Barnet, Vermont - Home Page
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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
For current information for the court, visit their website at: Caledonia County Probate Court
For current information for Barnet, visit their website at: Barnet Public Library
Excerpt from Child's 1887 Gazetteer
Biographies of Early Settlers
Revolutionary War Soldiers
War of 1812
Barnet Landowners in 1858
Barnet Civil War Volunteers
World War I
World War II
Korean Police Action
Goodwillie house, 26 Goodwillie Road, Barnet Center, VT
Mailing Address: 802 Warden Road, Barnet, VT 05821
Phone: (802) 633-2325
Website:Barnet Historical Society
Hours and Admission: Fall Foliage weekends and By appointment
The museum is located in a house reputedly used as a station for the Underground Railroad prior to the Civil War. Many of the items were made and used in Barnet. There are quilts, clothing, 19th century household furnishings, tools, and photographs.
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:
Town Hall McIA Lakeview Grange
See: Ben's Mill
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.
For current information for Barnet, visit their website at: Town of Barnet- Community option
The following photos were provided by Brian Lamothe who received them from Franklin Bailey.
East Barnet Grades 1 thru 4 - October 1934
Left to Right
1st Row: Elmer Brown, Helen Capron, Ruth Warrell, Sherman Quimby, Robert Conway, Alvin Mosher, John Conway
2nd Row: Natlie Ross, Stafford Brown, Howard Ross, Franklin Bailey, Doris Conway, David MacDonald, Henry Boardman
3rd Row: Miss Moore (teacher), Eloise Brown, Irene Mosher, Pauline Dustin, Dale Cairns, Mildred Gilbert
4th Row: Richard Conway, Anita Mosher, Mary Quimby, Janet MacDonald
East Barnet Grades 5 thru 8 - October 1934
Left to Right
1st Row: Katherine Blake, Phyllis Boardman, Madeline Capron, Eunice Cooper
2nd Row: Frank Olsen, Edwin Brown, Catherine Cairns, Betty Peters, Ronald Capron
3rd Row: Miss Nichols (teacher), Carleton Brown, Horace Bailey, Sheldon Brown, Prince Hadley
4th Row: Robert Peters, Lawrence MacDonald
Digging Deep Unearthing the Mysteries of Burial and Cemetery Laws; select "Digging Deep" from the VT Secretary of States display.
Caledonia County Cemeteries Courtesy of Paul DesTroismaisons and Janice Boyko. Some listings of interments and GoogleMaps.
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.
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