locater map
Calvin Coolidge
“Our government rests upon religion. It is from that source that we derive our reverence for truth and justice, for equality and liberality and for the rights of mankind. Unless the people believe in these principles they cannot believe in our government. There are only two main theories of government in the world. One rests on righteousness and the other on force."
Calvin Coolidge
"We do not need more intellectual power, we need more moral power.
We do not need more knowledge, we need more character.
We do not need more law, we need more religion."
John Dewey
"Failure is instructive. The person who really thinks learns quite as much from his failures as from his successes."
Patrick Henry
"I have disposed of all my property to my family. There is one thing more I wish I could give to them, and that is the Christian religion. If they had that and I had not given them one cent, they would be rich."
Calvin Coolidge
"The real reform which society in these days is seeking will come as a result of religious convictions, or they will not come at all. Peace, justice, charity- these cannot be legislated into being. They are the result of Divine Grace.”


Entered the Union: March 4, 1791 (14) Capital: Montpelier
State Nicknames: Green Mountain State State Motto: Freedom and Unity
Origin of Name: from the French “vert mont,” meaning “green mountain”
State Flower: Red Clover State Bird: Hermit Thrush
State Animal: Morgan Horse State Tree: Sugar Maple
State Butterfly: Monarch State Flavor: Maple
State Insect: Honey Bee State Fruit: Apple
State Fish: Brook Trout & Walleye Pike State Pie: Apple Pie
State Song: “These Green Mountains" State Gem: Grossular garnet
National Forests: 1 • State Parks: 52
Famous for: Ski Resorts, Maple Syrup, Autumn Splendor
Famous Vermonters: Chester A. Arthur • Calvin Coolidge (Presidents), Orson Bean (actor), George Dewey (admiral), John Dewey (educator), Stephen A. Douglas (politician), Carlton Fisk (baseball), Henry Wells (pioneer entrepreneur - Wells Fargo Co.), Rudy Vallee (band leader)
Native Animals and Birds: Click on photos of the animals and birds on this page to find out more about them and to hear the sounds they make.
State Fair: Rutland, Vermont
Red Fox
snowshoe hare
Black Bear
Vermont National Forest
Vermont State Parks
Vermont Historic Sites
Vermont Attractions
Skiing in Vermont
Fishing in Vermont
Hunting in Vermont
Vermont Homeschooling
Listen to Hermit Thrush Song
Vermont Photo Gallery 2
Vermont Butterfly Gallery
Vermont Resorts
Vermont RV Parks
Vermont Hotels & Reviews
The Abenaki, Mahican and Penacook groups were among the first Native Americans in the Vermont region. The New York Iroquois arrived around 1500, forcing many of the other groups away. During the early 1600s, several groups returned to conquer the Iroquois with help from French explorers.
In 1609, explorer Samuel de Champlain claimed the Vermont region for France. The first French settlement was established at Fort Ste. Anne in 1666. The first English settlers moved into the area in 1724 and built Fort Dummer on the site of present-day Brattleboro. England gained control of the area in 1763 after the French and Indian Wars.
In 1775 Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys won one of the first important American victories of the Revolutionary War by capturing Fort Ticonderoga and Crown Point. In 1777 Vermont adopted its first constitution, abolishing slavery and providing for universal male suffrage without property qualifications.
Vermont was the first state admitted to the union after the first 13 colonies.
Montpelier, with 8247 residents, has the smallest population of any state capital.
The first Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream store opened in Burlington in 1978.
Vermont leads the country in production of marble.
Vermont's largest employer is IBM.
Vermont was, at various times, claimed by both New Hampshire and New York.
U.S. President Calvin Coolidge was the only president born on the fourth of July. Born in Plymouth 7/4/1872.
Vermont's state capitol building has a gold dome.
Vermont is the largest producer of maple syrup in the U.S., producing over 500,000 gallons a year.
Forty years are required to grow a sugar maple tree large enough to tap. A tree ten inches in diameter is considered minimum tappable size for one tap. It takes 4-5 taps to produce enough maple sap (40 gallons) to produce one gallon of syrup.
Milk is Vermont's #1 farm product.
Vermont was the first state to outlaw slavery.
Vermont does not allow billboard advertising.
Ida May Fuller of Brattleboro was the first US citizen to receive a Social Security check in 1940.. She lived to be over 100 and collected over $20,000 in total benefits.
More people live in a rural setting in VT than in an urban setting.
Vermont is 160 miles long and 80 miles wide.
Vermont is the second smallest state in population.
Vermont has the least amount of violent crimes out of all 50 states.
Montpelier is the only state capital without at McDonalds.
The Von Trapp family, whose escape from Austria during World War II was made famous in the Disney musical “The Sound of Music,” moved to Stowe, about 40 miles west of Burlington, because the place reminded them of the Alpine setting they left behind.
No. 15 of the Acts of 1999: When serving apple pie in Vermont, a "good faith" effort shall be made to serve it with: (a) with a glass of cold milk, (b) with a slice of cheddar cheese, (c) with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Vermont Ethnic Roots: French 23.3%, English 18.4%, Irish 16.4%, German 9.1%, Italian 6.4%.
Religion in Vermont: 67% Christian (38% Catholic, 29% Protestant), 22% No Religion, 2% Other Religions
Vermont city nicknames:
Barre: Granite Center of the World
Bennington: Most Historic Town
Burlington: Queen City of Vermont, and Year-Round Vacationland
Montpelier: Green Mountain City
Rutland: Marble City
Springfield: Cradle of Industry
Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving - Thanking God for His blessings
Thanksgiving Day November 28, 2024
In 1621, 52 Pilgrims and approx. 50 Native Americans celebrated a 3-day feast thanking God for His blessings enabling their survival in the New World. Thanksgiving Day is celebrated on the 4th Thursday of November.
December 1, 2024
Advent begins 4 weeks before Christmas and remembers the longing and waiting of God's people for the coming of the Messiah.
Bill of Rights Day

Bill of Rights Day

December 15, 1791
Bill of Rights Day

Celebrating the 10 amendments to the Constitution which protect individual rights by placing specific limits on government power. These freedoms do not exist in many countries of the world.
Christmas Day
Christmas Day
December 25th Christmas celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Savior of the World. This joyous festival is enjoyed by Christians and nonChristians alike all over the world.