Vermont Barn Census







Photo by Sebastian Renfield, 2009

 "Camel's Hump, which is almost a too well known summit of the Green Mountains to need especial mention here, rears its bald, rocky head 4,083 feet above tide water, affording a prospect from its summit which is excelled by no mountain in the State...while beneath, nestled at its feet, is the picturesque town of Huntington, with its well-kept farms and neat villages. Surrounded by these places, and the numerous other thriving villages that are planted within full view from its summit, Camel's Hump cannot fail to become a favorite resort for those who would wisely comhine healthful exercise of the body with well-directed recreation of the mind. The township is watered by Huntington River and its tributaries, a handsome stream flowing across the whole length of the town from south to north, affording several good mill privileges."

- Child's Gazetteer of Chittenden County, 1882

Franklin, VTDerby, VTBrownington, VTHinesburg, VTHuntington, VTRichmond, VTNorwich, VTHartford, VTDorset, VTManchester, VTTownshend, VTGrafton, VT

This preliminary research about barns and farm buildings in thirteen Vermont towns is offered as a public service to assist local volunteers with their efforts to learn more about the agricultural heritage of these communities. It is hoped that additional information on the history and features of these barns will be submitted by volunteers through the Vermont Barn Census project. The historical research and preliminary field documentation was conducted during the fall 2009 semester by Sebastian Renfield in the Researching Historic Structures and Sites course at University of Vermont Historic Preservation Program with the assistance of local volunteers as part of the Vermont Barn Census, a statewide project of the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, the University of Vermont Historic Preservation Program, Historic Windsor’s Preservation Education Institute, Save Vermont Barns, Vermont Housing and Conservation Board, and the Preservation Trust of Vermont. Funding support provided in part by a Preserve America grant through the National Park Service to the State of Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.