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United States Gotoarrow.png Vermont Gotoarrow.png Caledonia Gotoarrow.png Burke

Brief History

Burke was charatered on February 26, 1782 by the Vermont Legislature. The first settlers arrived in 1792 and the town was organized in 1796. The town contains the villages of East Burke, West Burke and Burke Hollow.  [1] [2] [3]  

Historical Data

Burke, 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 Burke 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. Order film online.

City Directories


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 Burke. For location of all cemeteries, see Cemeteries of Vermont, Caledonia County, website at this link.  

Town Records.

The Family History Library has microfilm of original records from the Burke Town Clerk's Office. These include Land records, 1821-1896.

Town of Burke
212 School Street
West Burke, VT 05871
Phone: (802) 467-3717


Burlington Free Press

The Barre Montpelier Times-Argus

Libraries and Historical Societies

East Burke Community Library
368 Vermont 114
PO Box 309
East Burke, VT 05832
Phone: (802) 626-9823


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