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Newbury, Vermont, USA

Newbury, Orange, VT

Newbury includes the villages of Newbury, Center Newbury, West Newbury, South Newbury, Boltonville, Peach Four Corners, and Wells River.

It was first settled by English colonists in 1762 by Samuel Sleeper and family. One of the New Hampshire grants, Newbury was chartered by Governor Benning Wentworth on March 18, 1763 to General Jacob Bayley and 74 others, some from Newbury, Massachusetts.

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  • The town of Newbury was chartered on May 18, 1763.
    Newbury includes the villages of Newbury, Center Newbury, West Newbury, South Newbury, Boltonville, Peach Four Corners, and Wells River. In the same ...Read MORE...


  • 1773 - First road in Newbury
    "A path followed by the settlers toward Bradford, gradually became passable for ox-teams, and was formally surveyed and accepted by the town,
    June...Read MORE...


  • "In 1776, a bounty of ten dollars was offered for the head of each wolf killed in town. (Newbury)"

    History of Newbury, Vermont... by Frederic Palmer Wells, 1902

  • 1788 - Meeting house raised in Newbury
    "The frame was raised on the 25th of June, 1788. It is said that every able-bodied man in both Newbury and Haverhill was at the raising, and the town ...Read MORE...


  • (Newbury) "It is believed that the first stove in this part of the country was one set up in the house of Rev. David Goodwillie, in Barnet, about 1790, by his brother, who was a tinsmith in Montreal."
    "Stoves for heating were certainly in use in Newbury by 1800, but cooking stoves did not come till after 1820. Before that time all cooking was done...Read MORE...


  • "Not far from 1820, Dea. William Burroughs built a sawmill at the falls near his house, where a ledge of rocks made a natural dam." (Newbury)

    History of Newbury, Vermont... by Frederic Palmer Wells, 1902

  • (Newbury) "Mr. Cook erected, about 1835, a blacksmith shop, which was fitted up with a trip-hammer, and other machinery, in which he made edge tools of a superior quality, during some years."

    History of Newbury, Vermont... by Frederic Palmer Wells, 1902

  • "On June 12, 1851, a fire broke out which consumed five dwelllings, and some of the mills." (Newbury)

    History of Newbury, Vermont... by Frederic Palmer Wells, 1902

  • 1854 - Newbury
    Newbury, a post-township in Orange co., Vt., on the W. side of the Connecticut river, 25 miles S. W. from Montpelier. Pop., 2984.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.

  • 1872 (Newbury) - The Fleming saw mill was washed away by a freshet, June 5, 1872

    History of Newbury, Vermont... by Frederic Palmer Wells, 1902

  • 1895 - Newbury
    Newbury, a beautiful post-village in Newbury town ship, Orange co., Vt., on the Connecticut River, and on the Passumpsic Railroad, 4 miles S. of...Read MORE...


  • Newbury, Vermont, USA
    The Connecticut River looking North
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  • Newbury, Vermont, USA
    The Common
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  • Newbury, Vermont, USA
    Johnson's on the Oxbow
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  • Newbury, Vermont, USA
    Newbury Inn
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The Common
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Johnson's on the Oxbow
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Newbury Inn
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History, News and Stories of Newbury, Vermont, USA

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  • The town of Newbury was chartered on May 18, 1763.
    Newbury includes the villages of Newbury, Center Newbury, West Newbury, South Newbury, Boltonville, Peach Four Corners, and Wells River. In the same ... Read MORE...

  • 1773 - First road in Newbury
    "A path followed by the settlers toward Bradford, gradually became passable for ox-teams, and was formally surveyed and accepted by the town,
    June... Read MORE...

  • "In 1776, a bounty of ten dollars was offered for the head of each wolf killed in town. (Newbury)"

    History of Newbury, Vermont... by Frederic Palmer Wells, 1902
  • 1788 - Meeting house raised in Newbury
    "The frame was raised on the 25th of June, 1788. It is said that every able-bodied man in both Newbury and Haverhill was at the raising, and the town ... Read MORE...

  • (Newbury) "It is believed that the first stove in this part of the country was one set up in the house of Rev. David Goodwillie, in Barnet, about 1790, by his brother, who was a tinsmith in Montreal."
    "Stoves for heating were certainly in use in Newbury by 1800, but cooking stoves did not come till after 1820. Before that time all cooking was done... Read MORE...

  • "Not far from 1820, Dea. William Burroughs built a sawmill at the falls near his house, where a ledge of rocks made a natural dam." (Newbury)

    History of Newbury, Vermont... by Frederic Palmer Wells, 1902
  • (Newbury) "Mr. Cook erected, about 1835, a blacksmith shop, which was fitted up with a trip-hammer, and other machinery, in which he made edge tools of a superior quality, during some years."

    History of Newbury, Vermont... by Frederic Palmer Wells, 1902
  • "On June 12, 1851, a fire broke out which consumed five dwelllings, and some of the mills." (Newbury)

    History of Newbury, Vermont... by Frederic Palmer Wells, 1902
  • 1854 - Newbury
    Newbury, a post-township in Orange co., Vt., on the W. side of the Connecticut river, 25 miles S. W. from Montpelier. Pop., 2984.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
  • 1872 (Newbury) - The Fleming saw mill was washed away by a freshet, June 5, 1872

    History of Newbury, Vermont... by Frederic Palmer Wells, 1902
  • 1895 - Newbury
    Newbury, a beautiful post-village in Newbury town ship, Orange co., Vt., on the Connecticut River, and on the Passumpsic Railroad, 4 miles S. of... Read MORE...

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