About Pittsford, VT
Pittsford – Vermont’s “Sunshine Village,”* was established as a frontier town just before the Revolutionary War. Its 3,200 residents inhabit 44 square miles of working farms, forests and residential communities.
Otter Creek and its numerous local tributaries flow through the town’s valleys en route to Lake Champlain. Wildlife is varied and abundant. Natural beauty is all around.
Pittsford is a town where people put down roots. The fact that so many families have lived in Pittsford for generations is testament to the value that people here place on community, friendships and quality of life.
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*A state survey once found that Pittsford had the most sunshine of any Vermont town. The proof is in the pudding. In 1907, the widow of U.S. Senator Redfield Proctor purchased land on the west side of Furnace Road on which was built the Vermont Sanatorium, a place for the care of incipient tubercular patients. (Ironically, the dedication of the facility took place in the midst of dark midday skies and a heavy downpour)
Source: Pittsford’s Second Century (1872-1997), Jean Davies, Margaret Armitage, Lois Blittersdorf and Jean Harvie, c.1998 by the Pittsford Historical Society.