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Source: United States Postal Service – Abbreviations
Source: Resident Population Data – 2010 Census
|Governor||Peter Shumlin (Democrat, to January 2015)|
|Entered the Union||March 4, 1791
as the 14th state
|Motto||Vermont, Freedom and Unity|
|Nickname||The Green Mountain State|
|Song||“These Green Mountains” by Diane Martin|
|Professional Sports Teams||No NFL, MLB, NBA, WNBA, MLS, or NHL teams.
(sports listing policy)
|Origin of Name||From the French vert mont, meaning green mountain|
|Historical Sites||Bennington Battle Monument, the Calvin Coolidge Homestead at Plymouth|
|Points of Interest||Ski Areas, including Stowe, Killington, Mt. Snow, Bromley, Jay Peak, and Sugarbush; Green Mountain National Forest and the Long Trail; Marble Exhibit in Proctor|
|Bordering States||Vermont borders New York, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.|
Follow these links to read articles about Vermont from Encyclopedias and Almanacs:
Official State LinksLinks
- Vermont.gov: The Official Portal of Vermont
This is the official website for the State of Vermont.
- The Vermont Automated Libraries System (VALS) at the Vermont Department of Libraries
Here is the homepage for the Vermont State Library Agency.
- Vermont Historical Society
Here is the homepage for the Vermont State Historical Society.
- Vermont History Timeline and State Historic Sites
See a timeline of Vermont’s history and learn a little bit about some of Vermont’s most historic sites.
- Vermont State Archives
Here is the homepage for the Vermont State Archives.
- Vermont State Parks
Here is the homepage for Vermont State Parks.
- Vermont Vacation.com
Here is the official state tourism website for Vermont.
- Vermont Secretary of State Kids Pages
Here is the Vermont state site just for kids!
- Vermont Secretary of State Kids Pages: State Song
Read the lyrics to Vermont’s state song, “These Green Mountains.” Then hear Vermont Secretary of State Markowitz sing ’em!
Other State Links
- 50states.com: Vermont
The site provides a wealth of information about Vermont. It includes everything from the highest point to county profile to climate.
- Things To Do in Vermont
ThingsToDo.com is an online guide to information about Vermont’s entertainment, recreation, and travel, and includes the state’s interesting facts, famous people, and special events.
- Roadside America: Vermont Attractions
Roadside America describes itself as an online guide to offbeat attractions. This site offers reviews of “weird sites along the highway” in Vermont.
- The Virtual Vermonter: A Guide to Vermont – Its People, Places and Scenery
The Virtual Vermonter is a listing of travel, vacation, and culture sites for the state of Vermont, offering 3500 pages on everything from skiing and camping to state history, events and trivia. Try the Vermont Trivia Challenge!
- FedStats: MapStat: United States: Vermont
Fast access to statistics from more than 100 federal agencies on “economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more” in Wyoming.
- Vermont was the first state after the original 13 colonies to join the United States.
- In ratio of cows to people, Vermont has the greatest number of dairy cows in the country.
- Vermont makes more maple syrup, marble and monument granite than any other state.
- Vermont’s largest employer isn’t Ben and Jerry’s, but IBM.
- The area which is today Vermont was first explored by Frenchman Samuel de Champlain in 1609, when he claimed it for his home country.
- Vermont’s state song before May 22, 2000 was “Hail, Vermont” by Josephine Hovey Perry of Barre.
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