Wheelock Vermont is a town in Caledonia County, located in the beautifully scenic Northeast Kingdom of Vermont, an area that National Geographic selected as part of their geotourism program for sustainable destinations.
The town is named for Eleazar Wheelock, founder of Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. In 1828, Dartmouth President Nathan Lord offered any young man of Wheelock who wanted to go to college, free tuition at Dartmouth. It took 50 years before anyone actually took him up on his invitation, and since then, only eight students from Wheelock have taken advantage of the offer. The student must be a full-time resident of Wheelock at the time application is made to Dartmouth (and, of course, be academically qualified and accepted). A man in the Class of 2005 is the most recent recipient.