GREEN UP DAY MOVED TO MAY 30, 2020
Green Up bags can be obtained at the Woodford Town Office
The Woodford General Store
As per the governor’s orders, 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.
Penalties for dog licenses will not apply until further notice.
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 Town Officers
Woodford is located in southern Bennington County directly east of the town of Bennington. Woodford is on the crest of the Green Mountains: the western half of the town drains into the Walloomsac River of Bennington, then west to the Hudson River, while the eastern half of the town drains to the Deerfield River, a tributary of the Connecticut River.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 47.6 square miles (123.3 km2), of which 47.4 square miles (122.8 km2) is land and 0.15 square miles (0.4 km2), or 0.35%, is water. Woodford’s town center lies at an elevation of 2,215 feet (675 m) above sea level, the highest of any town in the state of Vermont.
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.