Salisbury is located in Litchfield County and is the northwestern-most town in Connecticut. Massachusetts lies on its northern border and New York on its western. Though the peak of Mount Frissell is in Massachusetts, its south slope is Connecticut’s highest point at 2,380 feet. In marked contrast is Lake Wononscopomuc which at 102 feet is the deepest lake in the state. The Housatonic River flows along the eastern edge of town, and its Great Falls provides power both physically and spiritually.
Incorporated in 1741, Salisbury is filled with historic structures and is a quintessential New England town that includes the villages of Salisbury and Lakeville and hamlets of Amesville, Lime Rock, and Taconic. Salisbury, Lakeville, and Lime Rock are listed on the National Register of Historic Districts.