Barre Town, Vermont
Barre Town was chartered on August 12, 1781 by the Vermont State Legislature. The town was originally chartered as Wildersburg, the previous home in Massachusetts of some of the incorporators. Those people left for one reason or another, or were just outnumbered by later settlers: by 1793 a move was afoot to change the name of the town.
The name of the town was eventually changed to Barre. By the beginning of the 19th century, Barre had a half-dozen distinct villages, some of which are now part of the city of Barre when it was split off in 1894. The outlying villages, most of which had sprung up because of the granite industry, remained in the town. With no particularly high peaks, Barre has several smaller hills, some of which turned out to be solid granite, resulting in an industry which has permeated the town ever since.  
Barre in retrospect : 1776-1976, Friends of the Aldrich Public Library - find this book in a library.
FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.
The probate district for Barre Town is Washington.
Washington District Probate Court
10 Elm St. #3
Montpelier, VT 05602
Phone: (802) 828-3405
The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Barry Town. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Washington County, website at this link.
- Maplewood Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- Saint Monica Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- Saint Sylvester Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- West Hill Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
- Wilson Cemetery - inscriptions at Find A Grave site.
Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1761 -1931, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).
Vermont, Washington County, Barre, death records, 1998-2006, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).
Vermont, Washington County, Barre, land records, 1895-1946, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).
The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Barre Town Clerk's Office. These include Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1895-1997 (Barre, Vermont), Records of births, marriages, and deaths, 1895-1998; card indexes to births, marriages, and deaths, early to 1998, and Deeds, 1793-1877; index to deeds, 1793-1880.
Town of Barre, Vermont
149 Websterville Rd.
P.O. Box 116
Websterville, Vermont, 05678
Phone: (802) 479-9331
Libraries and Historical Societies
Aldrich Public Library
6 Washington St.
Barre, VT 05641
Phone: (802) 476-7550
- About Barre Town, VT - http://www.virtualvermont.com/towns/barretown.html#about
- Town of Barre - http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~vermont/WashingtonBarre.html