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.
The Town of Northfield, Vermont was chartered in 1781 and consists of 38.3 square miles.
Northfield also is home to six covered bridges, four of which are located in Northfield Falls in the northern part of town. This includes the Slaughter House Bridge, which is off of Vermont Route 12. Nearby on Cox Brook Road are three covered bridges in close proximity. The Stony Brook Covered Bridge, also known as the Moseley Covered Bridge, is in the south-western section of Northfield off of Vermont Route 12A.