Created by: Bonnie McNair


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Round Barn Shapes


Round Barns designs fall into 3 categories:
  • Truly circular
  • Octagonal (7 or 8 sides)
  • Polygonal (6 and 9 or more sides)
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Number of Sides

6
3
Octagonal
33
9
2
10
4
12
16
14
6
16
5
18
1
Truly Circular
156
Totals
226















Of the 226 barns identified in the Indiana Round Barn Survey, nearly 70% were of the truly circular variety. These barns were built in the 20th century. Earlier built barns were octagonal or polygonal in design.

The data set and resulting pie graph above were compiled using the Catalog of Round Barns, pages 63 - 103, from John Hanou's book, "A Round Indiana - Round Barns in the Hoosier State".