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Welcome to Shaftsbury ...

The Town of Shaftsbury is located in Bennington County<1>.

The location of Shaftsbury has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Shaftsbury has a population of 3,431 people<3> (see below for details).

Shaftsbury is 1,040 feet [317 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Shaftsbury lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Shaftsbury: (802)

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Shaftsbury had an population of 3,431 people. This is a decrease of 4.43% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 8.92% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Shaftsbury had a population of 3,590 people (or 9.67% of the total population of Bennington County). This makes Shaftsbury the county's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Shaftsbury represents 0.57% of the total population of Vermont (which has 625,741 people), making it the state's 44th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,590 people, the population of Shaftsbury decreased 4.7% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 3,767 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Shaftsbury.

Communities near Shaftsbury ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Shaftsbury.

  • Bennington [Bennington County]
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    • Bennington [Bennington County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the south of Shaftsbury
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,897 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bennington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennington
  • North Adams [Berkshire County]
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    • North Adams [Berkshire County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the south of Shaftsbury
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,737 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Adams
  • Williamstown [Berkshire County]
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    • Williamstown [Berkshire County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Shaftsbury
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,631 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williamstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Williamstown
  • Hoosick [Rensselaer County]
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    • Hoosick [Rensselaer County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Shaftsbury
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,711 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hoosick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoosick
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Pittstown [Rensselaer County]
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      • Pittstown [Rensselaer County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the southwest of Shaftsbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,530 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pittstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pittstown
    • Greenwich [Washington County]
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      • Greenwich [Washington County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Shaftsbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,745 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwich have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwich
    • Manchester [Bennington County]
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      • Manchester [Bennington County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Shaftsbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,214 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Manchester have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manchester
    • Pownal [Bennington County]
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      • Pownal [Bennington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Shaftsbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,386 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pownal have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pownal
    • Hoosick Falls [Rensselaer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoosick Falls
      • Hoosick Falls [Rensselaer County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Shaftsbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,336 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoosick Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoosick Falls<6>
    • White Creek [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Creek
      • White Creek [Washington County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Shaftsbury
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,255 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Creek

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Shaftsbury. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Shaftsbury.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Shaftsbury. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Shaftsbury.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Shaftsbury. See our Newspapers Page for Shaftsbury.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shaftsbury ...

Looking for more information about Shaftsbury? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Shaftsbury, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Shaftsbury.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Vermont

About Bennington County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Shaftsbury. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Vermont: https://www.vermont.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Vermont's counties, including Bennington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Shaftsbury.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shaftsbury - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Shaftsbury) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Shaftsbury. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ShaftsburyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shaftsbury. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.9795, Longitude: -73.2057       In this case, the coordinates for Shaftsbury have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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