Welcome to Vermont
"The Green Mountain State"
Famous for its maple syrup and autumn maple leaves, Vermont is a bucolic, beautiful state with a rich history of revolutionary spirit. Led by state hero Ethan Allen, the rag-tag Green Mountain Boys were 18th-century militia members who played a crucial part in stopping powerful New York from swallowing up tiny Vermont (which was then part of New Hampshire). When Vermont gained statehood in 1777, the Boys became the state militia. Their maverick spirit has infused the people of Vermont ever since.
Since it's full of quaint bed and breakfasts and ski resorts, many see Vermont as a quiet place to escape from the big city for a weekend (it's a short car trip from metropolises like New York City). Although they certainly appreciate the tourist dollars, few Vermonters likely envy those trying to escape the hustle and bustle of urban lifestyles. Still, that hardly means they are countrified traditionalists: just 24 percent of Vermonters attend church regularly, a low matched only by New Hampshire. Principally supported by dairy farming, always-progressive Vermont boasted 543 organic dairy farms as of 2009, yielding 20 percent of the state's entire milk production. Vermonters may be mavericks, but lately they like their rebellion on the quiet side.
State Name: Vermont
State Nickname: "The Green Mountain State"
State Motto: "Freedom and Unity"
Name for Residents: Vermonter
Time Zone: Eastern, GMT/UTC -5 / -4 (Daylight Savings Time)
Capital City: Montpelier
Date of Statehood: March 4, 1791
Statehood Rank: 14th State
Area: 9,620 square miles (24,923 km²)
Area Rank: 45 of 50
Number of Counties: 14
State Population: 621,270 (2008 estimate)
Burlington - 39,148 (2003)
Rutland - 17,103 (2003)
South Burlington - 16,285 (2003)
Connecticut River - Length: 407 mi (655 km)
White River - Length: 56 mi (90 km)
Ottauquechee River - Length: 40 mi (65 km)
Highest Point: Mount Mansfield, 4,395 ft (1,340 m)
Lowest Point: Lake Champlain, 95 ft (29 m)
Bordering States and Countries:
New Hampshire (East)
New York (West)
Record High Temperature:
July 4, 1911 at Vernon
Record Low Temperature:
December 30, 1933 at Bloomfield
Vermont State Flag
Vermont State Seal
Vermont Location Map
|Author: World Trade Press|