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Jay, Vermont 05859

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Jay VTNortheast Kingdom Vermont community JayJay, Vermont was originally named Carthage. The northern Vermont town of Jay was chartered on November 7, 1792. A border town located just west of the southern shore of Lake Memphremagog and the City of Newport – the largest city in Orleans County. Jay, Vermont is the home of Jay Peak Ski Resort. Neighboring Newport is a regional shopping mecca with numerous retail stores, restaurants, and nightclubs. The Newport Daily Express newspaper is published here, and the Newport State Airport is located near the Coventry town border. Lake Memphremagog is a popular fishing destination, and is a highly photographed area. This deep, spring fed lake extends more than 30 miles into Quebec. Magog, Quebec sits on the northern end of the Lake. The mountains of Canada are clearly visible from the shores of Lake Memphremagog in Newport. Lake Memphremagog is also rumored to be inhabited by a large, amphibian creature dubbed “Memphre”. The serpent-like creature has been spotted on several occasions by both Canadians and Americans.

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Chartered: 1792
County: Orleans
Jay, VT Population:
2010: 426

GPS Coordinates:
Latitude: 44.5754
Longitude: -72.2735

Jay, VT Local Information
Jay Town Offices: 802-988-2996

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