Barnet, Caledonia County, Vermont Genealogy

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Brief History

Barnet was charatered on December 16, 1763. Barnet contains the locations of Barnet Center, East Barnet, McIndoe Falls, Mosquitoville, Passumpsic and West Barnet.

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. [1] [2] [3]  

Historical Data

Barnet, Vermont USGenWeb Page

Town Histories

History of Barnet, Vermont : from the outbreak of the French and Indian War to present time : with genealogical records of many families, by Frederic Palmer Wells (1923) - view a digital copy of this book online.

Vital Records

FamilySearch Historical Records Collection has Vermont birth, death, and marriage records online.

Military Records

Probate Records

The probate district for Barnet is Caledonia
Caledonia Probate Division
1126 Main St, Ste 1
St Johnsbury, VT 05819
Phone: (802) 748-6605

Church Records

Associate Reformed Congregation Church Records, 1789-1898, are available on microfilm at the Family History Center.

City Directories

Barnet Town Directories: 1888, 1909, 1925, 1928, 1930 1935, and 1939


1875 map of Barnet Town, Barnet Town West, Norrisville and McIndoe Falls

1875 map of Barnet Town and Passumpsic


The following is a list of major cemeteries in present-day Barnet. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Caledonia County, website at this link.  

Town Records

Town Clerk Vital and Town Records, 1856 -1943, can be found on FamilySearch (browse only images).

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Barnet Town Clerk's Office. These include Town and vital records of Barnet, Vermont, 1776?-Aug. 2001, Deeds and land records, 1783-1905; index to deeds, 1783-1895.

Barnet Town Clerk
1743 U.S. 5
Barnet, VT 05821
Phone: (802) 633-2256


Burlington Free Press

The Barre Montpelier Times-Argus

The Caledonian Record

Libraries and Historical Societies

Barnet Public Library
147 Church St.
PO Box 34
Barnet, VT 05821
Phone: (802) 633-4436

Barnet Historical Society
PO Box 34
Barnet VT 05821

Northeast Kingdom Genealogy - Genealogy resources for towns in the counties of Essex, Orleans and Caledonia.


Adjacent towns: Caledonia Co.: Danville | Groton | Peacham | Ryegate | St. Johnsbury | Waterford | New Hampshire Grafton Co.: Littleton | Monroe