Town Name: Norton
Area: 39.6 SQ MILES
Brief History: The date of charter is unknown. It is believed that the first settlers arrived around 1860, but the town was not organized until March of 1885. Canadian Samuel Cleveland was the town’s first permanent settler.
General Area Info: Norton is bordered on the north by Quebec, Canada. The highest point is Brosseau Mountain, at 2,723 feet. It has frontage on Great Averill Pond and Norton Pond.
Attractions: Black Turn Brook State Forest, Brosseau Mountain
Recreational Activities: Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing, Hunting, Fishing, Hiking, Snowmobiling, Paddling, Boating
- Norton was the location for the Earth People’s Park, a “liberated” 592-acre piece of land, from 1970 to 1994. The land is now the Black Turn Brook State Forest.
- The town’s early history is a mystery, as its charter was believed to have been destroyed in a fire.
- K-8: Canaan Schools
- High School: Canaan Schools
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