Vermont Barn Census

Preliminary Research - 2009






          Norwich, Vermont is located in Windsor County, in the eastern portion of the state.  It is situated along the Connecticut River with Ompampanoosuc River in the northeastern part of the town flowing into the Connecticut River. Norwich’s landscape is relatively hilly and open; however, there are forested areas on the boundaries of the town.  This area and its resources were beneficial to agricultural industry regarding wool production and Maple Sugar. This website offers historic, current and interactive maps along with a narrative on the agricultural history of Norwich and the role it has in Vermont’s history. 
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 Kristen M Gillott 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. Funding support provided in part by a Preserve America grant through the National Park Service to the State of Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.