Northfield, Vermont is a town in Washington County, in the Waterbury-Montpelier region of the state. The town, located within the Green Mountains, contains the village of Northfield.
Northfield has been home to Norwich University since 1866 when it moved from Norwich, Vermont. Norwich is the oldest private military college in the United States and has been the main employer of the town since the 20th century.
Some notable residents from the town of Northfield include: Charles Paine, 15th Governor of Vermont and president of the Vermont Central Railroad; and Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche, Tibetan Buddhist spiritual leader.