Chartered: June 8, 1763 (New Hampshire Grant)
Area: 25,033 Acres / 39.11 Square Miles [ 139* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): 73°01'W 44°37'N
Altitude ASL: 464 feet
Population (US Census, 2000): 2,086 [ 80* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 53.3 [ 81* ]
Tax Rate: $2.057 ('03)
Equalized Value: $133,265,557 ('03)
*Area, Population and Density rankings above refer to Westford's relative position among Vermont's 255 civic entities (9 cities, 242 towns, 4 gores and grants).
Absent any evidence otherwise, the name appears to derive from being the most westerly of four granted the same day. For whatever reason, in 1781 the young Republic of Vermont granted another Westford, in Orleans County. That town was subsequently renamed Westmore.
Westford and adjacent Underhill listed many of the same grantees, which accounts for the fact that the names of families residing in one contributed to places names in the other. Mount Macomber in Underhill, for instance, derives from the Macomber family of Westford.
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