is located in Windham County in southeastern Vermont. Early surveyors
discouraged agriculture in Townshend due to the inhospitable terrain,
yet since its settlement in 1753 the town has grown on apples, lumber,
dairy, grain, wool, and maple sugar, among other products and crops,
all reaching their peak at different points in history. As the
agricultural activities changed, so did the barns and other supporting
structures. Identifying specific structures and analyzing alterations
associated with the changing uses will enable the researcher to
understand the collective history of the area.
website documents preliminary research for the agricultural history of
Townshend, VT. A research paper discusses the agricultural history of
Townshend and includes resources such as historic and modern maps,
agricultural census records, and other primary resources. The survey
page maps and identifies the results of the Townshend windshield
survey. The photographs page highlights picturesque barns from the
survey. Viewers and interested researchers will hopefully find this
information helpful as they begin their agricultural investigations.
The resources page lists helpful links and references.