50 Interesting & Fun Facts About Vermont State to Know Story

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50 Interesting & Fun Facts About Vermont State to Know Story

Even though one of the smallest US states, there are many interesting and fun facts...

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Interesting Facts About Vermont

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It's often the first state to pass laws

Though Vermont is one of the smallest states in the country, it's often considered one...

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The state's population is low

Not only does Vermont have the smallest state capital, but it's the second smallest state...

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Most of the USA's marble is produced here

Since the early 1900s, Vermont has been a major marble producer in the country. However...

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The Connecticut River is the region's longest

The Connecticut River is the longest in New England. Its path is over 250 miles...

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No city has over 50,000 residents

With only around 650,000 residents, it's not a surprise that Vermont doesn't have any large...

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There's a second state motto

One of the most interesting facts about Vermont is that there's a new official state...

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Vermont's territory belonged to other states

Before it was an autonomous territory, Vermont's land belonged to other colonies. Both New York...

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There's a state song

If you're in Vermont during any special events, you might hear the official state song...

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Rudyard Kipling lived in Vermont

Rudyard Kipling was an English novelist who wrote childhood classics like "The Jungle Book." He's...

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A Burlington man did the first cross-country road trip

Horatio Nelson Jackson was a doctor from Burlington, Vermont. In 1903, he made the historic...

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There aren't any skyscrapers in this state

Though initially the term "skyscraper" referred to buildings that were 10-20 stories, or floors, that...

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The largest astronomy lesson took place here

On August 10, 2018, a world record was broken in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. 1580 people...

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Funny Facts About Vermont

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A lot of maple syrup is produced here

Maple syrup is often associated with Canada, but over half of the USA's maple syrup...

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Farmers use ice cream waste

Ben & Jerry's is one of the most popular ice cream companies in America. Its...

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The hermit thrush is a symbol

The Vermont state bird was chosen due to its interesting migration habits. It's been noted...

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Montpelier is the smallest state capital

An interesting fact about Vermont state is that Montpelier might be Vermont's state capital, but...

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Vermont is called the "Green Mountain State"

The Vermont state nickname is the "Green Mountain State". That's the moniker you'll find on...

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There are a lot of sugar maple trees here

A lot of state of Vermont facts center around the state's booming syrup industry. It's...

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The Vermont State Fair is historic

As one of the oldest territories in the country, the Vermont State Fair is also...

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Ethan Allen was a Jack of all trades

Ethan Allen was a most important figure in shaping Vermont's history. He worked on making...

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It's home to the largest producer of teddy bears

The Vermont Teddy Bear Factory is one of the state's most popular landmarks. Though it's...

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The state's nickname is a translation

If you were wondering why so many historical facts about Vermont have to do with...

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Vermont Fun Facts

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Red clovers grow everywhere

If you visit the area during the spring or summer, you'll likely see the Vermont...

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Vermont's original motto was in English

"Freedom and Unity" was the official Vermont state motto starting in 1788. It was used...

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There's an international border

Most states in the US are only bordered by other states. While Vermont does share...

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It's part of New England

Vermont is part of the USA's northeast region that's often called "New England." New England...

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Legends say a monster lives in Lake Champlain

Vermont's Lake Champlain has an urban legend that rivals the Loch Ness Monster. Residents in...

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It has a lot of cows

One of the most common Vermont jokes is that there are more cows in the...

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The Von Trapp family moved to Vermont

Vermont facts and information also have some cinematic roots. Fans of "The Sound of Music...

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Billboard advertising is banned

Though billboards are a staple in most of the US, a few states have banned...

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There's only one area code

If you live in a large state, either by size or by population, there are...

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President Calvin Coolidge was a Vermont native

Calvin Coolidge was the 30th President of the United States. Before becoming the country's leader...

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Vermont History Facts

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The Green Mountain Boys defended the state

You've already read a little about the Green Mountain Boys. Formed in 1770, this militia...

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Vermont was the 14th state

Vermont was the 14th state in the USA. In 1791, it was officially integrated into...

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It was briefly a country

You can't learn Vermont facts and history without hearing that Vermont was a country. After...

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The Morgan horse was bred here

The Vermont state animal is a historic breed in the country. The Morgan horse was...

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Lake Champlain has the oldest fossil reef

Lake Champlain isn't just home to a legendary monster, it's also the location of the...

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French explorer Samuel de Champlain explored this state

Vermont was settled by British puritans, but they weren't the first Europeans in the area...

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The first postage stamp was made here

Thomas Chubbuck was an engraver who created one of the first postage stamps while in...

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A Vermont native was elected to Congress

Alexander Twilight made history as the first African American to serve in Congress. He was...

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Cool Facts About Vermont

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The first thru-hiking trail opened here

Lists of facts about Vermont often don't mention that it's a historic place for hiking...

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It's the safest state

Assessing a state's level of safety isn't simple. There are a lot of factors to...

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The state's flag is symbolic

The Vermont state flag has changed throughout the state's history. The initial design was used...

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The honeybee is important

In 1977, Vermont passed legislation that named the honeybee the official state insect. The decision...

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It might be the happiest state

According to research, Vermont isn't just a safe state, it's also a happy one. Vermont's...

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A lot of Olympic athletes are from Vermont

Vermont might be a small state, but it's been home to some of America's greatest...

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It's home to the largest granite quarry

Vermont is rich in natural minerals. Not only does it have abundant marble quarries, but...

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Weird Facts About Vermont

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There's no access to the Atlantic

Vermont may be in the eastern part of the US, but it's a landlocked state...

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Lake Champlain was part of the great lakes

The Great Lakes are a cluster of the five largest lakes in the United States...

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Vermont has the most bridges per square mile

Vermont has over 100 covered bridges within the state. These bridges were all built between...

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