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Townshend, Vermont

Townshend is a town in Windham County, in the "Southern Vermont" region of Vermont. The town was named for named for Charles Townshend of England who was most notable for his fondness for taxing the colonies. His most famous tax was the tax on tea that helped to push the colonies into declaring independence.

H.P. Lovecraft's story "The Whisperer in Darkness" is set near Townshend, the movie "Funny Farm" with Chevy Chase was filmed in Townshend, and Jodi Picoult's novel "House Rules" is set in Townshend.

Some notable people from Townshend include: Peter W. Galbraith, former ambassador to Croatia & author of "The End of Iraq;" Clarina I.H. Nichols, journalist & lobbyist involved in temperence, abolition, & women's movement; Alphonso Taft, Attorney General & Secretary of War under President Ulysses S. Grant; Marshall H. Twitchell, Union Army captain & Reconstruction figure in Bienville & Red River parishes in north Louisiana; and Attila Zoller, guitarist.

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Region 11: Southern Vermont | Windham | Grafton | Athens | Brookline | Newfane | Wardsboro | Jamaica


Vermont Events in October

31st Annual Pumpkin Festival 10/17/15 - 10/17/15
The Pumpkin Festival is a country fair with a craft show, plus Pumpkin Decorating contest, Halloween Costume Parade, best pumpkin pie contest, food vendors, FREE pony rides for kids during Vermont's foliage season. pumpkin pie sale ? whole pie or by?the?piece. sponsored by the Townshend Business Association. 9:00 Craft Sale and Art Works Sale Begin 10:00 The fun begins, Pumpkin Pies on sale 10:00 Scarecrow Decorating Contest starts 12 to 3 Free Pony Rides 12:30 Pumpkin Decorating Contest (a pumpkin given to each youngster) 1:30 Pie Judging Contest (Pies must be received by 1:30) 2:00 Halloween Preview Costume Parade 2:30 Jr. Pumpkin Pie Contest - Ages 14 & under 4:00 Final Wrap-up and Raffle Drawing

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