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The capital of Vermont, Montpelier has a dome of gold leaf. Montpelier is the most beautiful capital since it nestles against a lush stand of evergreens.

The largest producer of maple syrup in the USA is the state of Vermont

Vermont is the birthplace of former presidents Calvin Coolidge and Chester A. Arthur.


French Explorer, Samuel de Champlain came here in 1609 and discovered the Green Mountains and the lake now named for him, Lake Champlain. Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys felt strongly about preserving land rights and independence from England. They, along with Benedict Arnold, captured Fort Ticonderoga in 1775. In 1777 Vermont became an independent republic with its own coin and postal service. In 1791, it became the 14th state.

In 1864, confederate soldiers raided St. Albans in what would be the northern-most battle of the Civil War. The 21st president of the United States, Chester Arthur, was a Vermont native son.

Ida M. Fuller of Ludlow, became the first beneficiary of month Social Security payments in 1940. She received check #00-000-001 in the amount of $22.54. In 1954, Consuelo Northrup Bailey became the country's first female lieutenant governor and then in 1984, Madeleine M. Kunin became the first woman governor of Vermont.

Calvin Coolidge, who was from Plymouth Notch, became the 30th President of the United States in 1923.

1790 - 85,425
1800 - 154,465
1810 - 217,895
1820 - 235,981
1830 - 280,652
1840 - 291,948
1850 - 314,120
1860 - 315,098
1870 - 330,551
1880 - 332,286
1890 - 332,422
1900 - 343,641
1910 - 355,956
1920 - 352,428
1930 - 359,611
1940 - 359,231
1950 - 377,747
1960 - 389,881
1970 - 444,330
1980 - 511,456
1990 - 511,456
2000 - 608,827
2005 - 623,050 (estimate)

Vermont is the only state in the U.S. that does not have a city with a population of at least 50,000.

Population Density:
2000 - 65.8 persons per square mile

Per capita - $20,625 (1999)
Median Household - $42,649 (2003)

Geography & Location:

Highest Point: Mount Mansfield at 4,395 feet above sea level
Lowest Point: Lake Champlain at 95 feet above sea level
Mean Elevation: 1,000 feet above sea level

Total area - 9,620 square miles
Total land area - 9,250 square miles

Width - 80 miles
Length - 160 miles

Latiitude - 42°44'N to 45°0'43"N
Longitude - 71°28'W to 73°26'W

Time Zone: New Hampshire is in the Eastern Time zone
Area Code: The area code for the entire state is 802




Official Vermont State Website

The Governor and Lieutenent Governor are elected to two year terms. There is no term limit for the governor. The legislature has a House of Representatives and a Senate. The group is known as the General Assembly. All members are elected for just two years.

State Of Vermont
10 Baldwin St
Montpelier, VT 05602-2109
Phone: 802-828-1110

State Library
State DMV
Vermont Emergency Management
Department of Education

Vermont Department of Forest, Parks & Recreation
103 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05671-0603
Phone; 802-241-3670

Government Links page for Vermont
Great links page for all levels of government in Vermont

Organizations & Groups

Vermont Historical Society
History Center
60 Washington Street
Barre, Vermont 05641
Phone: 802-479-8500
Fax: 802-479-8510

History & Genealogy

Vermont Vital Records
Vermont Genealogy
Cyndi's List for Vermont

The New England Flood of 1927
Vermont in the Civil War

Travel, Tourism, Attractions and other Information

The Ethan Allen Homestead

Vermont Historical Society & Museum
109 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont 05609

Vermont State Parks


This page was last updated on 23 September 2006 at 9:47 pm

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