Quechee, Vermont

Quechee is a census-designated place and one of five unincorporated villages in the town of Hartford, Windsor County, Vermont, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population of the CDP was 656.[3] It is the site of Quechee Gorge on the Ottauquechee River and is also the home to the Quechee Lakes planned community, initiated in the late 1960s, which also brought to the community the small Quechee Lakes Ski Area in the 1970s.

Quechee, Vermont
Quechee Gorge, Quechee State Park, fall 2009
Quechee Gorge, Quechee State Park, fall 2009
Location in Windsor County and the state of Vermont.
Location in Windsor County and the state of Vermont.
Coordinates: 43°38′44″N 72°25′6″W / 43.64556°N 72.41833°W / 43.64556; -72.41833Coordinates: 43°38′44″N 72°25′6″W / 43.64556°N 72.41833°W / 43.64556; -72.41833
CountryUnited States
StateVermont
CountyWindsor
Area
 • Total1.9 sq mi (5.0 km2)
 • Land1.9 sq mi (4.8 km2)
 • Water0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation
580 ft (180 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total656
 • Density340/sq mi (130/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
05059
Area code(s)802
FIPS code50-57775[1]
GNIS feature ID1459125[2]

Quechee was known for a picturesque covered bridge at the site of the old Quechee mill, which now houses the Simon Pearce glass-blowing facility and restaurant. The bridge was severely damaged by flooding caused by Hurricane Irene in 2011.[4] The bridge has since been rebuilt.

Quechee has a small branch post office with zip code 05059.

The region was historically inhabited by tribes of the Abenaki people; evidence exits of an ancient Abenaki village at the site of Quechee, in addition to more recent Abenaki settlements and activity throughout Hartford.[5]

GeographyEdit

Quechee is located along the Ottauquechee River in the western part of the town of Hartford. U.S. Route 4 passes through the CDP, just south of the village center, connecting with Woodstock and Rutland to the west and with White River Junction to the east. Quechee Gorge forms the southeastern edge of the CDP.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Quechee CDP, Vermont". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 3, 2012.
  4. ^ Cullen, Kevin (30 August 2011). "A rampage of rivers" – via The Boston Globe.
  5. ^ "Abenaki Life" (PDF).

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