Orleans county. This town derived its name from Gen. William Barton of R.I., and was first settled in 1796. The town is well watered by Barton river, which rises in Glover, and empties into Memphremagog lake. Here are several ponds containing good fish. Barton is a thriving town, with a good hydraulic power, and about 3,000 sheep. It lies 9 miles S.E. from Irasburgh, and 40 N.E. from Montpelier. Population, 1830, 729.
Barton today is home to the Orleans County Fair.