Place:Barre, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

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NameBarre
Alt namesBarre Centresource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS25002686
TypeTown
Coordinates42.417°N 72.1°W
Located inWorcester, Massachusetts, United States
Contained Places
Cemetery
Adams Cemetery
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Barre is a town in Worcester County, Massachusetts, United States. The population was 5,398 at the 2010 census.

History

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Originally called the Northwest District of Rutland, it was first settled in 1720. The town was incorporated on June 17, 1774, as Hutchinson after Thomas Hutchinson, colonial governor of Massachusetts. But on November 7, 1776, it was renamed Barre /ˈbæri/ in honor of Isaac Barré, an Irish-born MP who was a champion of American Independence. Starting in the 1800s, the Boston, Barre and Gardner Railroad provided rail service to the town.

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