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Barre, Vermont, USA

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.

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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 towns in the State. Large quantities of pot and...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Barre
    Barre, a post-township of Washing ton county, Vermont, 6 miles S. by E. from Montpelier, is well watered by two branches of the Onion river, which...Read MORE...


  • Barre, Vermont, USA
    1890s
    Mr. & Mrs. A. C. Bradford's Millinery Store
    Jackman's Block
    Barre, Vt.
    Advertisement
  • Barre, Vermont, USA
    Aldrich Library and City Hotel, Barre, Vt.
    Postcard
  • News 1893 - SHAKEN BY AN EARTHQUAKE
    MILD SENSATION IN THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY REGION.
    Considerable Alarm Felt in Montreal, Particularly in the Narrow Streets - Buildings Tremble and the...Read MORE...


  • News 1895 - Flood
    BARRE, Vt., April 14. - For the past thirty-six hours it has been raining steadily. The river had lowered much from Tuesday's freshet, but early this ...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Barre
    Barre, a post-village of Washington co, Vt., in Barre township, on the Barre Branch of the Central Vermont Railroad, 5 or 6 miles S.E. of Montpelier, ...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 barber shop of William Miers on Main street, blowing...Read MORE...


  • Barre, Vermont, USA
    Spaulding School, Barre, Vt.
    Postcard
  • Barre, Vermont, USA
    Quarry Scene at the Boutwell Miline & Varnum Co.'s Quarries, Barre, Vt.
    Postcard
  • 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 the business section of this city on the Main...Read MORE...


  • Barre, Vermont, USA
    City Hall
    Postcard
  • Barre, Vermont, USA
    Currier Park
    Postcard
  • 1909 - First Boy Scout Club was organized in Barre in 1909 by William F. Milne, a Scottish immigrant.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ vermont.html

  • Barre, Vermont, USA
    Goddard Seminary
    Postcard
  • Barre, Vermont, USA
    Elm St., 1910
    Postcard
  • Barre, Vermont, USA
    Elia Corti Monument
    Postcard
  • Barre, Vermont, USA
    Presbyterian and Catholic Churches
    Postcard
  • Barre, Vermont, USA
    Largest Hamblet Spire ever cut in Barre, Vt.
    Rough Stock from The Wells & Lamson Quarry Co., Barre, Vt.
    Cut by Jones Bros., Barre, Vt.
    Length 50 ft., 4 ft. 6 in. square. Weight in the rough 103 tons. Weight when finished 80 tons.
    Postcard
  • Barre, Vermont, USA
    Mathewson School
    Postcard
  • 1916
    Barre, a banking city of Washington co., Vt., on the Central Vermont and other railroads, 6 miles SE. of Montpelier, and on a branch of the Winooski...Read MORE...


  • Barre, Vermont, USA
    Barre City Hospital
    Postcard
  • Barre, Vermont, USA
    Hotel Barre
    Postcard
  • Barre, Vermont, USA
    City Hall and Opera House, Main Street
    Postcard
  • Barre, Vermont, USA
    Public Library
    Postcard


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Aldrich Library and City Hotel, Barre, Vt.
Postcard

Barre, Vermont, USA
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1890s
Mr. & Mrs. A. C. Bradford's Millinery Store
Jackman's Block
Barre, Vt.
Advertisement

Barre, Vermont, USA
Pinterest
Spaulding School, Barre, Vt.
Postcard

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

Barre, Vermont, USA
Pinterest
City Hall
Postcard

Barre, Vermont, USA
Pinterest
Currier Park
Postcard

Barre, Vermont, USA
Pinterest
Goddard Seminary
Postcard

Barre, Vermont, USA
Pinterest
Elm St., 1910
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Barre, Vermont, USA
Pinterest
Elia Corti Monument
Postcard

Barre, Vermont, USA
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Presbyterian and Catholic Churches
Postcard

Barre, Vermont, USA
Pinterest
Largest Hamblet Spire ever cut in Barre, Vt.
Rough Stock from The Wells & Lamson Quarry Co., Barre, Vt.
Cut by Jones Bros., Barre, Vt.
Length 50 ft., 4 ft. 6 in. square. Weight in the rough 103 tons. Weight when finished 80 tons.
Postcard

Barre, Vermont, USA
Pinterest
Mathewson School
Postcard

Barre, Vermont, USA
Pinterest
Barre City Hospital
Postcard

Barre, Vermont, USA
Pinterest
Hotel Barre
Postcard

Barre, Vermont, USA
Pinterest
City Hall and Opera House, Main Street
Postcard

Barre, Vermont, USA
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Public Library
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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 towns in the State. Large quantities of pot and... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Barre
    Barre, a post-township of Washing ton county, Vermont, 6 miles S. by E. from Montpelier, is well watered by two branches of the Onion river, which... Read MORE...

  • News  1893 - SHAKEN BY AN EARTHQUAKE
    MILD SENSATION IN THE CHAMPLAIN VALLEY REGION.
    Considerable Alarm Felt in Montreal, Particularly in the Narrow Streets - Buildings Tremble and the... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Barre
    Barre, a post-village of Washington co, Vt., in Barre township, on the Barre Branch of the Central Vermont Railroad, 5 or 6 miles S.E. of Montpelier, ... Read MORE...

  • News  1895 - Flood
    BARRE, Vt., April 14. - For the past thirty-six hours it has been raining steadily. The river had lowered much from Tuesday's freshet, but early this ... 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 barber shop of William Miers on Main street, blowing... 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 the business section of this city on the Main... Read MORE...

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

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ vermont.html
  • 1916
    Barre, a banking city of Washington co., Vt., on the Central Vermont and other railroads, 6 miles SE. of Montpelier, and on a branch of the Winooski... Read MORE...

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