|Location in Vermont|
|Foundation :||June 6, 1761|
|State :||United States|
|County :||Windsor County|
|Time zone :||Eastern ( UTC − 5 / −4 )|
|Residents :||666 (as of 2010)|
|Population density :||6.2 inhabitants per km 2|
|Area :||107.9 km 2 (approx. 42 mi 2 ) of
which 107.5 km 2 (approx. 42 mi 2 ) are land
|Height :||570 m|
|Postal code :||05062|
|Area code :||+1 802|
|GNIS ID :||1462183|
Reading is centrally located in Windsor County, on the eastern edge of the southern Green Mountains . The highest point is the 793 m high Mount Moses. In the northeast the Mill Brook drains into the Ottauquechee River and in the southeast the North Branch Black River drains into the Black River . Vermont State Route 106 runs north to south through the eastern part of the town.
All distances are given as straight lines between the official coordinates of the places from the 2010 census.
- North: Woodstock , 4.1 mi
- Northeast: Hartland , 11.2 miles
- East: West Windsor , 6.8 mi
- Southeast: Weathersfield , 14.1 km
- South: Cavendish , 2.1 miles
- Southwest: Ludlow , 7.5 mi
- West: Plymouth , 7.2 mi
- Northwest: Bridgewater , 6.9 mi
The Town of Reading includes the settlements of Felchville, South Reading, Hammondsville and Bailey Mills.
The mean mean temperature in Reading ranges from −8.3 ° C (17 ° F ) in January to 20.0 ° C (68 ° F) in July. This makes the place about 2 degrees cooler compared to the long-term mean of Vermont. The snowfall between October and May is well over two meters (with a peak in January of almost 50 cm) about twice as high as the mean snow depth in the USA. The daily sunshine duration is at the lower end of the range in the USA.
Reading was founded on June 6, 1761 as a New Hampshire Grant . Benning Wentworth's grant went to 62 settlers. These and subsequently their legal successors did not have to buy the land, but there were four conditions in the grant: 5 acres (2 hectares ) of land of 50 acres (20 ha) each had to be cultivated and farmed and the settlement had to be expanded. Pine trees can not be felled, they belonged to the king and were used as masts for the Royal Navy. The settlers had to settle near the center for a place to emerge, and the fourth condition was to pay a lease of one corn cob every December 25th for 10 years . After ten years they were also obliged to pay one shilling for every 100 acres. Whoever did not follow this lost his land. These regimes lasted until the Vermont Republic was founded in 1791.
|Census Results - Town of Reading, Vermont|
Culture and sights
Economy and Infrastructure
The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Hanover is the closest hospital for Reading.
The Reading Public Library Association was founded in 1869. The library building was donated in 1899 by Gilbert Davis, a local lawyer. Gilbert Davis wrote the two-volume history of the town some time later.
There are 10 cemeteries in Pomfret: Felchville Cemetery, Weld Cemetery, Spear Cemetery, South Reading Cemetery, Amsden Cemetery, Bailey's Mills Cemetery, Buck Cemetery, Sawyer Cemetery, Shedd Hill Cemetery, and Swain Cemetery.
Reading is home to the Reading Elementary School with classes from pre-kindergarten through 4th grade.
Reading is part of the Windsor Central Supervisory Union . High school students attend Woodstock Union Middle School and High School . The nearest colleges are in Hanover, New Hampshire , Norwich and Middlebury , the nearest university in Plymouth, New Hampshire .
sons and daughters of the town
- Titus Brown (1786–1849), politician
- Gilbert A. Davis: Centennial celebration, together with an historical sketch of Reading, Windsor County, Vermont, and its inhabitants from the first settlement of the town to 1874. AN Swain, Bellows Falls VT 1874, ( digitized ).
- Gilbert A. Davis: History of Reading. Windsor County. Vermont. Volume 2. sn, sl 1903, ( digitized version ).
- Homepage of the municipality (English)
- Profile of the municipality on the official portal www.Vermont.gov
- Entry on VirtualVermont (English) ( Memento from March 5, 2017 in the Internet Archive )
- Reading in the Geographic Names Information System of the United States Geological Survey , accessed September 20, 2016
- Population from the 2010 US Census in the American Factfinder
- Mount Moses. In: peakery.com. Retrieved September 29, 2016 .
- Coordinates of the locations of the Census Authority 2010
- Town Plan Reading, Vermont (PDF) accessed September 29, 2016
- Reading, Vermont (VT 05062) profile: population, maps, real estate, averages, homes, statistics, relocation, travel, jobs, hospitals, schools, crime, moving, houses, news, sex offenders. In: city-data.com. www.city-data.com, accessed on September 29, 2016 .
- Reading History - Reading, Vermont. In: govoffice.com. Retrieved September 29, 2016 .
- Population 1790–2010 according to the census results
- Knapp Brook Wildlife Management Area | fpr. In: vermont.gov. fpr.vermont.gov, accessed September 29, 2016 .
- Reading, Vermont, New England, USA. In: virtualvermont.com. Retrieved September 29, 2016 .
- The Reading Public Library. In: readinglibrary.org. Retrieved September 29, 2016 .
- Reading Elementary School. In: google.com. sites.google.com, accessed September 29, 2016 .