Glover, Vermont facts for kids
Located in Orleans County, Vermont
Location of Vermont with the U.S.A.
|Chartered||November 20, 1783|
|• Total||38.6 sq mi (100.0 km2)|
|• Land||37.9 sq mi (98.1 km2)|
|• Water||0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)|
|Elevation||945 ft (507 m)|
|• Density||25.5/sq mi (9.8/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|GNIS feature ID||1462103|
Glover is home of the Bread & Puppet Museum.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 38.6 square miles (100.0 km2), of which 37.9 square miles (98.1 km2) is land and 0.7 square mile (1.9 km2) (1.92%) is water.
The surface of the town is uneven, with hills and valleys. The highest elevation is Black Hills, at 2,258 feet (688 m), in the south part of town. The town drains northward via the northern branches of the Barton River, and southward via branches of the Passumpsic, Lamoille, and Black Rivers, which have their sources here. Four ponds of considerable size also are found here, Parker Pond, in the north, Stone's and Clark's pond, in the south and central, and Sweeney pond in the west, as well as Shadow Lake. Shadow Lake was first called Chambers Pond, then Stone Pond about 1822. In 1922 it was given its current name. The Abenaki had called it Pekdabowk, or Smoke Pond.
In 1802, the town decided to construct one school at the Parker settlement. Operating expenses were limited to $20 for that year.
In the most cataclysmic natural catastrophe affecting Orleans County in post-Columbian times, the banks of Glover's Long Pond gave way on June 6, 1810, and flooded the Barton River valley. The hero of the day was laborer Spencer Chamberlain who ran ahead of the flood to warn people at the mill. The wayward pond was forever after known as "Runaway Pond".
By 1851, there were 450 grammar school students. In 2017, the number of students at that level had dropped to about 100.
From about the 1820s to the 1930s, there was a settlement, Slab City, near the outlet from Shadow Lake, whose economy was dependent on the logging, and three sawmills in the area. The settlement also contained a lime kiln, butter tub factory, a cider mill, a one-room schoolhouse, a post office, a church, and other allied businesses. In 1836, a suit against the height of the water retained in a dam to power the sawmills was successful. The suit was motivated in large part by the Runaway Pond catastrophe. The end of the dam power marked the beginning of the end for Slab City.
The unincorporated village of West Glover had a municipal septic system which failed in 2008. This was replaced in 2012. It connected to the main sewage line in Glover village, which in turns was connected to the wastewater treatment facility in adjacent Barton. This was funded by USDA Rural Development Agency.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, there were 966 people, 384 households, and 269 families residing in the town. The population density was 25.5 inhabitants per square mile (9.8/km2). There were 677 housing units at an average density of 17.9 per square mile (6.9/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.38% White, 0.21% African American, 0.93% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 1.97% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.62% of the population.
There were 384 households out of which 29.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.9% were non-families. 23.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.83.
In the town, the population was spread out with 22.0% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 23.2% from 25 to 44, 34.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.
Town maintained roads
The town has 40 miles (64 km) of dirt roads. These lose an estimated 11,720 cubic yards (8,960 m3) of gravel annually which must be replaced.
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