Glover, Vermont

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Glover is a town in Orleans County, Vermont, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the town population was 966. It contains two unincorporated villages, Glover and West Glover.

The town is named for Brigadier General John Glover, who served in the American Revolutionary War. He was the prime proprietor of the town.

Glover is home of the Bread & Puppet Museum.



*Selectman - Nash Basom [Nash Basom replaces Christopher Waring as selectman,"The Chronicle",March 7, 2007, page 12]
*Selectman - Keone Maher
*Selectman - Nick Ecker-Racz
*Constable - Rebecca Williams
*Library Trustee - Ned Andrews (2013)
*Budget - $620,723

chool District

*Director - Jason Kennedy
*Budget - $1.7 million plus town's assessment for Lake Region Union High School (Orleans Central Supervisory Union)


According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 100.0 km² (38.6 mi²). 98.1 km² (37.9 mi²) of it is land and 1.9 km² (0.7 mi²) of it (1.92%) is water.

The surface of the town is uneven, with hills and valleys. The highest elevation is Black Hills, at convert|2258|ft|m, in the south part of town. [ [ Orleans County Vermont Summits ] ] 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. [ Gazetteer of Lamoille and Orleans Counties, VT.; 1883-1884, Compiled and Published by Hamilton Child; May 1887]


As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 966 people, 384 households, and 269 families residing in the town. The population density was 9.8/km² (25.5/mi²). There were 677 housing units at an average density of 6.9/km² (17.9/mi²). 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.


Personal Income

The median income for a household in the town was $33,403, and the median income for a family was $38,309. Males had a median income of $25,977 versus $21,172 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,112. About 10.8% of families and 11.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.2% of those under age 18 and 14.9% of those age 65 or over.


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."

The unincorporated village of West Glover had a municipal septic system which failed. There are plans to replace it. [cite book | author = Braithwaite, Chris |title = Quilts soften mood at crowded Town Meeting | publisher = the Chronicle | date = March 5, 2008]


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Town maintained roads

The town has convert|40|mi|km of dirt roads. These lose an estimated convert|11720|cuyd|m3 of gravel annually which must be replaced. [cite book | author = Creaser, Richard |title = Rough roads are the subject of special meeting | publisher = the Chronicle | date = May 2, 2007]

Notable residents

*Spencer Chamberlain, laborer, who ran ahead of the runaway Long Pond to successfully warn people in its path of destruction.
*Emory A. Hebard, former resident, elected Treasurer of the State of Vermont for twelve years (six terms)
*Melvin Mandigo, state representative 1965-1974, state senator 1974-1980 [ [ The World ] ]
*Peter Schumann, founder and director of the Bread & Puppet Theater.


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