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Windsor, Vermont
Windsor, Vermont

Windsor is a town in Windsor County, Vermont, United States. The population was 3,756 at the 2000 census. It is also the birthplace of Vermont, where the state constitution was signed, and acted as the first capital/meetingplace of the assembly of Vermont until 1805 when Montpelier became the official capital. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 375 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (465 × 744 pixel, file size: 35 KB, MIME type: image/png)Description: Map of Vermont towns with Windsor highlighted Source: Map created by Jared C. Benedict on 26 March 2004. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 375 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (465 × 744 pixel, file size: 35 KB, MIME type: image/png)Description: Map of Vermont towns with Windsor highlighted Source: Map created by Jared C. Benedict on 26 March 2004. ... Windsor County is a county located in the U.S. state of Vermont. ... Official language(s) None[1] Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Area  Ranked 45th  - Total 9,620 sq mi (24,923 km²)  - Width 80 miles (130 km)  - Length 160 miles (260 km)  - % water 3. ...

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 51.2 km² (19.8 mi²). 50.6 km² (19.5 mi²) of it is land and 0.5 km² (0.2 mi²) of it (1.06%) is water. 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. ...


Demographics

Constitution House, where the Constitution of the Vermont Republic was signed
Constitution House, where the Constitution of the Vermont Republic was signed

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 3,756 people, 1,520 households, and 945 families residing in the town. The population density was 74.2/km² (192.1/mi²). There were 1,611 housing units at an average density of 31.8/km² (82.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the town was 97.74% White, 0.24% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.06% of the population. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1600 × 1200 pixel, file size: 1. ... The constitution of the Vermont Republic was Vermonts constitution when it existed as the independent Republic of Vermont from 1777 to 1791. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... 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 uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... Race, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 1,520 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were couples living together and joined in either marriage or civil union, 12.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.8% were non-families. 31.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.83. Matrimony redirects here. ... A civil union is a legally recognized union similar to marriage. ...

Cornish, Windsor Covered Bridge
Cornish, Windsor Covered Bridge

In the town the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 91.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.6 males. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ...


The median income for a household in the town was $33,815, and the median income for a family was $43,551. Males had a median income of $29,897 versus $23,313 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,640. About 6.4% of families and 7.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 5.9% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Transportation

Amtrak, the national passenger rail system, provides daily service through Windsor, operating its Vermonter between Washington, DC and St. Albans, VT. Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... Amtraks Vermonter is a 606-mile (975 km) passenger train service between St. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... REDIRECT St. ...


Notable residents

A. E. (Andrew Ellicott) Douglass (July 5, 1867, Windsor, Vermont – March 20, 1962, Tucson, Arizona) was an American astronomer. ... William Laurel Harris (born Brooklyn, New York 18 February 1870; son of Henry and Julia {Gillingham} Harris; died Lake George, New York 24 September 1924), muralist, educator, editor and arts organizer was member Municipal Art Society (of which he was president in 1912), the Architectural League of New York (of... Gurdon Saltonstall Hubbard (Windsor, Vermont, August 22, 1802 – September 14, 1886 in Chicago, Illinois) was an insurance underwriter and land speculator. ... Robert James Keeshan (June 27, 1927 – January 23, 2004) was an actor who was the original Clarabell the Clown on the Howdy Doody television program, but who is most famous as the star and title character of the childrens show Captain Kangaroo. ... Howdy Doody was a childrens television program (with a decidedly frontier/western theme, although other themes also colored the show) that aired on NBC from 1947 through 1960. ... Captain Kangaroo (Bob Keeshan) Captain Kangaroo was a childrens television series which aired weekday mornings on the American television network CBS from 1955 until 1984, then moved to the American Program Service (now American Public Television, Boston) to air syndicated reruns of past episodes in 1992. ... Matt Salinger playing Captain America Matt Salinger (born February 13, 1960 in Windsor, Vermont) is a D-list actor who starred in the 1991 film Captain America, based on the Marvel Comics character. ... Jerome David Salinger (born January 1, 1919) is an American author best known for The Catcher in the Rye, a classic coming-of-age story that has enjoyed enduring popularity since its publication in 1951. ... Horace Everett (July 17, 1779 - January 30, 1851) was a United States Representative from Vermont. ... Seal of the House of Representatives The United States House of Representatives (or simply the House) is one of the two chambers of the United States Congress, the other being the Senate. ...

External links

State of Vermont
Montpelier (capital)
Topics

Constitution | Culture | Geography | Government | History | Images | Towns | Villages in Vermont Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Vermont. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Chief Justice Associate Justices Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures State Courts Counties, Cities, and Towns Other countries Politics Portal      A state of the United States is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Official language(s) None[1] Capital Montpelier Largest city Burlington Area  Ranked 45th  - Total 9,620 sq mi (24,923 km²)  - Width 80 miles (130 km)  - Length 160 miles (260 km)  - % water 3. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, site of first U.S. capital. ... Mount Mansfield, at 4,393 feet, is the highest elevation point in Vermont. ...

Regions

Champlain Valley | Green Mountains | Mount Mansfield | Northeast Kingdom This list of regions of the United States includes official (governmental) and non-official areas within the borders of the United States, not including U.S. states, the federal district of Washington, D.C. or standard subentities such as cities or counties. ... Champlain Valley is a region of the United States around Lake Champlain in Vermont and New York. ... The Green Mountains may refer to: The Green Mountains in Vermont in the United States extending into southern Quebec in Canada. ... Mount Mansfield is the highest mountain in the U.S. State of Vermont. ... Vermonts Northeast Kingdom Also know to locals as NEK is the northeast corner of this American state, comprising Essex County, Orleans County, and Caledonia County. ...

Counties

Addison | Bennington | Caledonia | Chittenden | Essex | Franklin | Grand Isle | Lamoille | Orange | Orleans | Rutland | Washington | Windham | Windsor The 14 Vermont counties List of Vermont counties: The state of Vermont is broken into 14 counties. ... Addison County is a county located in the state of Vermont. ... Bennington County is a county in the state of Vermont. ... Caledonia County is a county located in the state of Vermont. ... Chittenden County is a county located in the state of Vermont. ... Essex County is the county located in the northeastern part of the U.S. state of Vermont. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Vermont. ... Grand Isle County is a county located in the U.S. state of Vermont. ... Lamoille County is a county located in the state of Vermont. ... Orange County is a county located in the state of Vermont. ... Orleans County is a county located in the state of Vermont. ... Rutland County is a county located in the state of Vermont. ... Washington County is a county located in the state of Vermont. ... Windham County is a county located in the state of Vermont. ... Windsor County is a county located in the U.S. state of Vermont. ...

Cities

Barre | Burlington | Montpelier | Newport | Rutland | South Burlington | St. Albans | Vergennes | Winooski Barre Burlington Montpelier Newport Rutland South Burlington St. ... Barre City, Vermont Barre is a city located in Washington County, Vermont. ... Burlington is the largest city in the U.S. state of Vermont and is the shire town of Chittenden County, Vermont. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Newport City, Vermont Newport is a city located in Orleans County, Vermont. ... Rutland City, Vermont Rutland is a city located in Rutland County, Vermont. ... South Burlington, Vermont South Burlington is a city located in Chittenden County, Vermont, in the United States. ... St. ... Vergennes, Vermont Vergennes is a city located in the northwest quadrant of Addison County, Vermont, in the United States. ... Winooski, Vermont Winooski is a city located in Chittenden County, Vermont, at the mouth of the Winooski River. ...


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