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Montpelier was part of a land grant in 1781, and was named in 1787 by one of its founders, Colonel Jacob Davis. It is named for a city on the Mediterranean coast in southern France (Montpellier), in honor of the aid given by France in the Revolutionary War.
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What presidents are from Vermont?

Chester A. Arthur-- born in North Fairfield , VT on October 5, 1829. Calvin Coolidge-- born in Plymouth VT on July 4, 1872. Both left the state before they began their careers in law or politics.

Who is the governor of Vermont?

The current Governor of Vermont is Peter Shumlin (D). Shumlin assumed office as the 81st Governor of Vermont on January 6, 2011. He was re-elected for the term to run from January 2013 to January 2015.

How did Vermont get its name?

The name means "green mountains". le Vermont is a village of some 20 homes southwest of Strasbourg,France. Vermont is grammatically correct, and it is singular. It does meanGreen Mountain, if you check back a few centuries in old french. Inmodern french, of course, one could say it is "grammaticallyincorrect." But this is a very old village. I believe, that, when it was a French territory it received thatname. The words Vert= Green and Mont= Mountain in French thereforemaking the name of the state "the Green Mountains"Also it is knownfor its large forests. Vermont got its name historically from the French.It was originallyVert-mont witch means "green mountain" that's why its nick name is"The green mountains" and their state song is "These greenmountains".

Who founded Vermont?

Answer . Little is known of the pre-Columbian history of Vermont. The western part of the state was originally home to a small population of Algonquian-speaking tribes, including the Mohican and Abenaki peoples. Between 8500 to 7000 BCE, glacial activity created the Champlain Sea, and Native Americans inhabited and hunted in Vermont. From 7000 to 1000 BCE was the Archaic Period. During the era Native Americans migrated year-round. From 1000 BCE to 1600 CE was the Woodland Period, when villages and trade networks were established, and ceramic and bow and arrow technology was developed. Sometime between 1500 and 1600, the Iroquois drove many of the smaller native tribes out of Vermont, later using the area as a hunting ground and warring with the remaining Abenaki. The population in 1500 is estimated to be around 10,000 people.. The first European to see Vermont is thought to be Jacques Cartier, in 1535. On July 30, 1609, French explorer Samuel de Champlain claimed the area of what is now Lake Champlain, giving to the mountains the appellation of les Verts Monts (the Green Mountains).. France claimed Vermont as part of New France, and erected Fort Sainte Anne on Isle La Motte in 1666 as part of their fortification of Lake Champlain. This was the first European settlement in Vermont and the site of the first Roman Catholic mass.. During the later half of the 17th century, non-French settlers began to explore Vermont and its surrounding area. In 1690, a group of Dutch-British settlers from Albany under Captain Jacobus de Warm established the De Warm Stockade at Chimney Point (eight miles west of Addison). This settlement and trading post was directly across the lake from Crown Point, New York (Pointe à ¬a Chevelure).. In 1731, the French arrived. Here they constructed a small temporary wooden stockade (Fort de Pieux) on what was Chimney Point until work on Fort St. Fraric began in 1734. The fort, when completed, gave the French control of the New France/Vermont border region in the Lake Champlain Valley and was the only permanent fort in the area until the building of Fort Carillon more than 20 years later. The government encouraged French colonization, leading to the development of small French settlements in the valley. The British attempted to take the Fort St. FrAric four times between 1755 and 1758; in 1759 a combined force of 12,000 British regular and provincial troops under Sir Jeffrey Amherst captured the fort. The French were driven out of the area and retreated to other forts along the Richelieu River. One year later a group of Mohawks burnt the settlement to the ground, leaving only chimneys and giving the area its name.

When was Vermont founded?

Technically 1763 as the New Hampshire grants, led by New Hampshire Governor Benning Wentworth. Then established as the first independent, fully-sovereign nation in the new world as the Vermont Republic in 1777, and finally as the state of Vermont in 1791. So take your pick: 1763, 1777, or 1791. It depends on your personal criteria.

What is the abbreviation for Vermont?

VT . The two letter standard abbreviation for the state of Vermont is VT. VT is the abbreviation for Vermont. VT VT is the abbreviation forVermont.

How old is Vermont?

In geological terms it is quite old, as a State it is the 14th State which makes it about 219 years old.

What is the state capital of Vermont?

The capital of the state of Vermont is Montpelier. Montpelier is located in Washington County, and has a population ofapproximately 7,755. By population, it is the smallest statecapital in the United States. Montpelier is the capital city in the U.S. state of Vermont.

What do they make in Vermont?

Many things are made in Vermont. Cheese, maple syrup, coffee, mustard, preserves, bacon, ham, the wooden tiles for Scrabble games, railroad cars for New York's and Boston's subways, steering columns for Japanese cars, the finest of art books, over 190 magazines, machines that help make a fabric from soda bottles, computers (IMB is in Vermont), and cars. Basically many, MANY things are made, but Vermont is not well known for any of their products (except when I first thought of Vermont, cheese came to mind). Ummm. . the thing about cheese is not EXACTLY true. That's Wisconsin you might know for cheese. Vermont is mostly known for maple syrup. We are the #1 state for maple syrup. We are proud. :)

How are the seasons in Vermont?

Most are OK, Like many other places Vermont has four of them each lasting for about three months however it always seems that some are to long and others are to short. The state uses the conventional naming sequence and names as most of the English speaking world, that is: spring, summer, fall and winter.

What does Vermont manufacture?

Vermont is home to several products. In the manufacturing sectorhowever, the main items produced are granite and masonry tools.

Is Vermont flat?

Nope. Vermont is from the French for "green mountain," and the state is slopping over with relief.

Where is Vermont?

In New England, South of Quebec, North of Massachusetts, East of New York snd West of New Hampshire. It is between New York state and New Hampshire. It is a New England state. Which includes Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts and Maine.

What is the climate of Vermont?

Having a mean temperature of 43 degrees fahrenheit (6 degrees celsius), making it theseventh coldest state in the United States, the state is classifiedas having a humid continental climate. The state has recorded thecoldest temperature in New England, -50 degrees fahrenheit, inBloomfield, on December 30, 1933; Maine also recorded a -50 degreetemperature in Big Black River in 2009.

What can you do in Vermont?

You can go swimming and boating in Vermont's many lakes, streams, and ponds. You could go hiking in the Green Mountains, shopping, go to a spa, go tour historic sites, and overall enjoying the many wonders and joys that Vermont has to offer.

Are there hurricanes in Vermont?

Not really- If a storm that used to be a hurricane hits Vermont it usually is a Tropical Storm or Depression- hurricanes weaken over land

Who is Vermont named after?

It comes from french for Green and Mountain, hence the Green Mountain state. Samuel de Champlain sailed down the lake that now has his name and looked across the land and dubbed it such. It is not named after anyone.

How large is Vermont?

Vermont is 9,615 sq. miles in area making it the 6th smallest, or 45th largest, state in the US.

How did Vermont become the Republic Of Vermont?

Vermont actually was a republic, although it was never called arepublic, it was a fully functioning nation. Vermont became arepublic when it declared independence from New York and NewHampshire in 1777 and wrote the Constitution of Vermont at the OldConstitution House in Windsor, VT. They remained a republic until1790 when they joined the United States as the 14th state.

What cities are in Vermont?

Vermont has some large towns but only nine population centers are incorporsted as cities. They are: . Burlington . South Burlington . Rutland . Barre . Montpelier . St. Albens . Winsooki . Newport and . Vergennes.

What is in the state of Vermont?

Cities and towns. People and poultry. Horses and houses. Trees and transportation. IBM and Ice cream. Granite and Marble. Hills and Mountains. Lakes and Rivers. Bears and Vermont Teddy Bears.

What is the origin Vermont?

The name Vermont originates from two French words, vert and montagne . The first word means green and the second mountain. They were combined to form Vermont, hence the state's nickname: Green Mountains. (You may wish to check the spelling of the first word!)

Why vermont became vermont?

Vermont is called "The Green Mountain State". The french term for green mountain is "verde mont". Take out the d, e, and the space, and you get "Vermont"

What are vermonts symbols and why are they vermonts symbols?

Vermont's state animal is the Morgan Horse, because Justin Morgan lived in Vermont for several years. His horse, Figure, was nicknamed the 'Justin Morgan horse,' and had lots of offspring with mares. Eventually, Morgan horses were considered their own breed. The state tree is the sugar maple because of all the maple syrup grown in Vermont. The state insect is the honeybee because a lot of honey and beeswax candles are produced in Vermont. Some other state symbols are the state flower, the Red Clover, the state bird, the hermit Thrush, and the state amphibian, the Northern Leopard Frog.

What is the capital of the state whose neighbors are Maine Vermont and Mississippi?

No U.S. state is bordered by Maine,Vermont and Mississippi. Maine and Vermont are located in northeastUnited States. Mississippi is located in southern United States.New Hampshire is bordered by Massachusetts to the south, Vermont tothe west, Maine and the Atlantic Ocean to the east, and theCanadian province of Quebec to the north. Mississippi is borderedby Tennessee to the north; Alabama to the east; Arkansas across theMississippi River; Louisiana to the west; and the Gulf of Mexico tothe south.

Is Vermont in the west?

Vermont is located in the NewEngland region of the United States. Vermont borders Massachusettsto the south, New Hampshire to the east, New York to the west, andthe Canadian province of Quebec to the north.

What is the Vermont fish?

Vermont has two official state fish.The brook trout is the official cold-water fish for Vermont. Thewalleye is the official warm-water fish for Vermont.