The town of Orwell was chartered on August 18, 1763. The first settler is recorded as John Charter, a Scotsman who took up residence near what was then known as Rattlesnake Hill, now Mount Independence, in 1771.

Please call the Town Clerk for additional information and documents pertaining to the town. The town’s web site is currently under construction.


Facts & Figures

For Orwell demographics and other facts & figures, including population, housing, income and energy, please click here.


Elizabeth “Betty” Walker, Clerk

PO Box 32
Orwell, VT 05760

P: 802-948-2032
F: 802-945-2309
E: tckorwel@sover.net

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 9:30 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 3:30 pm
Friday: 9:30 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 6 pm

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