Town of Cavendish

Vermont USA




Nestled in the center of the Green Mountain State, Cavendish offers rural Vermont living at its comfortable best!

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The Cavendish Annual Town Report for 2016 has been sent out and is now also available on this site.

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We became 250 years young in 2011!

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Cavendish is located in the south central part of Windsor County, Vermont. It is bounded on the north by Reading,  on the east by Weathersfield, on the southeast by Baltimore, on the south by Chester, and on the west by Ludlow.

The Town of Cavendish was chartered in 1761. It has always been a generally quiet rural community with beautiful forested hills and valleys, mountain views and productive river valleys.  The picturesque Black River Valley runs west to east through the town, complete with two distinct villages, a trophy trout stream section, a hydro plant and two intersecting Vermont state highway arteries. With housing ranging from magnificent old country estates to great contemporary mansions, from classic village homes to crisp and clean affordable housing, there is a wide assortment of residential opportunities.  The two villages sprang from the early success and growth of Vermont's woolen industry yet they adapted gracefully and flourished in their own right after the decline of that industry with a little help of some Town revitalization efforts.  Cavendish's largest industrial resident is a branch of the Mack Molding company which specializes in custom plastics molding.  Mack took one of the former mill complexes in town and has developed it into a fine modern plant while keeping the exterior of the plant well maintained and preserving the classic mill complex character.
View down Main Street toward the elementary school in the Proctorsville village
View of Cavendish village (formerly Duttonsville) from the Green Mountain Railroad tracks
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Farmstead on Davis Road
View of Mount Ascutney From Tierney Road