This category covers questions about the New England state of Vermont. Vermont was one of three states to have been once recognized as independent nations, as the Vermont Republic (1777-1791). It was later admitted into the Union on March 4, 1791 and currently has a population of around 620,000.

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How many us cities named Cincinnati?

Four current communities named Cincinnati and a fifth former community named Cincinnati

Cincinnati, Arkansas

Cincinnati, Indiana

Cincinnati, Iowa

Cincinnati, Ohio

Cincinnati, California no longer exists.

United States of America
Lakes and Rivers
Great Lakes
United States

What is the largest lake in New England?

Lake Champlain in Vermont

However Lake Champlain is not entirely within New England as part of it is in New York.

Road Distance
Maps and Directions

How far from Burlington Vermont to Stowe Vermont?

It is 36.28 miles according to MapQuest.


What is Vermont's state population in 2009?

About 621,750 is the 2009 populstion estimate.

Name Origins
Baby Names

What is the origin of the name of Vermont?

The origin of the name Vermont is uncertain. It is mostly thought to originate from the French les Verts Monts, meaning "the Green Mountains".


When did Vermont become a state?

  • Our beautiful awesome state Vermont became a state on March 4th, 1791.
  • It was then the 14th state of the United States.

    The Vermont State Tree is the Sugar Maple.

US Presidents

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.

Kingdom Hearts

What towns are included in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont?

I believe the Northeast Kingdom is made up of the Caledonia County which includes the towns of Barnet, Burke, Danville, East Burke,East Hardwick, East Lyndon, Groton, Hardwick, Kirby, Lyndon, Lyndonville, Newark, Peacham, ryegate, Sheffield, St Johnsbury, Stannard (Goshen Gore, Sutton, Walden, Waterford, West Burke, West Danville and Wheelock. Essex County is also part of the Northeast Kingdom and includes the towns of Averill, Averys Gore, Bloomfield, Brighton, Brunswick, Canaan, Concord, East Brighton, East Concord, East Haven, Ferinand, Gilman, Granby, Guildhall, Island Pond, Lemington, Lewis, Lunenburg, Maidstone, Norton, Victory and some small gores. The third county that I believe makes up the Northeast Kingdom is Orleans County that includes Albany, Barton, Beebe Plain, Brownington, Coventry, Craftsbury, Derby and Derby Line, Glover, Greensboro, Irasburg, Jay, Lowell, MOrgan, Newport, North Troy, Orleans Westmore and Willoughby plus smaller villages in that general area. Hope this is helpful. It is my opinion, as a native Vermonter, that the Northeast Kingdom is the most fascination area of the State to get to know. This area truly respresents the Vermont way of life.

To summarize all of that above, the Northeast Kingdom is composed of Caledonia, Essex, and Orleans Counties and all of their respective towns. The three largest towns in order of population are St. Johnsbury, Lyndon (more commonly known by its village "Lyndonville"), and Newport City. Isalnd Pond, which is a village in Barton, also has a significant population center.

Lakes and Rivers

What is the history of Prospect House in Lake Bomoseen Vermont?

The Prospect House was originally built in 1887 by William C. Mound. The property was purchased in 1894 by Horace B. Ellis. Mr. Ellis ran the Prospect House until his death in 1915 and his sone, Edward, continued operating the resort through the summer of 1921. In the Fall of 1921 Mr. Loren R. Johnston of the Hotel Ormond (Ormond Beach, Florida) purchased the property from Edward Ellis. Mr. Johnston sold the property in 1924 to John J. Quinlan of the Cedar Grove Hotel and J. Howard Hart. In 1946, the Quinlan Family sold its 60% interest in the Prospect House to Fred Bennet. Upon Bennet's death, J. Howard Hart bought the remaining 60%. Upon Hart's death in 1966, Harriet and Chuck Baker purchased the property from the Hart estate. Harriet Baker died in 1971.


Altitude of Stowe Vermont?

It is 968 feet above sea level.

Slogans and Mottos

How did Vermont get the Motto 'Freedom and Unity'?

Because a mayor of Vermont said that Vermont was the state of freedom and unity, so soon that just became Vermont's motto.

The motto Freedom and Unity was developed to provide Vermonters with a guide to living... and government a reminder of the character of the Vermonter.

Freedom of the Individual, within the Unity of a community or state. In other words, the Freedom of an individual is paramount, until it starts infringing on the Unity or harmony of the community.

These are, as you can imagine, two absolutely opposite ideals... you can either be completely free as an individual to do as you please, or you can live within the confines and norms of what the community deems appropriate.

The history of Vermont is a 200 year plus dance trying to balance these two ideals off against each other. The writers of Vermont's constitution recognized that absolute perfection in both ideals was unattainable, but that the striving for perfection was a laudable goal.

And so we have a motto which is as contrary as the state of Vermont:

Freedom and Unity.

Freedom and Unity.

Freedom and Unity.

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Why is Vermont not considered one of the original 13 states?

Because we're just too darn contrary and decided to declair ourselves our own country in 1777 at the Congress at Windsor. Remember... Vermont was New England's wilderness at the time, and people who weren't well adjusted or were considered criminals in other parts of New England (like Ethan Allen and his brothers!) were actively encouraged to go to Vermont and "settle" there. In other words... to get the heck out of civilization! No wonder it is from Vermont we get the first decisive and winning battle of the revolution (the capture of Fort Ticonderoga) and no wonder Vermont decided to go it alone in 1777... most of these people had been asked to leave the other colonies and were in no mood to be cooperative or nice to anybody! :-) Actually, it was because there were disputed boundaries. Same lands were granted in VT by both New York and New Hampshire causing much confusion as to where the actual boundaries were. For example, the Battle of Bennington was fought in what was then known as Vermont, but is now in New York after the boundaries were established. As a side bar, there was no "battle" at the capture of Ticonderoga ... the Green Mountain Boys simply walked into the fort in the wee-wee hours and caught the British literally, asleep.

New Hampshire

How might a person born in Vermont in 1797 also be born in New Hampshire?

Vermont was considered a part of New Hampshire for many years. At one time, western Vermont was considered part of New York!

From 1778-84, Hanover and a number of towns in Grafton County seceeded from New Hampshire. They flirted briefly with the idea of forming a separate state together with a group of Vermont towns--"New Connecticut" would have been the name and Dresden, the corner of Hanover where Dartmouth is located, would have become the capital. However, they settled on union with Vermont as a more practical way in which to assure association with their friends across the river. They were admitted to the state of Vermont in 1778. After much conflict, they finally dissolved ties with Vermont, and, in 1784, joined the New Hampshire state legislature.

(From the history of Hanover NH

I started studying my genealogy several years ago, and the 1880 census records are very helpful. I assume that you have a known ancestor whose father (or mother) was born in Vermont. Just remember the census taker did not always get things right. He may have questioned someone else living in the household, such as a child or boarder or even a neighbor. I often come across information that contradicts information from another source. Do you have more than source that states the ancestor was born in Vermont?

Tickets Points and Auto Insurance Rates
Traffic Violations and Tickets

What if you get a speeding ticket in another state and you cannot contest it in court?

You can contest it in court, though of course this would mean you have to return to that state on the date on your citation, at which point another date would be set for the actual trial. the number on your citation and speak with somebody there. Explain your situation; they might have other processes in place for someone in your situation.


Why is Vermont such a popular place?

Because the snow and really just because it is beautifull. In fact, from 1850-1950, Vermont was NOT a popular place... Vermont led the nation in per capita out migration. Or, as Bertrand Russell put it: "Vermont is a great place to be born in, provided one emegrates when one is very very young." In the 1950's the Vermont Tourism Board tapped into the budding travel market and produced a series of videos designed to open up Vermont and her rural charms to the urban populations to her south. The campaign was wildly successful, and much of Vermont's popularity as a tourist destination can be traced back to those early campaigns and their offspring. However, for many years Vermont had an exceptionally high suicide rate. In small towns and on failing hill farms, life was particularly bleak. Two things have made living in Vermont barable for much of the population: central heat, and television. Before central heat, winter was one long battle to stay warm. And before television, winter was long, dark, and very isolating. Modern roads, bigger plows, and simply more people, have also changed some of the isolation and blown away some of the winter blues. But many people who visit us on our farm in the summer still look at our lifestyle (and huge wood stacks because we don't yet have central heat) and ask "what do you do all winter?" Vermont, for all that I love my native state, is not for the faint of heart.


Why is Vermont supposed to be so nice in the Winter?

It is just beautiful because of the snow.

Decade - 1940s

How do you find information on a test wind generator built in Vermont in the 1940's?

Grandpa's Knob wind generator was built in Castleton. It produced 1,000 kilowatts of electricity. but the project ended March 26,1945, when high winds blew off one of the blades. There is a photograph of this windmill on page 38 in "Castleton, Scenes of Yesterday", published by the Castleton Historical Society. It may be purchased by writing to them at P.O.Box 219, Castleton,VT 05735

I believe that they used wings from a B29 bomber as propellers.

It was built on a mountain top, I believe, near Barre.

I worked with a person years ago who worked on that project.

National Geographic had an excellent article, an overview, actually, about wind energy circa 1975; they had some amazing photographs of the Grandpa's Knob project, to boot. You might be able to find the article either online or at a library that has been fortunate enough to have the resources to keep such materials on hand in whatever form.

BTW, it seems kind of unlikely that the blades on the wind generator could have been airplane wings, given that each blade weighed something like eight (8!!) tons.

Good luck with your research.

Industries and Professions

What are Vermont's major industries?

Some of Vermont's major industries include maple syrup, dairy farming, tourism, and electronics.


What number state is Vermont?

Vermont is the 14th state.

Deeds and Ownership

Where can you find the history of the Highgate Manor formerly known as The Mayfair House in Vermont?

The "Highgate Manor" and "The Mayfair House" are actually 2 separate places. The "Highate Manor" was originally built by cpt Steve Keyes, who along with his family are buried in the grave yard of the Episople church in Highgate Falls. The "Mayfair House" was actaully across the park from the manor and was the residence of Steve Keyes' parents.

Dr John (?) Baxter took ownership of the manor around 1870 where he took up practice. DR Baxter is alos buried in the grave yard behinfd the church in Highgate Falls.

After the death of Dr. Baxter the building was taken over by Philip Schmitt who turned the Manor into a vacation resort (1920's). When the business boomed, he needed more space so he expanded the business into the homestead across the park, calling it the "Mayfair House" also known as the "Manor Annex". Also at that time a new building was built next to the "Mayfair House" for hosting large gatherings. The "Mayfair House" and reception hall burnt to the ground in the 50's.

During the 1960's an addition was built on the North side of the Manor, which was used as a reception fall. When that business failed the Manor was sold and turned into appartments.

During the Mid-late 70's the reception hall was converted and used as a disco called the "1818 Manor"

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In the late 1980's a woman from Texas moved to Vermont for the Manor, her reasoning was to run it as a restaurant. She found the Manor if rough shape and worked to repair it. Being new in town, not many knew who she was but that didn't stop Peggy Craker from opening her new business. When she opened things started slow, but soon started booming. She ran the Manor for a while until she became pregnant, and could no longer cook. The lot then sat vacant for a few years until bought by...

Mike Perry and Jeff Gonyaw bought the house and restored it to the old Victorian charm. Check out this article They then re-opened the manor for weddings and banquets and Bed & Breakfast. The guys were into purchasing abandoned houses and fixing them up. They then had their sights on another property in East Berkshire Vermont. Which, they ended up selling the manor to two women, who tried to contiue the same buisness. However, the women drove the buisness into the ground because of their buisness ethics. The girls then later sold the Manor to a young couple who are working on fixing the manor back up and then re-opening it again.

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Where can you find information about Vermont as a Republic?

Vermont was an independent republic from July of 1777, when it adopted the first constitution to abolish slavery, until March of 1791, when it was admitted as the 14th state of the Union. Additional information may be found at this web address: So, the Republic of Vermont lasted for about 14 years.

History of the United States

How did Vermont become a state?

Vermont was originally claimed by the Frenchman Jacques Cartier as he explored the St. Lawrence River Valley. It was later claimed by the colonies of New York and New Hampshire. As settlement of Vermont increased, the people of Vermont decided that they wanted to be controlled by neither New York, or New Hampshire, and they declared themselves an indepedent republic in 1777. Eventually, Vermont asked to join the union, and in 1791 Vermont was approved as the 14th U.S. state. =-)

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What Vermont laws were passed in 1771?

It would have been difficult for "Vermont" to pass any laws in 1771 because it wasn't a state ("Republic") until 1777


What battle happened along Indian Brook in Essex Vermont?

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Famous People

What do people do in Vermont?

Nothing realy that different from what people do in any other state, although there are some great ski resorts.


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