retired American politician from Vermont. ... Cherilee Taylor is a TV and movie actress who has been a series regular on the Canadian soap opera Paradise Falls. ... John Martin Thomas (1869-1952) John Martin Thomas (December 27, 1869 – 26 February 1952) was the ninth president of Middlebury College, the ninth president of Penn State, and the twelfth president of Rutgers University. ... “Rutgers” redirects here. ... Dan Tyminski is a bluegrass composer, vocalist, and instrumentalist. ... Stephen Adam Wisniewski (born April 7, 1967, in Rutland, Vermont) is a former professional American football player. ... Mia Farrow (born Maria de Lourdes Villiers-Farrow on February 9, 1945) is an American actress. ...

Footnotes

  1. ^ http://www.amtrak.com/timetable/june07/P55.pdf accessed October 15, 2007
  2. ^ Remsen, Nancy (September 29, 2007). Polio marker moved to public spot. Burlington Free Press. 
  3. ^ Rutland Free Library
  4. ^ Paramount Theater
  5. ^ Pine Hill Park
  6. ^ Flipside Skate Park

See also

Rutland, Vermont Rutland is a town in Rutland County, Vermont, United States. ... The Rutland Railroad was a small railroad in the north-eastern United States, primarily in the state of Vermont but extending into the state of New York. ... Other information Code RUD Traffic Passengers (2006) 15,931 23% Rutland is a train station in Rutland, Vermont served by Amtrak, the national railroad passenger system. ...

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