Quonsettville – Facts and Figures

Quonsettville lies on the southeastern shore of Quonsett Pond.

The Quackquois River flows along the southern side of Quonsettville, and into Quonsett Pond at its southernmost point.

The center (or centre) of town is only 5 miles (or 8 km), so 8 minutes by car, from the US-Canadian border. Take Vermont State Route 237 and head north. Vermont State Route 237 starts in Highville (70 miles south of Quonsettville) and ends at the US-Canadian border at Descartes Hollow.

The main street is LaChute Street, which runs through downtown / the town center / the Central Business District, connecting Quonsettville with Canada to the north, and Burlington (45 miles / 72 km) and Montpelier (80 miles / 129 km) to the south.

LaChute Street forms part of Vermont State Route 237.

The Quonsettville town bird is the Eastern Towhee.

The local newspaper is The Quonsettville Quacker. Its office is at 230 LaChute Street.

Quonsettville was founded in 1793 by Théophile LaChute, a native of Québec, who established a tannery on the northern bank of the Quackquois River.

Nearby towns (whose populations are included in Census figures for Greater Quonsettville) include East Quonsett, Quonsett Cascade, and Fat Springs.

A statue of Théophile LaChute stands outside the Municipal Library on LaChute Street, near Lapierre Street.

Rickard Wheeler is the local John Deere dealer in Quonsettville.

The Irving gas station stands on Lapierre Street.

A popular community meeting place is the LaChute Community Center in East Quonsett. Many community events and group meetings are held there. There is a bar directly across the street called ______.

The town population, until librarian Euphoria Rivers left town in June 2019, was 6,874.

 

For some interesting facts and figures about Euphoria Rivers, click here.

For the story that sets the scene for this project, One Fine June Morning, click here.

Find out about things currently concerning small towns in Vermont by clicking here.

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