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Barre, Vermont

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Our Genealogy Helper for Barre ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Barre (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Barre. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Barre is located in Washington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Washington County: Addison, Caledonia, Chittenden, Lamoille & Orange.

Below are the counties that are near Barre. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Barre:

Washington     (The home county for Barre)
  South Barre   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Barre   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles
  Graniteville-East Barre   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Plainfield   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Montpelier   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Berlin   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  East Montpelier   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Northfield Falls   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Adamant   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Northfield Center   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Northfield   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Northfield   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Granville   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Granville   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lower Granville   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Jerusalem   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Starksboro   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hancock   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lincoln   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hancock   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ripton   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bristol   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bristol   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Groton   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Peacham   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Ryegate   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  West Danville   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  McIndoe Falls   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Greenbank Hollow   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Barnet   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Walden   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Hardwick   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Danville   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Stannard   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Saint Johnsbury   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Buels Gore   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Bolton   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Huntington   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Richmond   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Richmond   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Jericho   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Underhill   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hinesburg   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Jericho   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Williston   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Williston   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Saint George   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Concord   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Fletcher   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Elmore   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Lower Village   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Stowe   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Stowe   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Wolcott   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Morristown   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Morrisville   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Wolcott   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Cleveland Corners   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hyde Park   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hyde Park   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Johnson   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Williamstown   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Williamstown   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Orange   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Washington   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Brookfield   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Topsham   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  West Corinth   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Chelsea   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Corinth   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Randolph   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Vershire   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Braintree Hill   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Greensboro   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Craftsbury   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mill Village   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Glover   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Albany Center   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Albany   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Albany   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pittsfield   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pittsfield   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Chittenden   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Telemark Village   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Brandon   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Brandon   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Killington   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Sherburne   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Bethel   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Royalton   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lilliesville   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Rochester   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Sharon   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  West Norwich   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Barnard   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Norwich   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Stockbridge   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Pompanoosuc   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Norwich   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Grafton (NH)
  Monroe (NH)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Woodsville (NH)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Haverhill (NH)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bath (NH)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Piermont (NH)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Upper Village (NH)   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Orford (NH)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lyman (NH)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lisbon (NH)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Benton (NH)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Landaff (NH)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lyme (NH)   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Barre, see our County-by-County Page for Barre.

Cemeteries Near Barre ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Barre.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Barre covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW St. Monica Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hope Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Maplewood Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW West Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Sylvester Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW East Road Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WNW Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Berlin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Cutlers Corners Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bisson - Barre Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE East Montpelier Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Howard Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Loomis Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Williamstown Village Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Cutler Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Lot Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Plainfield Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Augustine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Plainmont Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Elm Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Quake Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tinkham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Green Mount Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Johnson - Sawyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW West Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S East Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Brock Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Orange Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cate Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cate Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Riverton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Northfield Falls Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Old Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Maple Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Colby Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Adams Lot Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cheney Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Peake Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW North Branch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Maple Hill - Bolles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Nasmith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Eaton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rich - Hollister Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Carr Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Peck Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pike Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cox Brook - Glinnis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Aldrich Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Norwich University Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Goodridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Flint Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fish Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bohonon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Short Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW East Roxbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Caswell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Clough Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE East Orange Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hutchinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Clement Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Groton Road Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Middlesex Center Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Four Corners Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Barre ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 113 newspapers that have been published in the area around Barre.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Barre. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Barre and those printed in the larger area surrounding Barre.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 18 miles [29 km] of Barre.

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Barre had a population of 4,146 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Barre had a population of 8,659 people.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Barre, with the one closest to Barre listed first.

South Barre   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South (S) from Barre
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - South Barre had a post office and railroad service
Graniteville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Barre
 - Graniteville had a post office and no railroad service
Websterville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Barre
 - Websterville had railroad service and no post office
East Barre   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Barre
 - 1895 population of 34 people
 - East Barre had a post office and no railroad service
Williamstown   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Barre
 - 1895 population of 400 people
 - Williamstown had a post office and railroad service
East Montpelier   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Barre
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - East Montpelier had a post office and railroad service
Montpelier   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Barre
 - 1895 population of 3,617 people (with 7,484 people in 2017)
 - Montpelier had a post office and railroad service
Orange   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Barre
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Orange had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Barre. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Barre in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Barre:

These websites are specific to Vermont:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Vermont to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Washington County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Addison County:     Cyndi's



Caledonia County:     Cyndi's



Chittenden County:     Cyndi's



Essex County:     Cyndi's



Franklin County:     Cyndi's



Lamoille County:     Cyndi's



Orange County:     Cyndi's



Orleans County:     Cyndi's



Rutland County:     Cyndi's



Windsor County:     Cyndi's



Grafton County (NH):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Vermont:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Vermont,
Cemeteries of Washington County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Vermont   Cemetery Wiki for Vermont
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Vermont, for Washington County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Vermont
Also see Disaster Stories for ...
      New Hampshire
      New York

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Barre ...

While our initial data about Barre came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Barre in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Barre.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Barre:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Barre in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Barre for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Barre. See our Misc Page for Barre for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Vermont

About Washington County

About Vermont

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Barre. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Vermont:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Barre) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Barre. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Barre

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Barre. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.1997, Longitude: -72.5083     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Barre have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Barre, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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