Warren's Gore, Vermont

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Warren's Gore, Vermont
Located in Essex County, Vermont
Located in Essex County, Vermont
Country United States
State Vermont
County Essex County
Population (2010)
 • Total 4

Warren's Gore (or Warrens Gore or Warren Gore) is a gore in Essex County, Vermont, United States. The population was 4 at the 2010 census,[1] down from 10 at the 2000 census. In Vermont, gores and grants are unincorporated portions of a county which are not part of any town and have limited self-government (if any, as many are uninhabited).

Warren's Gore is part of the Berlin, NH–VT Micropolitan Statistical Area.


The gore was originally chartered to be part of the town of Warren on October 20, 1789. The charter provided for two tracts of land, one of which became the town, the other became the gore. The two tracts were quite a few miles from each other, on opposite sides of the state. The tract that became the gore has been treated as separate from the town since its inception. The charter referred to the two tracts collectively as "a Township by the name of Warren". (State Papers of Vermont, Volume Two: Charters Granted by the State of Vermont, VT Secretary of State, 1922, pp. 207–9, also p. 362).


According to the United States Census Bureau, the gore has a total area of 11.4 square miles (29.5 km2), of which 10.5 square miles (27.3 km2) is land and 0.81 square miles (2.1 km2), or 7.26%, is water.[1] The gore contains the majority of Norton Pond, the source of the Coaticook River, which flows north into Quebec. Less than one mile south of Norton Pond is the source of the Pherrins River, which flows south to Island Pond and is part of the Clyde River (Lake Memphremagog) watershed.

Vermont Route 114 passes through Warrens Gore, leading north to Norton and south to Island Pond.


As of the census of 2000, there were 10 people, 4 households, and 4 families residing in the gore. The population density was 0.9 people per square mile (0.4/km2). There were 43 housing units at an average density of 3.9/sq mi (1.5/km2). The racial makeup of the gore was 100.00% White.[2]

There were 4 households out of which 25.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 100.0% were married couples living together, and 0.0% were non-families. No households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 2.50.[2]

In the gore the population was spread out with 20.0% under the age of 18, 30.0% from 25 to 44, 30.0% from 45 to 64, and 20.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 46 years. For every 100 females there were 150.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.0 males.[2]

"Warren's Gore" or "Warren Gore"[edit]

Sources are inconsistent on whether the name of the gore is Warren's Gore or Warren Gore:

State Papers of Vermont, Volume One: Index to the Papers of the Surveyors-General (VT Secretary of State, 1918) lists the name as "Warren's Gore, one of two tracts in Vt. Grant to John Throop and associates, Oct. 27 [sic], 1789, as Warren." (p. 155, note: it appears the date should actually be Oct. 20, and is given as such on the same page under the entry for the town of Warren).

The Vermont Statutes use Warren's Gore in at least two places (Title 17, Chapter 34, Section 1893 and T. 24, Ch. 117, Sec. 4341(e)). In at least one other place, however, the statutes use Warren Gore (T. 24, Ch. 1, Sec. 6).

The Gazetteer of Caledonia and Essex Counties, VT, 1764-1887 (Hamilton Child, 1887) uses Warren's Gore on p. 15, but Warren Gore on p. 490.

The Vermont Road Atlas and Guide (Northern Cartographic, 1989) uses Warren Gore (p. 63) as does Vermont Place-Names: Footprints of History by Esther M. Swift (The Stephen Greene Press, 1977, pp. 222–3).

The Vermont Atlas and Gazetteer (Delorme, 9th ed., 1996) uses Warren Gore on the relevant map (p. 55), but also uses Warrens Gore (with no apostrophe) for the gore's entry in the index (p. 7).


  1. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Warren's gore, Essex County, Vermont". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 8, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 44°55′00″N 71°53′00″W / 44.91667°N 71.88333°W / 44.91667; -71.88333