Vermont Barn Census

Agricultural Census Records






Census Records


U.S. Department of the Census Bureau agricultural records for the years 1860 and 1880 served as additional resources for historical research about Townshend. Click to view the census records in PDF. These records have not been transcribed, but scanned from microfilm images in the University of Vermont Bailey-Howe Library. In order to faciliate reading and interpretation of the census records, the column headings have been transcribed and included below.

United States Census Bureau Agricultural Census of 1860

1860 Census Headings Transcription

United States Census Bureau Agricultural Census of 1880

1880 Census Headings Transcription


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 Kaitlin O'Shea, a graduate student 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.