Barnard, Vermont, New England USA

About Barnard, Vermont

Windsor County
Chartered: July 17, 1761 (New Hampshire Grant)
Area: 31,060 Acres = 48.53 Square Miles [ Size Rank: 38* ]
Coordinates (Geographic Center): N 43° 44′ W 72°37′
Altitude: 1,334 feet ASL
Population (US Census, 2010): 947 [ Population Rank: 168* ]
Population Density (persons per square mile): 19.5 [ Density Rank: 193* ]
Full Census Info: Town County State

*Area, Population and Density rankings refer to Barnard’s relative position among Vermont’s 255 civic entities (9 cities, 242 towns, 4 gores and grants). Complete rankings are here.

Spelled Bernard in the charter, but changed to its present spelling sometime before 1810. The misspelling is commonly chalked up to poor orthography, but that is simply not the case. Sir Francis Bernard, governor of the New Jersey Colony and later of Massachusetts Bay colony was the second-listed grantee of the town named for him (as well as five other towns in “The Grants“). Although Bernard seemed to understand the colonial view better than most royal officials, he rigidly enforced British policies, such that his nine-year tenure in Massachusetts is thought to have hastened the outbreak of war.

That reputation could have influenced the change in spelling, but there is no documented explanation.

Activities & Points of Interest

Goings-on in and near Barnard
Calendar of Events provided by the Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing.

Silver Lake State Park

Barnard Historical Society

Contact Info

Emergency Services (Statewide): 911
Hospital: Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (Hanover, NH) 603-650-5000

Town Clerk: Diane Rainey PO Box 274 Barnard, VT 05031
802-234-9211
M-W 8-3:30

Schools

Windsor Central Supervisory Union 802-457-1213
Barnard Central School 802-234-9763

Neighboring Towns

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”).

Bethel

Royalton

Stockbridge

Barnard

Pomfret

Bridgewater

 

Utilities

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

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