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About Barnet, Vermont
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Caledonia County
Chartered: December 16, 1763 (New Hampshire Grant)
Area: 27,840 Acres = 43.5 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 82* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 44° 17' W 72°03'
Altitude: 452 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 1,708 [ Population Rank: 97* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 39.3 [ Density Rank: 113* ]
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*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Barnet's relative position among Vermont's 255 civic entities (9 cities, 242 towns, 4 gores and grants). Complete rankings are here.

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Barnet was granted to 67 men, 9 of whom were named Stevens. The tradition in the Stevens family is that their first American ancestor had emigrated from Barnet, Hertfordshire, England, accounting for the origin of the name.

Very early in the town's history some of the Stevens group moved to Barnet and bought a gristmill. The stream which powered the mill became known as Stevens River, the village as Stevens Mill or Stevens Village. When the Post Office was established there in 1807, the village was renamed Barnet, and has remained so since. Barnet was the home of two Henry Stevenses, father and son: the elder founded the Vermont Historical Society, while the younger was one of London's best-known booksellers and bibliographers from 1845 to 1886.

Material excerpted or adapted from Esther Munroe Swift's
Vermont Place-Names: Footprints of History
with the author's permission

Activities & Points of Interest
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Goings-on in and near Barnet
Calendar of Events provided by the Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing.

Barnet Historical Society

Contact Info
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Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (St. Johnsbury) 802-748-8141
Town Clerk:  Benjamin Heisholt PO Box 15 Barnet, VT 05821
 802-633-2256
 M-F 9-12 and 1-4:30

Churches, Ministries, Charitables
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United Church of Christ : Barnet Congregational
United Church of Christ : McIndoe Falls First Congregational Church

Schools
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Caledonia Central Supervisory Union 802-684-3801
Barnet Elementary School 802-633-4978

Neighboring Towns
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This is a basic geographic reference, intended to show relative location of adjacent towns. Directional accuracy is limited to 16 compass points. There isn't even the slightest suggestion that one can necessarily travel directly from one town to the next (as in "You can't get there from here").

Danville Waterford
Barnet
Peacham New Hampshire
Groton Ryegate

Utilities
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Notes about utilities:

  • One electric or phone company indicates that company serves the entire town. More than one of either indicates each serves different areas of town.
  • A listed cable company MIGHT mean the entire town is covered, but not necessarily. More than one listed indicates each serves different areas of town.
  • Unless your area is one served by Vermont's only gas utility, your only option is bottled gas (any dealer).
    Electric Green Mountain Power 888-835-4672
    Telephone Fairpoint 866-984-2001
    Telephone Fairpoint 866-984-2001

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