Windsor, Vermont

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Windsor, Vermont
Old Constitution House, where the Constitution of the Vermont Republic was signed
Motto(s): 
Birthplace of Vermont
Freedom and Unity[1]
Location in Windsor County and the state of Vermont.
Location in Windsor County and the state of Vermont.
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CountryUnited States
StateVermont
CountyWindsor
Area
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Elevation
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Population
 (2010)
 • Total3,553
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Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)802
FIPS code50-84925[2]
GNIS feature ID1462266[3]
Websitewww.windsorvt.org

Windsor is a town in Windsor County, Vermont, United States. It is built on the banks of the Connecticut River. The population was 2,066 at the 2010 census.[4] The Constitution of Vermont was written and signed in the town. It is known as the birthplace of Vermont. It was the first capital until 1805. Then Montpelier became the official capital.

History

File:Main Street, Windsor, VT.jpg
Main Street in c. 1910

The first settler in Windsor was Captain Steele Smith who arrived with his family in August 1764. The Constitution of Vermont was written and signed in 1777 at a tavern, now called Old Constitution House. This constitution declared that Vermont was an independent republic, and no longer part of the British Empire. By 1820, Windsor was the largest town in Vermont. It had factories making guns, machinery, tinware, furniture and harness. A dam built across Mill Brook in 1836 provided water power for these factories.

References

  1. "Profile for Windsor, Vermont, VT". ePodunk. Retrieved October 24, 2012.
  2. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. "American Factfinder". Retrieved 2011-11-26.

Other websites

  • "The Town of Windsor, Vermont". windsorvt.org. 2011. Retrieved December 22, 2011.
  • "Windsor Public Library, Windsor, Vermont". windsorlibrary.org. 2011. Retrieved December 22, 2011.
  • "Welcome to the American Precision Museum". americanprecision.org. 2011. Retrieved December 22, 2011.

Further reading