Northfield Historical Society

Northfield, Vermont

Welcome to the Northfield Historical Society

Located at 75 S. Main Street in Northfield, Vermont, in the former Gov. Charles Paine House, we welcome you!

Since 1973, the Northfield Historical Society has actively collected and preserved objects, photographs, manuscripts, scrapbooks, and other items that relate to the history of our town.

Please take a few minutes to explore Northfield and its Historical Society by clicking on the various links in the navigation bar above.

Comments, questions, and suggestions are all welcome. We'll make every effort to get back to you quickly. Click here to see who we are and how to reach us.

World War I Victory Arch


Overview of Northfield

looking east,

between 1885-1900

Gov. Charles Paine (1799-1853)

15th Governor of Vermont,


For a brief biography see:

Charles Paine on Wikipedia

Stereoview photo of the bridges and log dam on the Dog River, Northfield Village, late 1800's.

The arch railroad bridge was destroyed during the 1927 flood.