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Hartford, Vermont

Map of the area

Hartford is made up of 5 Villages:

Hartford, West Hartford, Quechee, Wilder and White River Junction.  

Hartford Village has a diverse residential and commercial history, producing at times chairs, tools, lumber, carriages, grist, and textiles. It has many historic houses and buildings and was the birth site of Horace Wells, who was the first dentist to use "Laughing Gas" as an anesthesia. The Village is on the National Register as a Historic District, and the Historical Society (pictured above) has a museum with artifacts from the town's history. The local library and church are on the National Register of Historic Places on their own merit.

What is a Village?

Village vs Town

Most people live in villages and towns. Although some may opt to live in cities and other urban areas, there are still a lot of people who prefer the peace and quiet of rural living. Villages and towns are not as densely populated, not as polluted, and certainly not as fast-paced as cities.

While they are both located in rural areas and while they both have a fresher and cleaner environment, villages and towns have several differences that makes them distinct from each other. One would be their land areas. Villages have smaller land areas than towns since towns are actually villages that have expanded or extended annexing nearby villages and because they have a larger land area than villages, it follows that towns have larger populations than villages.

Quechee Balloon Festival


Villages of


West Hartford

White River Junction




Latest News

Posted Thursday, June 25th

New Traffic Lights at Prospect & Maple Street Intersection

The new traffic lights at the intersection of Prospect & Maple Street will function in normal op [Read more]
Posted Wednesday, June 24th

Hartford Open House Rescheduled

Hartford Open House Rescheduled Hello Hartford Residents, Family and Alumni, It is with a heavy  [Read more]
Posted Friday, June 19th

New Traffic Lights at Prospect & Maple Street Intersection

There are new traffic lights at the intersection of Prospect & Maple Street. This is a location  [Read more]
Posted Thursday, June 4th

Implementing the Downtown White River Junction Revitalization Plan

On June 22nd the Town will begin the reconstruction of Gates Street (east) between South Main Street [Read more]
Posted Thursday, June 4th


PLANNING COMMISSION MEMBER NEEDED Are you interested in serving your community and helping shape Ha [Read more]