The Town of Newbury, Vermont occupies the northwestern corner of our region and is comprised of 3 distinct villages, each of which has its own governing body for strictly local issues. There are also 3 post offices.
This area is blessed with extremely fertile farmland and is still populated with productive farms. The Town of Newbury overlooks the Connecticut River from an elevation of approximately 600 feet and provides stunning panoramic views to the east of the White Mountains. The town was the terminus of the Bayley Hazen Military Road.
Newbury Village is located on the Great Oxbow of the Connecticut River in Vermont between the Town of Bradford and the Village of Wells River. Just north of Newbury Village is the Oxbow Historic District. The Oxbow Historic District is an excellent example of a small agricultural settlement containing well-preserved examples of Georgian, Federal, and Greek Revival style residences complemented by numerous barns and agricultural outbuildings. It is the site of the earliest settlement in Newbury.
There is a bridge that spans the Connecticut River to New Hampshire in Newbury.
Village of Wells River
Post Office: Wells River 05081
Village of West Newbury
Newbury was originally granted to Jacob Bayley who named the town Newbury, after his erstwhile home in Newbury, Massachusetts. The Village presents a magnificent display of flowering crab apple trees in the Spring.
Newbury Chamber Members