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Burke

County
Caledonia County
Population
according to US Census: 1,753 (Burke Town); 132 (East Burke CDP); 343 West Burke Village
Website:
www.burkevermont.org
Contact Information
  • Town Clerk: Priscilla Aldrich
  • Office Hours: Monday-Friday: 8:00-4:00
  • Phone: 802-633-2256
  • Email: burke@burkevermont.org
  • Address: 212 School Street; West Burke, VT 05871
Watershed Information
Located in Basin 15 — Passumpsic

Who we are

About us

The Town of Burke was chartered in 1782; the first settlers arrived in 1792. The town was organized in 1796 in the home of Lemuel Walter. He cleared land and built a cabin on land that was later Darling’s Mountain View Farm. The first surveyors divided the town into lots of approximately 160 acres. Deeds today still refer to the original proprietors, who were given the land as payment for their efforts in the Revolutionary War. Only one or two of these first land holders ever came to the Town of Burke. The land was sold through land agents to the early settlers

The Area