Dorset Vermont Barns
Vermont is a small town located within Bennington County in the
southwest corner of the state. The landscape is characterized by a
mountainous terrain with valleys cut by numerous rivers and streams.
The town was chartered in 1761 as part of Benning Wentworth's New
Hampshire grants. Since the late 1700's, agriculture has been an
important part of the town's history. Ranging from small-scale
subsistence farming, sheep raising and wool production, dairying and
others, the history of Dorset encompasses many agricultural themes. The
purpose of this website is to document the evidence of Dorset's
agricultural past that is still visible on the landscape today.
work here is not intended to be a comprehensive representation of all
the agricultural structures or themes in Dorset, but rather a starting
point for local residents and volunteers to conduct further
investigation into the town's agricultural past. If you have
information about a structure on this site or one that does not appear,
or maybe you are just interested Vermont's barns in general, then you
are encouraged to check out the resources on this website and get
involved with the Vermont Barn Census.