Welcome to Woodford
March 19, 2020
As a precaution, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Woodford Town Office is closed to the public effective immediately and until further notice. The Town Clerk and Treasurer will remain available to assist you during regular business hours by phone and email.
Town Office hours remain the same:
Clerk: Mon & Thurs 8:30-2, Wed 8:30-11:30, Tues 11-5
Town business can be done via mail, phone or email such as payments, dog licenses, single document requests, land postings, Green Mountain Passes, etc. Please call or email for specific details.
Dog licensing has been extended to May 1, 2020 without penalties.
Attorneys and title searchers will be allowed limited access to land records by appointment only.
We encourage everyone to follow CDC and Department of Health hand-washing and social distancing recommendations.
Thank you for understanding that these are unusual times, requiring precautions for public safety and health.
Woodford was originally granted on March 6, 1753, but due to the French and Indian Wars was not settled within the required five years and was re-granted August 12, 1762. It was supposedly named for a General Woodford, a British officer who gave service during the French and Indian Wars. However, the first Woodford connected with the American military shows up later: a Virginian who fought in the Revolution. He is not known to have had any military career prior to the second grant. The name is more likely after Woodford, Essex, England. Woodford contains some 14,000 acres of the Green Mountain National Forest, and is almost entirely mountainous except for a short stretch along Walloomsac Brook.