TOWN OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED 9/2 & 9/5.
Special CVSWMD Collection in Chelsea Sept. 1
The Central Vermont Solid Waste Management District is holding a special collection of paint, batteries and fluorescent bulbs at the Chelsea Transfer Station on Saturday, September 1 from 5 pm – 7 p.m. You must call ahead to pre-register or we may not be able to accept your materials. Call 802-229-9383 x105 to sign up. This collections is FREE to residents of the CVSWMD.
CVSWMD member towns include: Barre City, Barre Town, Berlin, Bradford, Calais, Chelsea, Duxbury, East Montpelier, Fairlee, Hardwick, Middlesex, Montpelier, Orange, Plainfield, Tunbridge, Walden, Washington, Williamstown, and Woodbury.
The Town Clerk’s Office is located at 392 US RT 302.
The office hours are 8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. and 1:00 P.M. – 4:00P.M. Monday – Friday.
The Town Clerk/Treasurer is Kathie Felch 479-2673.
The mailing address is P.O. Box 233 East Barre, Vermont 05649.
Lynn Craig is the Assistant Town Clerk/Treasurer. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Town of Orange was chartered August 11, 1781. Located in the N.W. Corner of Orange County, the town is bounded S. by Washington and Corinth; E. by Topsham, N. by Groton, Harris & Goshen Gores and Plainfield, and W. by Barre.
Orange was “largely a farming town,” when the “top population was reached in 1830 with about 1000 people and over 5000 sheep grazing on the hillsides.” The population in the 2000 census was 951. The tallest peaks in town are Knox Mt. and Butterfield Mt. both over 3000 feet tall. It was assumed that both mountains were named after the early settlers living in town.
Sources: “Vermont Historical Gazetteer” published by Miss A. M. Hemenway; “Vermont Place-Names” author Esther Munroe Swift.
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