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Welcome to the Barnet, Vermont web site. Please note that this site is designed primarily for use by genealogists and is not intended to be the official town site.

Links to external web sites are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or approval of any of the products, services or opinions contained in any external web site. Please direct your research questions to the appropriate Town Offices as listed on the town pages or to the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration at Vermont State Archives

Town Government

Villages and hamlets in Barnet include: Barnet, Barnet Center, County, East Barnet, McIndoe Falls, Mosquitoville, Passumpsic, Walter Harvey, West Barnet.

It should be noted that Town Clerks as a rule no longer will perform research but will assist researchers when they visit the town offices.

For current information for Barnet, visit their website at: Town of Barnet

Caledonia Probate Court

For current information for the court, visit their website at: Caledonia County Probate Court

Barnet Library

For current information for Barnet, visit their website at: Barnet Public Library

Barnet History

   Early History
   Excerpt from Child's 1887 Gazetteer
   Biographies of Early Settlers
   Revolutionary War Soldiers
   War of 1812
   Mexican War
   Barnet Landowners in 1858
   Barnet Civil War Volunteers
   Spanish-American War
   World War I
   World War II
   Korean Police Action
   Vietnam Conflict

Barnet Historical Society

For current information for Barnet, visit their website at: Barnet Historical Society

Barnet Stage Curtains

The O. L. Story Company of Boston produced only eight Painted Stage Curtains. Barnet is fortunate in possessing three of these curtains. The Vermont Painted Theater Curtains, Chris Hadsel of Burlington, Project Director, is a Project of the Vermont Museum and Gallery Alliance of Woodstock, VT. They have located 143 painted theater curtains in the State of Vermont. During the winter of 2004-2005, three such curtains were professionally restored by Vermont Painted Theater Curtains. The curtains at the Barnet Town Hall and at McIndoes Academy were rehung after restoration. The curtain at the Lakeview Grange in West Barnet is currently in the Fairbanks Museum in St. Johnsbury, VT but will be returned and rehung at the Grange Hall. The curtain at McIA is the only curtain found in a school. Recently a curtain was found in the Passumpsic Grange.

The curtains may be seen by clicking on one of the following thumbnail photos:

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Town Hall                McIA                Lakeview Grange

Barnet Vital Statistics

    1790 US Federal Census
    1800 US Federal Census Census
    1810 US Federal Census Census
    1820 US Federal Census Census
    1850 US Federal Census For Barnet and Waterford
    1940 US Federal Census For All of Caledonia County
    1790 Orange County
    Barnet Births to year 2001
    Barnet Burials to year 2001
    Barnet Marriages to year 2001
    Barnet Deaths to year 2001
    Barnet Civil Unions to year 2001

Vital records information may be viewed at the Town Offices.

Barnet Schools

For current information for Barnet, visit their website at: Town of Barnet- Community option

    Early History
    McIndoes Academy
    Barnet College Graduates
    Locations of Barnet Schools of the Past

Barnet Churches

The First Congregational Church of Barnet
The United Presbyterian Church (Barnet Center)
East Barnet
The McIndoes Falls Congregational Church
The Passumpsic Baptist Church
The Reformed Presbyterian Church ("Walter Harvey")
The First Presbyterian Church of West Barnet

Cemetery Information

Digging Deep Unearthing the Mysteries of Burial and Cemetery Laws

Caledonia County Cemeteries Courtesy of Paul DesTroismaisons and Janice Boyko. Some listings of interments and GoogleMaps.

Following is a list of all cemeteries in Barnet with directions as to how to reach each one. Photos of the cemeteries are also provided. Please click on the image to see a full size view. Full listings of gravestones in each cemetery is on my list of things to do.

Cemetery Listings

Barnet Center

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Larocque Family (Private)

McIndoes Falls

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Palmer (County)

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Pleasant View (Barnet)

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Stevens (Barnet)

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Walter Harvey

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West Barnet

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   See also:  Listing of Burials in the West Barnet Cemetery.

Other Barnet Links

   Northeastern US Waterfalls -- A list of waterfalls in the Northeastern US among which some may be located in Barnet.
   Some Old Photos of Barnet --  Instructions will be shown on that site.
   Somers of Caledonia County, Vermont   
   Vermont Historical Gazetteer - Courtesy: Rod Skinner    Local History for Vermont towns.

   HomePage for Upper Connecticut River Valley    Lots of other genealogical information.
   Other Listings of Interest, Courtesy - Janice Boyko
   Cyndi's List for Caledonia County Vermont

Some More Old Photos

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Click on the image to see the expanded image.

The first three photos were taken during February 1934 and show the Barnet Road Crew shoveling the road to the Bogie Farm on Garland Hill. The fourth photo shows the covered bridge at the head of the Stevens Falls sometime prior to its replacement in 1948. The fifth photo shows the results of a lightning strike sometime around September 1966. The sixth photo shows the Barnet Center Schoolhouse sometime before it was demolished. The seventh photo shows the finished croquet set as manufactured at the Roy Brothers Croquet Factory in East Barnet, the final photo was taken about May 30, 1915 at the dedication of the Civil War Monument.

Karme-Choling -- A Shambhala Meditation Center.

Milarepa Center -- A Tibetan Buddhist Center.

Bibliography

Barnet Bibliography

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