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Barre, Massachusetts, USA

Barre, Worcester, MA

Originally called the Northwest District of Rutland, it was first settled in 1720. The town was incorporated on June 17, 1774, as Hutchinson after Thomas Hutchinson, colonial governor of Massachusetts. But on November 7, 1776, it was renamed Barre in honor of Isaac Barré, an Irish-born Member of Parliment who was a champion of American Independence. kids.kiddle.co

Barre includes: Coldbrook, Dennyville, Harwoods Station, Heald Village, High Plains, Powder Mill, Rice Village, Ryder Village, Smithville (White Valley), and Barre Plains.
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  • 1720 - Barre is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1774 - Barre is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1845 - BARRE. [Pop. 2,751 Inc. 1774.]
    Barre, (pronounced Barry), was a part of Rutland, and called Hutchinson from 1774 to 1777, when its name was changed to Barre,
    in honor of Colonel...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Barre
    This town was the north west part of Rutland original grant. It was made a district in 1749, and called Rutland District, until it was incorporated a ...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Barre
    Barre, a post-township of Worcester county, Massachusetts, about 55 miles W. from Boston, well watered by the Ware river, which affords many valuable ...Read MORE...


  • News 1869 - A correspondent of the New England Farmer says the town of Barre maybe considered the banner town in Massachusetts cheese making.
    There are three cheese factories, having 875 cows; receiving 25,800 pounds of milk daily, manufacturing 2,900 pounds of cheese daily.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    July 24, 1869

  • Barre Massachusetts, 1890
    Barre is an old town near the geographical centre of the State, which had thrifty days in the stage-coach times ; and since the railroad...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Barre
    Bar're, a post-village of Worcester co., Mass, in Barre township, about 20 miles N.W. of Worcester, and 60 miles W. of Boston. It has a national...Read MORE...


  • Barre, Massachusetts, USA
    East Side Common
    Postcard
  • 1916
    Bar're, a banking post-village and township (town) of Worcester CO., Mass., on the Boston and Albany and the Boston and Maine Rs., 18 miles NW. of...Read MORE...


  • Barre, Massachusetts, USA
    Henry Woods High School
    Postcard
  • Barre, Massachusetts, USA
    "The Wishing Ball"
    Home of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Fowler
    Postcard


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East Side Common
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Henry Woods High School
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"The Wishing Ball"
Home of Dr. and Mrs. Richard Fowler
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  • 1720 - Barre is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1774 - Barre is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - BARRE. [Pop. 2,751 Inc. 1774.]
    Barre, (pronounced Barry), was a part of Rutland, and called Hutchinson from 1774 to 1777, when its name was changed to Barre,
    in honor of Colonel... Read MORE...

  • 1848 - Barre
    This town was the north west part of Rutland original grant. It was made a district in 1749, and called Rutland District, until it was incorporated a ... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Barre
    Barre, a post-township of Worcester county, Massachusetts, about 55 miles W. from Boston, well watered by the Ware river, which affords many valuable ... Read MORE...

  • News  1869 - A correspondent of the New England Farmer says the town of Barre maybe considered the banner town in Massachusetts cheese making.
    There are three cheese factories, having 875 cows; receiving 25,800 pounds of milk daily, manufacturing 2,900 pounds of cheese daily. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    July 24, 1869
  • Barre Massachusetts, 1890
    Barre is an old town near the geographical centre of the State, which had thrifty days in the stage-coach times ; and since the railroad... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Barre
    Bar're, a post-village of Worcester co., Mass, in Barre township, about 20 miles N.W. of Worcester, and 60 miles W. of Boston. It has a national... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Bar're, a banking post-village and township (town) of Worcester CO., Mass., on the Boston and Albany and the Boston and Maine Rs., 18 miles NW. of... Read MORE...

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