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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

Hartford

West Hartford

White River Junction

Quechee

Wilder

 

Latest News

Posted Monday, April 27th

RFP-DEMOLITION OF IRENE FLOODED HOMES

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL TOWN OF HARTFORD DEMOLITION OF IRENE FLOODED HOMES PURCHASED THRU FEMA Pre- [Read more]
Posted Wednesday, April 8th

The Hartford Municipal Pools will be closed for the 2015 season

This closure comes as a result of the construction schedule needed for major capital improvements to [Read more]
Posted Monday, April 6th

Pay and/or View Bills Online with Invoice Cloud!

  The Town of Hartford is excited to introduce Invoice Cloud! An easy and convenient method to [Read more]
Posted Thursday, April 2nd

QUECHEE BRIDGE POCKET PARKS - ADDENDUM #3

  ADDENDUM #3 - APRIL 2, 2015 [Read more]
Posted Wednesday, April 1st

NEW CHIEF SWEARING-IN

SWEARING IN OF HARTFORD’S NEW POLICE CHIEF The Town of Hartford is pleased to invite you to [Read more]