The Village of Barneveld was founded in 1881 when David Simpson offered the railroad the right of way for $1.00 if they would build a depot on his land. The railroad accepted the offer and Mr. Simpson sub-divided his land and began selling lots.
There are two theories on the naming of the village. First Mr Orbison, a Dutch surveyor for the railroad, suggested the name after his hometown in Holland. Orbison Street that runs parallel to Hwy ID was no doubt name after Mr. Orbison. The second theory is that Mrs. Simpsom named it for her favorite poet, Mr. Barneveldt. Research tells us this poet of the 16th century was sometimes called John of Oldenbarneveldt. Perhaps the name comes from both theories.
Although Barneveld is a small Midwestern village its location, close to Madison the states capitol city, makes it the perfect spot for families to live and enjoy the laid back style that you can only experience in a small village like Barneveld.
Barneveld is home to Botham Vineyards and Winery, Deer Valley Resort/waterpark and Golf Course. The scenic Blue Mounds State Park is located just outside the village. If you are looking for a quiet place to call home then Barneveld may be just what you are looking for.
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