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White River Junction
Windsor County, Vermont


Page Contents for White River Junction, Vermont

Statistics & Facts

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Historical Events

Chamber of Commerce.

Community events.

Statistics & Facts

The Vermont state capital is Montpelier.
The population of White River Junction is approximately 2,521 (1990).
The approximate number of families is 1,232 (1990).
The amount of land area in White River Junction is 4.255 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.126 sq kilometers.
The distance from White River Junction to Washington DC is 416 miles.
The distance to the Vermont state capital is 44 miles. (as the crow flies)
White River Junction is positioned 43.65 degrees north of the equator and 72.32 degrees west of the prime meridian.

History & History Related Items

Here is a history page for the area.
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Learn more about White River Junction at this site.

The restored Historic Train Station houses the AMTRAK ticket office, the Hartford Area Chamber of Commerce and The New England Transportation Institute & Museum.
The Museum is open to the public with Exhibits of Rail Road and several other historical transportation modes.
Visitors may visit the Claremont-Concord Restoration Facility for the “Flying Yankee
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White River Junction Historical Events

2004, September
2004 Glory Days of the Railroad Festival Event is dedicated to the memory of:
Frederick Billings 1823 – 1890 "A transcontinental leader, he referred to himself as Frederick Billings of Vermont. He believed that a thing worth doing was worth doing well!"
Born in Royalton, Vermont. Conservationist, Naturalist, Businessman, Railroad Pioneer. Ownership of the Billings Farm, Woodstock VT. President: Northern Pacific Railroad, Woodstock Railway Company, Woodstock National Bank, University of Vermont Billings Library. First person to practice law & (first) Attorney General: State of California. Founder of University of California, Berkeley. Established Yosemite National Park. Owner: of the Historic Montgomery Block in San Francisco, CA. Billings, Montana named in his honor. Wrote & implemented the plan for the Transcontinental Railroad.

Franklin Noble Billings 1829 – 1894 "None knew him but to love him, None named him but to praise him." Born in Royalton, Vermont. A businessman both in San Francisco, California and Woodstock, Vermont. He …"sustained an enviable reputation for honorable methods and square dealing." President of the: Woodstock Railway Company, also, President of the Woodstock National Bank, and Gas Light Company, and Director of the Norman Williams Library and Woodstock Hotel Company. Managed his Frederick’s enterprises.

White River Junction Chamber

Hartford, Vermont Area Chamber of Commerce
211 North Main Street
White River Junction, VT 05001
Phone: 802-295-7900
Toll-free: 800-295-5451

White River Junction Community Events

Held in June each year
the Quechee Hot Air Ballon & Crafts Festival

September each year - an annual event
Annual Festival, THE GLORY DAYS OF THE RAILROAD Festival
An Annual Fall Event Home of B&M Locomotive No. 494 (National Register of Historic Places)
A Historical and Family-oriented, fun-filled day-long celebration of railroading and transportation modes past, present and future. For Publicity/Marketing, Events Schedule, Directions, Museum, Photo Gallery, Volunteer, and more Information, please view the Web Site
Recent years of the GLORY DAYS OF THE RAILROAD Festival were the largest train festival events in the State of Vermont and New Hampshire. Sponsored by: New England Transportation Institute Museum and The Town of Hartford Vermont, Parks and Recreation.
For further general information on the event, full media package, web page link, posters, rack cards, crafts, booths, volunteers, please call: Town of Hartford Parks and Recreation 171 Bridge Street White River Junction, VT 05001 (802) 295-5036 E-mail:Tom

White River Junction Organizations

Hartford, Vermont Area Chamber of Commerce
211 North Main Street
White River Junction, VT 05001
Phone: 802-295-7900
Toll-free: 800-295-5451

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