Vermont - The Green Mountain State

VT.jpg

Capital City:
Montpelier
Nickname:
Green Mountain State
Motto:
Freedom and Unity
Statehood:
March 4, 1791 (14th)
Origin of State's Name:
Based on "verts monts," French for green mountains
Largest City:
Burlington
Border States:
Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York
Land Area:
9,249 sq. mi., 43rd largest
State Bird:
Hermit Thrush
State Flower:
Red Clover (trifolium pratense)
State Tree:
Sugar Maple (acer saccharum)
State Song:
Hail, Vermont

In 1609, French explorer Samuel de Champlain came upon a large lake in the area we know today as Vermont and named it after himself. The state's name comes from two French words vert (green) and mont (mountain), which explains Vermont's nickname, the "Green Mountain State." Ethan Allen and the Green Mountain Boys defended their homeland from the British during the Revolutionary War. Vermont is one of the six New England states and became the 14th state in 1791. Some of Vermont's major industries are dairy farming and tourism. One of the most picturesque states, Vermont has millions of visitors each year who come to see the leaves turn colors in the fall and the snow-covered mountains in the winter. The state flower is the red clover and the tree is the sugar maple. Vermont maple syrup is one of the state's most popular products

Source: Library Of Congress
Search All Articles
Related Articles
Alaska Relocation Guide
AlaskaflagsmA guide to help you get through the process of relocating or moving to Alaska
Alabama - The Heart of Dixie
AlabamathumbAlabama has been at the center of many American battles--between white settlers and Native Americans, and in the Civil War.
Colorado - The Centennial State
Us-coflagthumbCalled the "Centennial State," because it became the 38th state when the U.S. turned 100 in 1876.
Colorado Relocation Guide
ColflagsmA guide to help you get through the process of relocating or moving to Colorado

More...
Most Popular
Health Care Reform - How Much Will It Cost and Who Will Pay?
Stethoscopepig120Reforming and running the nation's health care system may cost a trillion dollars. So, who's going to pay?
Holiday Decorations And HOAS
HolidaydecorationssmDoes your homeowners association have a policy on holiday decorations? Should it?
Effective HOA Communications
Blocparty_thTips to help the HOA communicate effectively with its members.
Understanding Financial Statements: Internal Controls
April103_thInternal controls checklist to insure financial transactions are executed with the proper authority

More...

Zip Code Profiler

Neighborhoods, Home Values, Schools, City & State Data, Sex Offender Lists, more.

Instant Home Value!