Town Name: Derby
Area: 23.27 SQ MILES or 37,696 acres
Brief History: Derby, VT was chartered in 1788. The southern region was once known as Salem but it was determined that the two towns overlapped so part of it was added to Derby and the other section was added to Newport City.
General Area Info: Derby is the 2nd largest town in Orleans County and it has had a lot of growth over the past 15 years. The Derby Road (Rte 5) is mainly a commercial district that connects to Newport. Most of the eastern shores of Lake Memphremagog are in Derby. This area also has a beautiful bike and walking path that used to be a railroad. Derby Line has a separate village and it boarders Canada to the North. There are some lovely older homes and mansions.
Attractions: Lake Salem & Little Salem, Derby Pond, The Haskell Opera House, Clyde Pond, Lake Memphremagog, Bike Path, IROC, Brownington Pond and Charbo Camp Ground in Derby.
Recreational Activities: Camping, fishing, hunting, swimming, boating, kayaking, canoeing, golfing, snowmobiling VAST Trails, walking and biking the bike path & shopping. Derby also has a relatively new recreational facility called IROC. It has an indoor track, pool, gym, and a multipurpose court.
Fun Facts: The Clyde River is Derby’s only river extending from Island Pond to Newport running twenty-five miles long.
- K-6: Derby Elementary School
- Jr High: North Country Junior High School
- High School: North Country Union High School
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