Windsor, Vermont

town in Windsor County, Vermont, USA

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.

Windsor, Vermont
Old Constitution House, where the Constitution of the Vermont Republic was signed
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.
Windsor, Vermont is located in the United States
Windsor, Vermont
Windsor, Vermont
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 43°28′36″N 72°24′4″W / 43.47667°N 72.40111°W / 43.47667; -72.40111
CountryUnited States
 • Total19.8 sq mi (51.2 km2)
 • Land19.5 sq mi (50.6 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.6 km2)
1,066 ft (325 m)
 • Total3,553
 • Density180/sq mi (69/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code802
FIPS code50-84925[2]
GNIS feature ID1462266[3]


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.


  1. "Profile for Windsor, Vermont, VT". ePodunk. Archived from the original on January 25, 2013. 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.

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