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Saxtons River, Vermont
—  Village  —
Saxtons River, Vermont is located in Vermont
Saxtons River, Vermont
Location within the state of Vermont
Coordinates: 43°8′18″N 72°30′33″W / 43.13833°N 72.50917°W / 43.13833; -72.50917
Country United States
State Vermont
County Windham
 - Total 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 - Land 0.5 sq mi (1.3 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 466 ft (142 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 519
 - Density 1,032.2/sq mi (398.5/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 05154
Area code(s) 802
FIPS code 50-62950[1]
GNIS feature ID 1459397[2]

Saxtons River is an incorporated village in the town of Rockingham in Windham County, Vermont, United States. The population was 519 at the 2000 census. For over a hundred years, Saxtons River has been the home of Vermont Academy, an independent secondary school.

It includes part or all of the Saxtons River Village Historic District, which was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988. It is roughly bounded by Burk Hill and Belleview Roads, Oak Street, the Saxtons River, and Westminster West Road, encompassing nearly the entire village except for peripheral mid-20th century subdivisions. The district comprises 133 contributing and 22 non-contributing buildings showcasing Greek Revival, Italianate, and Queen Anne architectural styles.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km²), all of it land.

Historic buildings

  • Congregational Church (Main Street); 1836, 1871
  • Saxtons River Village Building (Upper Main Street); c. 1860, c. 1970
  • "Maple Grove," Smith-Bancroft-Neill House (Upper Main Street); c. 1830 and later
  • Warner Block-Odd Fellows Building (Main Street); c. 1850
  • Sabin-Bryant Block (Main and School Street); c. 1865
  • Saxtons River Public School (School Street); 1915
  • Saxtons River Inn (Main Street and Academy Avenue); 1903
  • "The Beehive" (Academy Avenue); c. 1860
  • Simonds Store - Saxtons River Village Market (Main Street and Academy Avenue); c. 1870
  • Tin Shop or Saxwin Building (Main and Maple Streets); c. 1850
  • Baptist Church (Main Street); 1840
  • Fuller Hardware Store (Main Street); c. 1830
  • Saxtons River Woolen Mill foundation (Maple Street); c. 1847 and later.
  • Wool Pulling Shop (River Street); c. 1870
  • Old South Meetinghouse site (Westminster Street)
  • Saxtons River Cemetery (off Westminster Street)
  • Tenney's Lumber Mill (off Westminster Street); 1870
  • Thompson Gristmill (Westminster Street); c. 1850


As of the 2000 Census[1], there were 519 people, 209 households, and 137 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,032.2 people per square mile (400.8/km²). There were 220 housing units at an average density of 437.5/sq mi (169.9/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 98.46% White, 0.58% Asian, 0.19% from other races, and 0.77% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.35% of the population.

There were 209 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were couples living together and joined in either marriage or civil union, 12.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 27.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the village the population was spread out with 29.3% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 25.2% from 25 to 44, 27.0% from 45 to 64, and 13.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.8 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $36,944, and the median income for a family was $45,893. Males had a median income of $30,625 versus $28,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $22,409. About 7.5% of families and 11.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.0% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.

Notable natives and residents


  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

Coordinates: 43°08′16″N 72°30′35″W / 43.13778°N 72.50972°W / 43.13778; -72.50972



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