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Abbreviation VT
Source: United States Postal Service – Abbreviations
Capital Montpelier
Population 625,741
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
Flower Red clover
Bird Hermit Thrush
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.
Flag Vermont's flag

Follow these links to read articles about Vermont from Encyclopedias and Almanacs:

Official State LinksLinks

Other State Links

  • 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 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.

Some Famous People from this State

  • Presidents from Vermont with links to ipl’s POTUS (Presidents of the United States) page:
  • Henry Wells, founder of Wells Fargo and Co.
  • Brigham Young, Mormon leader.
  • Stephen A. Douglas, politician famous for his debates with Abraham Lincoln.