Vermont Barn Census
Preliminary Research - 2009

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“As soon as there shall be fifty families residing…every Grantee his hers and assigns, shall plant and cultivate five acres of land within the term of five years for every fifty acres contained in his or their share…Yielding and paying therefore to us, the rent of one ear of Indian corn only, on the 25th day of December.”
                                                                 - Hinesburg Charter, 1762

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 graduate students enrolled 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. 
Preliminary research for the town of Hinesburg was conducted by Katie Miller. Funding support provided in part by a Preserve America grant through the National Park Service to the State of Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.