Burke, Vermont - Home Page
Welcome to the Burke, Vermont web site. Please note that this site is designed primarily for use by genealogists and is not intended to be the official town site.
Links to external web sites are being provided as a convenience and for informational purposes only; they do not constitute an endorsement or approval of any of the products, services or opinions contained in any external web site. Please direct your research questions to the appropriate Town Offices as listed on the town pages or to the Vermont State Archives and Records Administration at Vermont State Archives
Villages and hamlets in Burke include: East Burke, Burke Hollow, West Burke.
It should be noted that Town Clerks as a rule no longer will perform research but will assist researchers when they visit the town offices.
For current information for Burke, visit their website at: Town of Burke
For current information for the court, visit their website at: Caledonia County Probate Court
For current information for Burke Libraries, visit their websites at:
West Burke Public Library
or East Burke Community Library
White School House Museum, East Burke, VT
Mailing Address: c/o Burke Mountain Club, PO Box 309, East Burke, VT 05832
Phone: (802) 626-9823
Contact Person: Alan Arnold, Caretaker
Hours and Admission: By appointment
Census reporting ends with the 1820 census. There were over 50 separate items of data gathered in the 1830 census. That fact and that names are not in alphabetical order make it impractical to report later years.
The names and locations of historic Burke schools was derived from old copies of topographical maps.
Burke, VT Schools of the Past
Early settlers built "meeting houses" rather than churches. These meeting houses served more than one religious sect. One of the finest churches in Burke is the "Meeting House". Behind it is located the Burke Meeting House Cemetery. A sign near the street explains that the Union Meeting House was built by four denominations; Universalist, Congregational, Baptist, and Methodist in 1825.
Digging Deep Unearthing the Mysteries of Burial and Cemetery Laws
Caledonia County Cemeteries Courtesy of Paul DesTroismaisons and Janice Boyko. Some listings of interments and GoogleMaps.Following is a list of all cemeteries in Burke with directions as to how to reach each one. Photos of the cemeteries are also provided. Please click on the image to see a full size view. Full listings of gravestones in each cemetery is on my list of things to do.