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Barre, Vermont

Barre (pronounced "bear-ee") is a city in Washington County, Vermont. Barre City is almost completely surrounded by Barre (the town), which is incorporated separately from the City of Barre. Barre is often twinned with nearby Montpelier in local media and businesses. It is the main city in the Barre Micropolitan area which, at approximately 59,564 residents, is the 3rd largest in Vermont (after Burlington and Rutland).

The arrival of the railroad in Barre helped the granite industry become major. Word of the famous deposit of granite (which some geologist say is 4 miles long, 2 miles wide and 10 miles deep), spread to Europe and Canada, inviting large numbers of people to migrate to Barre from a number of countries.

Barre City is more than the "Granite Center of the World." Convenient downtown shopping, a variety of recreation opportunities, great schools, and diverse housing opportunities make Barre City a great place to live.

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Nearby Cities and Towns:

Region 5: Central Vermont | Berlin | Barre Town


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Barre Attractions

  • Aldrich Library
  • Barre Outdoor Recreation Center (B.O.R.)
  • Barre City Swimming Pool
  • Barre Opera House
  • City Auditorium
  • Downtown Barre Historic District
  • Elmwood Cemetery
  • Granite Center Farmers' Market
  • Hope Cemetery
  • Rotary Park and Playground 2000
  • St. Monica Cemetery
  • Studio Place Arts
  • Vermont Frost Heaves
  • Vermont Granite Museum
  • Vermont History Center

Vermont Events in April

2015 Vermont Camping & Outdoor Show 4/17/15 - 4/19/15
Come visit the 2nd Annual Vermont Camping & Outdoor Show at the Barre Civic Center, Exit 7 of off I 89. There will be two floors of the Barre Auditorium for campgrounds & resorts, attractions, canoes/kayaks, golf carts, camping & outdoor supplies, etc. There will be indoor and outdoor space full of RV’s, trucks, and special exhibits. Fresh food will be prepared as a fundraiser by the Topsham-Corinth Little League. Entertainment for the kids by Cheryl the Clown. Door prizes everyday!

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