Northfield, Vermont:  Where the Good Life Begins

Northfield, Vermont  is a community of 6207 people (2010 Census) located in the heart of Vermont's Green Mountains. Home to Norwich University, the oldest private military college in the United States, Northfield is an easy ten-mile drive from Montpelier, the state's capital, and three hours from either Boston or Montreal. As such, Northfield offers easy access to both idyllic rural and culturally diverse, cosmopolitan settings. Within its own borders, Northfield provides over eighty miles of roads in all directions, connecting it to surrounding communities and creating the opportunity for year-round scenic driving.

"Welcome to Northfield" Sign


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The Northfield Municipality comprises the 38.3 square miles of Northfield Town (chartered in 1781), which includes the 1.8 square miles of Northfield Village (incorporated in 1855).  Northfield Village is the commercial, industrial, and residential center of Northfield.  Northfield Village has its own electric, water, and sewer departments (which also provide service to some contiguous areas outside the Village).  At right is the Village Common, which is Northfield’s “downtown” and home to banks, stores, restaurants, etc.  This photo shows the Northfield Farmers Market, which takes place from mid-May through mid-October.

Northfield Farmers Market
Stony Brook Covered Bridge

Located outside of the Village are the more rustic sections of Northfield, as well as Norwich University and Northfield Falls. The Town of Northfield has six covered bridges, four of them located in “the Falls” on the northern edge of town.  These include the Slaughterhouse Bridge, which is located off of Vermont Route 12.  Nearby on Cox Brook Road are three covered bridges in close proximity .  At left is the Stony Brook Covered Bridge, also known as the Moseley Covered Bridge, which is located in the southwestern section of Northfield off Vermont Route 12A.  Also registered nationally is the privately-owned Chamberlin Bridge, which is off Stony Brook Road on Chamberlin Road .

The municipal government of Northfield consists of two elected boards.  The Board of Town Selectmen is elected by all eligible Town voters while the Board of Village Trustees is elected only by voters residing in the Village.  As of July 1, 2011, these Boards have hired separate managers to run the day-to-day operations of Northfield Town and Northfield Village.  The Town/Village  of Northfield now is in the process of hiring a Town Manager who would serve the merged municipality that will come into effect on July 1, 2014,

The current Town Manager is Rob Lewis (seen at below left).   His mailing address is 51 South Main Street, Northfield, VT 05663.     His phone number  is 1-802-485-6121 and  the fax number is  1-802-485-8426.  You may also reach Mr. Lewis by email by clicking here

The current Acting Village Manager is Steve Fitzhugh (seen at below right).  His  mailing address is 51 South Main Street, Northfield, VT 05663. His phone number is 1-802-485-3932 and the fax number is 1-802-485-8426.  You may also reach Mr. Fitzhugh by email by clicking here

Northfield Municipal Building, 51 South Main Street

The Town Clerk is elected by Town voters and is responsible for maintaining all official town records; sending out property tax bills and recording payments; supervising elections in Northfield; providing various licenses to the public; and many other duties.  The Town Clerk's Office is in the Northfield Municipal Building (seen at left), which is located at 51 South Main Street and is open weekdays from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  The current Town Clerk is Kim Pedley and her phone number is 1-802-485-5421.  You also may contact her by email by clicking here.

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