THE TOWN OF HYDE PARK,VERMONT (05655)
DEMOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

  • Chartered: August 27, 1781 (Vermont Charter)
  • Area: 24,959 Acres = 39 Square Miles [Size Rank: 143*]
  • Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 44° 35′ W 72°37′
  • Altitude: 671 feet ASL
  • Population (US Census, 2000): 2,847 [Population Rank: 60*]
  • Population Density (persons per square mile): 73 [Density Rank: 58*]
  • Government: Select Board & Town Meeting
  • Public Schools: Lamoille North Supervisory Union, Green Mountain Technology and Career Center, Hyde Park Elementary School, Lamoille Union High School & Lamoille Union Middle School

*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Hyde Park’s relative position amongVermont’s 255 civic entities (9 cities, 242 towns, 4 gores and grants.

ABOUT HYDE PARK,VERMONT – Estimated 2010 Population is – 2,847:
From the tree-lined historic Village to the majestic mountaintop views of nearby Mount Mansfield and Smugglers Notch, there is a special feeling in Hyde Park.Nestled along the banks of the beautiful Lamoille River, surrounded by Vermont’s lush Green Mountains, Hyde Park has welcomed visitors for more than two hundred years! Once the destination of the wealthy fromNew York and Boston who traveled via train to spend their summers in the country, Hyde Park has become a destination for vacationing visitors from around the globe.Located in the Lamoille River Valley in the heart of northernVermont, the region is the fastest growing in the state. The education, opportunities for entrepreneurship, superb infrastructure, and four-season natural beauty bring many to visit, and many to make their homes here.

Hyde Park, the shire town of Lamoille County, is centrally located and covers 38.7 Square miles. The town has an incorporated village, Hyde Park Village. The town abuts Eden to the north, Johnson to the west, Morristown to the south, and Wolcott to the east. It is located 35 miles from Burlington and 24 miles from Montpelier. It is home to the Green River Reservoir State Park, which is the largest non-motorized lake inVermont.

The world famous resort village of Stowe,Vermont is located just eleven miles south along the Scenic Route 100 Corridor. Nestled besideVermont’s highest peaks, Hyde Park and the surrounding region offer legendary fall foliage, spectacular skiing, stunning summers, incomparable accommodations, spas, recreation, dining, and shopping.

OF HISTORIC INTEREST
Hyde Park was another one of the grants to Revolutionary War veterans from Connecticut, and, like Elmore and Wolcott, Hyde Park was named for its principal grantee, Captain Jedediah Hyde. The Captain’s son, Jedediah Jr. and other members of the Hyde family were also named. Captain Hyde originally lived in Norwich,Connecticut, and during the Revolutionary War he served in both the army and the navy, having been at the Battle of Bunker Hill, among other engagements. About the time that Hyde Park was chartered, he and his wife moved toVermont. They lived in Pawlet and Poultney for some years before they moved on to their new town. One of their sons, Arunah Hyde, stayed in the southern part of the state and became sheriff of Castleton where the village of Hydeville derives its name from his branch of the family.

One of the most often repeated stories in town is about how Hyde Park village came to be known as “Hide Center”: Carroll S. Page,Vermont’s one-time governor (1890-92) and US Senator (1909-23), was one of the largest dealers in hides and skins in the world. During his greatest period of activity, Hyde Park became one of the major tanning centers in the country. Page himself was nick-named “Calf Skin Page,” and in turn he called his village Hide Center. Child’s 1883 Gazetteer carried a full-page advertisement that said, among other things, “Active farmer’s boys can occupy the spring months in picking up dairy skins.” A good many boys paid for their clothes and schooling with the money Page paid to “such as can give a satisfactory guaranty that funds furnished will not be misappropriated.”

Material excerpted or adapted from Esther Munroe Swift’s~Vermont Place-Names: Footprints of History

Chamber Businesses
Located in Hyde Park


Lamoille County Field Days

P.o Box 357
Hyde Park, VT 05655 

802-635-7113

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Over and Above Photography

579 Beam Road
Hyde Park, VT 05655 

(802) 585-1011

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Casella Waste Management

1855 Rte 100
Hyde Park, Vermont 05655 

(802) 223-7045

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H.A. Manosh Corporation

120 Northgate Plaza, #2
Morrisville, VT 05661 

802-888-7100

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Green Mountain Technology & Career Center

738 VT Rte 15 West
Hyde Park, Vermont 05661 

(802) 851-1572

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Hope Grows Community Farm Program

951 VT Rte 15 East
Hyde Park, VT 05655 

(802) 851-8081

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Lamoille County Players

P.O Box 9
Hyde Park, VT 05655 

802-888-4507

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Lamoille County Sheriff’s Department

P.O Box 96
Hyde Park, VT 05655 

802-888-3502

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House of Troy

902 Silver Ridge Rd
Hyde Park, VT 05655 

802-888-7984

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Lanpher Memorial Library

141 Main Street
Hyde Park, VT 05655 

802-888-4628

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Hillside Trash

P.O Box 163
Hyde Park, VT 05655 

802-888-7567

Town of Hyde Park

P.O Box 98
Hyde Park, VT 05655 

802-888-2300

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ReSOURCE

590 East Main Street
Hyde Park, VT 05655 

(802) 851-8333

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Simpson Sales Unlimited, Inc.

P.O Box 186
Hyde Park, VT 05655 

(802) 888-3997

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Green Mountain Access Television

P.O Box 581
Hyde Park, Vermont 05655 

(802) 888-0166

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Silver Ridge Design, Inc., Architects

P.O Box 32
Hyde Park, VT 05655 

802-888-2400

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Lamoille Restorative Center

P.O Box 148
Hyde Park, VT 05655 

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JBW Excavation and Land Maintenance

2543 VT Rte 100
Hyde Park, VT 05655 

802-888-2747

Polow, Polow & Mahoney

125 Main St.
Hyde Park, VT 05655 

(802) 888-7707

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