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Barre, Vermont, USA

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Where is Barre, Vermont, USA? 

Barre is a city in Washington County, Vermont, in the United States. Barre City is almost completely surrounded by Barre (town), Vermont, which is incorporated separately from the City of Barre.

On November 6, 1780, the land was granted to William Williams and 64 others. Originally called Wildersburgh, it included what is today both the town and city of Barre. It was first settled in 1788 by John Goldsbury and Samuel Rodgers, together with their families. But dissatisfied with the name Wildersburgh, citizens renamed the town after Isaac Barré, a champion of the American Colonies. In 1895, 4.0 square miles (10.4 km2) within the town was set off and incorporated as the separate city.Wikipedia


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Barre, Vermont, USA - Aldrich Library and City Hotel, Barre, Vt.
Barre, Vermont, USA

Aldrich Library and City Hotel, Barre, Vt.

Barre, Vermont, USA - Spaulding School, Barre, Vt.
Barre, Vermont, USA

Spaulding School, Barre, Vt.
Barre, Vermont, USA - Quarry Scene at the Boutwell Miline & Varnum Co.'s Quarries, Barre, Vt.
Barre, Vermont, USA

Quarry Scene at the Boutwell Miline & Varnum Co.'s Quarries, Barre, Vt.

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1791 - Population of Barre, Vermont - 76

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward, Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason, 1849
1800 - Population of Barre, Vermont - 919

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward, Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason, 1849
1810 - Population of Barre, Vermont - 1,669

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward, Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason, 1849
1820 - Population of Barre, Vermont - 1,955

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward, Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason, 1849
1830 - Population of Barre, Vermont - 2,012

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward, Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason, 1849
1840 - Population of Barre, Vermont - 2,126

A gazetteer of Vermont... by John Hayward Boston - Tappan, Whittemore, and Mason 1849
1849 Barre
Washington Co. Barre is a pleasant and flourishing town. It is considered one of the best farming...Read MORE...

News  1893 - SHAKEN BY AN EARTHQUAKE
MILD SENSATION IN THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY REGION.
Considerable Alarm Felt in Montreal, Particularly...Read MORE...

News  1895 - Flood
BARRE, Vt., April 14. - For the past thirty-six hours it has been raining steadily. The river had...Read MORE...

News  1900 - BARRE BARBER SHOP BLOWS UP. Explosion of a Hot Water Heater Wrecks a Building and Knocks Man Senseless.
(Special to the Messenger.)
BARRE, Feb. 26. - A hot water heater exploded this morning in the...Read MORE...

News  1903 - BIG FIRE IN BARRE, VT.
Two Business Blocks Destroyed and the Loss Is Nearly $100,000.

BARRE, VT., Feb. 21. - A fire in...Read MORE...

1909 - First Boy Scout Club was organized in Barre in 1909 by William F. Milne, a Scottish immigrant.

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1916
Barre, a banking city of Washington co., Vt., on the Central Vermont and other railroads, 6 miles...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Charles
flag   William John CHARLES (7 November 1893, Barre, Vermont, USA - 24 November 1919, Pensacola, Florida, USA)

Edwards
flag   Allen Vincent EDWARDS (06/30/1922, Barre, Vermont, USA - 09/08/2010, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA)
flag   John Howard EDWARDS (09/12/1894, Barre, Vermont, USA - 02/09/1957, Barre, Vermont, USA)

Minott
flag   Harriet MINOTT (27 August 1797, Barre, Vermont, USA - 3 August 1862, Elyria, Ohio, USA) gravestone
flag   Henry MINOTT (6 April 1799, Barre, Vermont, USA - , )

Morse
flag   Nathan H. MORSE (1818, Barre, Vermont, USA - 12 May 1888, Barre, Vermont, USA)

Mower
flag   David W. MOWER (1823, Barre, Vermont, USA - 26 February 1891, Barre, Vermont, USA)
flag   Dennison MOWER (1824, Barre, Vermont, USA - 18 May 1894, Barre, Vermont, USA)

Neddo
flag    Albert NEDDO (8/15/1902, Barre, Vermont, USA - 4/18/1978, Berlin, Vermont, USA) gravestone
flag   Mary Josephine NEDDO (11/03/1886, Barre, Vermont, USA - 10/12/1968, Berlin, Vermont, USA)

Philippon
flag   Beatrice PHILIPPON (29 December 1894, Barre, Vermont, USA - bef. 1985, Saint Boniface, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada)

Pombrio
flag    Oral David POMBRIO (April 20, 1904, Barre, Vermont, USA - Dec. 17, 1981, Plattsburgh, New York, USA) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Died Here

We currently have information about 29 ancestors who died in Barre, Vermont, USA.
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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1927
Albert NEDDO (8/15/1902 - 4/18/1978) & Meryl Alice EASTMAN (10 April 1906 - 14 may 1990)
married 20 May 1927
 

Cemeteries in Barre, Vermont, USA

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