Town Name: Walden
Area: 39 SQ MILES
Brief History: Chartered in August of 1781 to Moses Robinson and 64 others. The town was founded along the original Bayley-Hazen Military Road, which served as an important supply route during the Revolutionary War. In 1779, a block house was built in this territory, with a small garrison left to defend it. The officer who was left in command was named Walden and requested that the town receive his name when it was chartered.
General Area Info: The town is known for its elevation and abundant snowfall. The highest point is the summit of Stannard Mountain, with an elevation of 2,579 feet. Today, the town’s farms focus on a variety of livestock, including dairy cows, beef cattle, llamas, and horses, as well as organic vegetables, Christmas trees, and maple syrup production.
Attractions:Steam Mill Brook Wildlife Management Area, Coles Pond, Lyford Pond
Recreational Activities: Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Wildlife Viewing, Paddling
- Walden does not have a post office, its own zip code, or a centralized village.
- The town was originally in Orange County until the formation of Caledonia County in 1796.
- Several one-room schoolhouses were established in the agricultural community, and they continued to be used until 1996.
- K-8: Walden School
- High School: Choice
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