Burke Social Capital
Organizations in Burke include the Grange, Masons, the Order of Eastern Star, Burke Mountain Club, and the Drift Skippers Snowmobile Club.
Burke has participated in the Sustainable Community Development Project funded by the McConnell Foundation. Known as the Take Charge Program, its mission is to foster local leadership, cooperation and coordination by facilitating a series of meetings at which local people identify local issues or problems, form committees assigned to individual issues or groups of issues, and to work out an action plan resolving them. The welcome center and microbrewery are two results of these efforts.
Burke is part of the Caledonia North Supervisory Union School District. In 1886 there were ten common schools and eleven school districts in the town. Now, however, there are two public elementary schools in town: grades K - 3 in West Burke and grades 4 - 8 in Burke Hollow. The town does not operate a high school; students go to Lyndon Institute and other schools in the area. According to the 1990 Census, the school population is:
|Preprimary ||19 in Public School ||3 in Private School|
|Elementary & Secondary || ||200 in Public School|| || 62 in Private School|
|College || ||61 Total|
Burke Mountain Academy (see entry in Natural Resources section)
Churches in Burke include the East Burke Congregational, and Episcopal and Methodist Churches in West Burke.
The following post offices are located in the town of Burke: West Burke #05871 and East Burke #05832.
The Town of Burke has two libraries, namely the East Burke Community Library and the West Burke Library.
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Reviewed on 4/23/98