69 Facts About Vermont


Vermont is bordered by the states of Massachusetts to the south, New Hampshire to the east, and New York to the west, and the Canadian province of Quebec to the north.

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The Vermont Republic abolished slavery before any of the other states.

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The territory of Vermont was divided nearly in half in a jagged line running from Fort William Henry in Lake George diagonally north-eastward to Lake Memphremagog.

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Vermont was advising them on how to achieve admission into the newly independent United States of America as the 14th state.

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Vermont continued to govern itself as a sovereign entity based in the eastern town of Windsor for 14 years.

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The independent state of Vermont issued its own coinage from 1785 to 1788 and operated a national postal service.

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State of New York continued to assert a disputed claim that Vermont was a part of New York, Vermont could not be admitted to the Union under Article IV, Section3 of the Constitution until the legislature of New York consented.

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When commissioners from New York and Vermont met to decide on the boundary, Vermont's negotiators insisted on settling the property ownership disputes with New Yorkers, rather than leaving that to be decided later in a federal court.

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Vermont became the first to enter the Union after the original 13 states.

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Vermont developed as a national leader and later promoted Radical Republican goals after the American Civil War.

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Vermont granite was used in major public buildings in many states.

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From 1925 to 1928 the Eugenics Survey of Vermont conducted research and recorded the histories of families it determined were degenerate or dependent.

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Vermont approved women's suffrage decades before it became part of the national constitution.

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In 2009, Vermont became the first state to legalize same-sex marriage, unforced by court challenge or ruling.

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In 2002, the State of Vermont reported that the Abenaki people had migrated north to Quebec by the end of the 17th century; however, in 2011, the State of Vermont designated the Elnu Abenaki Tribe and the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk Abenaki Nation as state-recognized tribes; in 2012 it recognized the Abenaki Nation of Missisquoi and the Koasek Traditional Band of the Koos Abenaki Nation.

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On January 22, 2018, Vermont became the first of the United States to legalize cannabis for recreational use by legislative action, and the ninth state in the United States to legalize marijuana for medical purposes.

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Vermont is located in the New England region of the northeastern United States and comprises 9, 614 square miles, making it the 45th-largest state.

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Areas in Vermont administered by the National Park Service include the Marsh-Billings-Rockefeller National Historical Park and the Appalachian National Scenic Trail.

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Climate change in Vermont encompasses the effects of climate change, attributed to man-made increases in atmospheric carbon dioxide, in the U S state of Vermont.

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Vermont was one of the first states in the United States to adopt greenhouse gas emissions goals in 2006.

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The central and southern Green Mountain range include the oldest rocks in Vermont, formed about one billion years ago during the first mountain building period.

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At one point, Vermont is believed to have been connected to Africa; the fossils found and the rock formations found on the coasts in both Africa and America are evidence affirming the Pangaea theory.

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Vermont contains one species of venomous snake, the timber rattlesnake, which is confined to a few acres in western Rutland County.

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Vermont is in the temperate broadleaf and mixed forests biome.

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Many of Vermont's rivers, including the Winooski River, have been subjected to man-made barriers to prevent flooding.

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The center of population of Vermont is located in Washington County, in the town of Warren.

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Vermont leads U S states with the highest rates of LGBT identification, at 5.

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Those characteristics in eastern Vermont appear to have been inherited from West Country and Scots-Irish ancestors.

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The United Methodist Church was the largest Mainline Protestant denomination in Vermont, followed by the American Baptist Churches USA and United Church of Christ.

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In 2016, Vermont had a total employment of 262, 705, and the total employer establishments were 21, 174.

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Vermont's government responded with a series of laws controlling development and with some pioneering initiatives to prevent the loss of Vermont's dairy industry.

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For lack of demand, Vermont's forests are growing twice as fast as they are being cut.

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An important and growing part of Vermont's economy is the manufacture and sale of artisan foods, fancy foods, and novelty items trading in part upon the Vermont "brand, " which the state manages and defends.

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Vermont has no fossil-fuel reserves, however its forest products industry provides fuel for electricity generation and home heating.

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Vermont consumed three times more electricity than it generated in-state in 2019, and imported its largest share of electricity from Canada.

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Towns of Rutland and Barre are the traditional centers of marble and granite quarrying and carving in the U S For many years Vermont was the headquarters of the smallest union in the U S, the Stonecutters Association, of about 500 members.

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Vermont was named the nation's smartest state in 2005 and 2006.

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In 2007, Vermont was ranked the third safest state for highway fatalities.

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In 1968, Vermont outlawed the use of billboards for advertisement along its roads.

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Vermont statute requires the Vermont Secretary of State to designate newspapers that provide general coverage across the state as the "Newspapers of Record.

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In 2010, Vermont was the sixth highest ranked state for Well-Being in a study by Gallup and Healthways.

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In 2010, Vermont was ranked the highest in the country for health outcomes.

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In 2008, Vermont was ranked number one in the nation as the healthiest place to live for the seventh time in eight years.

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In 2011, Vermont led the nation in the rate of young people who had consumed alcohol in the past month; one-third of people aged 11 through 20.

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In 2007, Vermont was ranked among the best five states in the country for preventing "premature death" in people under 75 years of age.

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Vermont is federally represented in the United States Congress by two senators and one representative.

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Vermont is the only state in the union not to have a balanced-budget requirement, yet it has had a balanced budget every year since 1991.

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Also in 2007, Vermont was the 14th highest out of 50 states and the District of Columbia for state and local taxation, with a per capita load of $3, 681.

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Vermont collects a state personal income tax in a progressive structure of five different income brackets, with marginal tax rates ranging from 3.

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In 2007, Vermont counties were among the highest in the country for property taxes.

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Vermont is one of four states that were once independent nations.

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Notably, Vermont is the only state to have voted for a presidential candidate from the Anti-Masonic Party, and Vermont was one of only two states to vote against Franklin D Roosevelt in all four of his presidential campaigns.

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Vermont is the only state in the United States that requires voters to be sworn in, having established the voter's oath or affirmation in 1777.

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Vermont was for many years a stronghold of the Republican Party.

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Since 1992, Vermont has voted for the Democrat in every Presidential election.

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In September 2009, Vermont became the fourth state in which same-sex couples could marry.

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Vermont has some of the least restrictive gun control laws in the country.

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In 2014, Vermont became the first state to call for a constitutional convention to overturn the Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United v FEC.

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In 2014, Vermont became the first state to mandate labeling of genetically modified organisms in the retail food supply.

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From 1856 to 1988, Vermont voted Democratic only once, in Lyndon B Johnson's landslide victory of 1964 against Barry M Goldwater.

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The brand of Republicanism in Vermont has historically been a moderate one, and combined with the newcomers from out of state, this made Vermont friendlier to Democrats as the national GOP moved to the right.

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Vermont is the only state that did not receive a visit from George W Bush during his tenure as President of the United States.

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In 1988, a number of Vermont-based composers including Gwyneth Walker formed the Vermont Composers Consortium, which was recognized by the governor proclaiming 2011 as The Year of the Composer.

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One of Vermont's best known musical acts is the rock band Phish, whose members met while attending school in Vermont and spent much of their early years playing at venues across the state.

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In 2011, Vermont residents were ranked as the healthiest in the country.

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Also in 2011, Vermont was ranked as the fourth most peaceful state in the United States.

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Vermont was ranked as the 12th happiest state in the country.

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Vermont is home to the University of Vermont Men's and Women's hockey teams.

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Vermont Voltage were a USL Premier Development League soccer club that played in St Albans.

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