Barre Town, Vermont (pronounced "bear-ee") is a town in Washington County that almost completely surrounds Barre city, which is incorporated separately from the town of Barre. Barre has several small hills, some of which turned out to be solid granite, resulting in an industry which has lasted in the town.
Barre Town has its own school, Barre Town Middle and Elementary School, which hosts students from pre-school through grade eight. The public high school is Spaulding High School, and is located in Barre City.
Some notable residents of Barre Town, Vermont include: singer/songwriter, Lui Collins; poet Norman Dubie; physician D.C. Jarvis; performance artist, musician, writer, & film director, Miranda July; Newbery Award winning author of books for children, Katherine Paterson; and folk musician, Helen Bonchek Schneyer.