About Derby Vermont
The Town of Derby was chartered on October 29, 1779. The Town consists of 37,696 acres of land, and incorporates the villages of Derby Center, Derby Line and Beebe, Vermont. There are several bodies of water located in the Town consisting of Lake Memphremagog, Derby Lake also known as Derby Pond, Salem Lake consisting of Big and Little Salem, Clyde Pond and Brownington Pond. The Clyde River is Derby’s only river extending from Island Pond to Newport running twenty-five miles long.
Derby is located on the Canadian Border with an opera house which has the US & Canadian boundary line running through it. Canusa Avenue is also located in the Town of Derby in which the yellow line in the middle of the road divides Canada and the USA thus how the street acquired its name CANada USA forming CANUSA Avenue.
More About Derby VT
Derby Vermont is a town in Orleans County, just east of Newport, VT and Lake Memphremagog, and south of Quebec, Canada. Derby is located in the beautiful and scenic “Northeast Kingdom” of Vermont, an area that National Geographic selected as part of their geotourism program for sustainable destinations. The town contains four unincorporated villages: Beebe Plain, Clyde Pond, Lake Salem and North Derby; and two incorporated villages: Derby Center and Derby Line.
The Derby area is ideal for year-round recreation activities, including skiing at nearby Jay Peak, snowmobiling along VAST trails, and the lakes are ideal for boating, swimming, and fishing during the warmer months. Of course, don’t forget the spectacular display of color during the Fall Foliage season!
Some notable people from Derby include: mayor of Milwaukee Wisconsin, Horace Chase; 46th Governor of Vermont, Josiah Grout; Civil War era Medal of Honor recipient known as the “Little Drummer Boy,” Willie Johnston; and first Catholic bishop of the Diocese of Hartford, William Tyler.
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