Vermont History, Geography, Population, State Facts

The Green Mountain State

Great Seal of the State of Vermont

Adoptedon February 20, 1779.

The first Great Seal of Vermont, designed by Ira Allen and made by Reuben Dean of Windsor in 1778, was accepted by resolution of the General Assembly on February 20, 1779. That seal wore out so a new seal was made in 1821. While this included many of the basic design elements of the original seal, it was distinctly more pictorial, rather than symbolic, in character. Seals in several variations of that second design, which was similar to the State Coat of Arms described elsewhere, were used over the next 115 years. In 1937 a new seal was adopted, this a precise reproduction of the original Ira Allen design. It remains to use today.

** - The Great Seal is provided here for educational purposes only. State law restricts reproduction of the Great Seal for other purposes.

The Vermont region was explored and claimed for France by Samuel de Champlain in 1609, and the first French settlement was established at Fort Ste. Anne in 1666. The first English settlers moved into the area in 1724 and built Fort Dummer on the site of present-day Brattleboro. England gained control of the area in 1763 after the French and Indian Wars

First organized to drive settlers from New York out of Vermont, the Green Mountain Boys, led by Ethan Allen, won fame by capturing Fort Ticonderoga from the British on May 10, 1775, in the early days of the Revolutionary War. In 1777 Vermont adopted its first constitution, abolishing slavery and providing for universal male suffrage without property qualifications.

Capital City: Montpelier

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Vermont: State of Vermont Official Web Site

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Airports: Airports Map |  Airport Links

Amtrak: Northeast

Area: 9615 sq.mi, 45th   Land 9249 sq. mi., 43th   Water 366 sq.mi., 47th

Area Codes: Vermont

Biographies: Famous People from Vermont

Bird: Hermit Thrush

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Cities & towns: Vermont

Climate: Vermont

Community Pages: Vermont Cities, Towns, Communities List

Constitution: 14th State

County Profile: County Map   14 Counties

Courts: Judicial System

Current Events: Vermont News Headlines

Department of: Education | Licensing  | Middlebury College | University of Vermont

Driving: DMV

Economy: Agriculture: Dairy products, cattle, hay, apples, maple products.   Industry: Electronic equipment, fabricated metal products, printing and publishing, paper products, tourism.

Flag: Vermont (VT)

Flower: Red Clover   Trifolium pratense

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Geographic Center: Washington, 3 miles east of Roxbury

Geology Maps: Vermont

Ghost Towns: Ghost Towns

Governor: Office of Governor

Highest Point: Mt. Mansfield; 4,393 feet, 26th

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History: History Timeline  Historical

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Library: Vermont 

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Lowest Point: Lake Champlain; 95 feet, 28th


Media: Radio   TV

Motto: Freedom and unity

Museums: The Virtual Library

Name: Verd Mont was a name given to the Green Mountains in October, 176l, by the Rev. Dr. Peters, the first clergyman who paid a visit to the 30,000 settlers in that country, in the presence of Col. Taplin, Col. Willes, Col. Peters, Judge Peters and many others, who were proprietors of a large number of townships in that colony

National Forest: Vermont

New England: States

Parks: National ParksVermont State Parks - A resource and travel guide to the green mountain state.

Population: Quick facts   608,827; 49th, 12/00

Presidential Birthplace: Chester Alan Arthur, 1881-1885 {21th}   Calvin Coolidge, 1923-1929 {30th}

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Tree: Sugar Maple   Acer saccharum  

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