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About Newbury, Vermont
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Orange County
Chartered: May 18, 1763 (New Hampshire Grant)
Area: 41,302 Acres = 64.53 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 4* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 44° 05' W 72°04'
Altitude: 418 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 2,216 [ Population Rank: 86* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 34.3 [ Density Rank: 140* ]
Full Census Info: Town
  County  State

*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Newbury's relative position among Vermont's 255 civic entities (9 cities, 242 towns, 4 gores and grants). Complete rankings are here.

Newbury was granted to Jacob Bayley and 74 others. Coincidentally, Benning Wentworth at the same time granted a tract directly across the Connecticut River to Moses Hazen. Both men apparently prevailed in the naming of these new towns after their neighboring homes in Massachusetts: Newbury and Haverhill, respectively. The two men were lifelong friends and worked together on many projects, perhaps the best known of which is the Bayley-Hazen Military Road. For all of Bayley's significance in the history of both the town and the state, the road, only portions of which are in use today, is the only feature to bear his name.

In the same fashion as Bellows Falls in Rockingham and White River Junction in Hartford, the village of Wells River in Newbury carries a considerably higher recognition factor than the town in which it is located.

Material excerpted or adapted from Esther Munroe Swift's
Vermont Place-Names: Footprints of History
with the author's permission

Activities & Points of Interest
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Goings-on in and near Newbury
Calendar of Events provided by the Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing.

Newbury Historical Society

The View
One of the most serene views of the Connecticut River can be found here, somewhat as pictured above. It is most striking as you travel south on Route 5 from the village of Wells River, where the Connecticut begins the easterly bend of the oxbow just above Newbury Village (you'll be looking somewhat southeast)

Contact Info
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Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Cottage Hospital (Woodsville, NH) 603-747-9000
Town Clerk:  Susan Underwood PO Box 126 Newbury, VT 05051
 802-866-5521
 M W Th F 8:30-2:30; T 8:30-6

Churches, Ministries, Charitables
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United Church of Christ : United Church of Christ
United Church of Christ : United Church of Christ (Wells River)
United Church of Christ : United Church of Christ (West Newbury)

Schools
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Blue Mountain School District 802-757-2766
Orange East Supervisory Union 802-222-5216
Blue Mountain Union School 802-757-2711
Newbury Elementary School 802-866-5621

Neighboring Towns
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This is a basic geographic reference, intended to show relative location of adjacent towns. Directional accuracy is limited to 16 compass points. There isn't even the slightest suggestion that one can necessarily travel directly from one town to the next (as in "You can't get there from here").

Groton Ryegate
Newbury
Topsham New Hampshire
Corinth Bradford

Utilities
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Notes about utilities:

  • One electric or phone company indicates that company serves the entire town. More than one of either indicates each serves different areas of town.
  • A listed cable company MIGHT mean the entire town is covered, but not necessarily. More than one listed indicates each serves different areas of town.
  • Unless your area is one served by Vermont's only gas utility, your only option is bottled gas (any dealer).
    Electric Green Mountain Power 888-835-4672
    Electric Vermont Electric Co-op 800-832-2667
    Telephone Fairpoint 866-984-2001
    Telephone Fairpoint 866-984-2001

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