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Vermont

 

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Postal Abbreviation: VT
Natives: Vermonter

Population 2019: 623,989
Legal Driving Age: 18
(*Younger w/ Driver's Ed.)
Age of Majority: 18
Median Age: 41.5

State Song: “Hail, Vermont”
By: Josephine Hovey Perry

 

 

Median Household Income:$60,076

Capital..... Montpelier
Entered Union..... Mar. 4, 1791 (14th)

Present Constitution Adopted: 1793

Nickname: Green Mountain State

Motto:
“Vermont, Freedom, and Unity”

Origin of Name:
From the French for “green mountain”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USS Vermont

Railroad Stations
 

 

Vermont Economy

AGRICULTURE: apples, cattle cheese,
eggs, maple syrup, milk, wood.

MINING: sand and gravel.

MANUFACTURING: electronics, food
processing, lumber products,
machinery, metal products,
paper products

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Vermont Geography

Total Area: 9,615 sq. miles
Land area: 9,249 sq. miles
Water Area: 366 sq. miles
Geographic Center: Washington
3 mi. E of Roxbury
Highest Point: Mount Mansfield
(4,393 ft.)
Lowest Point: Lake Champlain
(95 ft.)
Highest Recorded Temp.: 105˚ F (7/4/1911)
Lowest Recorded Temp.: –50˚ F (12/30/1933)

 

The Green Mountain's divide the state almost in the middle. The highest is Mansfield Mountain with a height of 4,363 feet. The Connecticut River provides most of the eastern border of the state.

 

 

 

 

Cities

Burlington, 42,899
Essex, 19,587
South Burlington, 17,993
Colchester 17,067
Rutland, 16,495
Bennington 15,764
Brattleboro 12,046
Milton, 10,352
Hartford, 9,952
Springfield, 9,078
Barre, 9,052
Williston, 8,698
Middlebury, 8,496

Vermont History

1666 The French built their first settlement, Forte Saint Anne on an island in
Lake Champlain.
1724 The British established Fort Dummer in the South east part of the state.
1762 The first church was established Bennington.
1769 Dartmouth College was established.
1775 Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys captured Fort Ticonderoga.
1777 Vermont become the first state to outlaw slavery.
American troops defeated General Burgoyne at Bennington.
1791 Vermont was admitted to the Union as the 14th state.
1805 The capital of Vermont become Montpelier.
1923 President Coolidge is sworn in at his fathers farm in Plymouth Notch after the death of President Warren Harding.

 

 

Famous People


Chester A. Arthur
Calvin Coolidge
George Dewey
John Dewey
Stephen A. Douglas
Willbur Fisk
Elisha Otis
Joseph Smith
Brigham Young

 

 

 

Vermont National Sites

1) Marsh - Billings - Rockefeller National Historical Park
Walk through one of Vermont's most beautiful landscapes, under the shade of sugar maples and 400-year-old hemlocks, across covered bridges and alongside rambling stone walls. This is a landscape of loss, recovery, and conservation. This is a story of stewardship, of people taking care of places - sharing an enduring connection to land and a sense of hope for the future..