Norwich is a town in Windsor County, of the "Eastern Vermont Gateway" region, located on the western bank of the Connecticuit River, across from Hanover, New Hampshire. The town was names for Norwich, Connecticut, where most of the grantees were from.
Norwich was the original location for Norwich University until it moved to Northfield in 1866 after a fire devastated the campus. The Montshire Museum of Science and King Arthur Flour are also located here.
Some notable people of the area include: Paul Brigham, the 2nd Governor of Vermont; Heinrich Brüning, German Chancellor of the Weimar Republic; Daniel Azro Ashley Buck, a US Representative from Vermont; George A. Converse, a Spanish-American War era navy admiral; Pamela Kyle Crossley, a historian; Jim Holland, an Olympic ski jumper (1992 & 1994); Joe Holland, an Olympic Nordic combined skier (1988 & 1992); Mike Holland, an Olympic ski jumper (1984 & 1988); Hannah Kearney, an Olympic gold medalist mogul skier (2010); Bob Keeshan, television's "Captain Kangaroo;" Laurence G. Leavitt, headmaster of Vermont Academy in Saxtons River; Tony Lupien, a first baseman for the Red Sox, Phillies & White Sox; David Macaulay, an author & illustrator; Freya von Moltke, an author & lecturer on German resistance to Nazism; George Sylvester Morris, an educator & philosophical writer; Alden Partridge, founder of Norwich University; Kevin Pearce, a professional snowboarder; Simon Pearce, a glassblower, designer, & restaurateur; Eugen Rosenstock-Huessy, a historian & social philosopher; Paul Sample, an artist; Walter H. Stockmayer, a chemist & Dartmouth College professor; and Andrew Wheating, an Olympic 800-meter runner (2008).