Origin of Vermontfrom French Vert Mont (1647), green mountain
New England state of the U.S.: admitted 1791; 9,250 sq mi (23,956 sq km); cap. Montpelier: abbrev. VT or Vt
Abbr. VT or Vt.
A state of the northeast United States bordering on Canada. It was admitted as the 14th state in 1791. Explored by Samuel de Champlain in 1609, the region was settled by the British in 1724. Claims to the area were relinquished by Massachusetts in 1781, New Hampshire in 1782, and New York in 1790. Montpelier is the capital and Burlington the largest city.x
- The largest and only navigable rivers of Vermont are among those flowing into Lake Champlain: the Missisquoi, the Lamoille, the Winooski and Otter Creek.
- Nearly to the centre of Vermont; and a series of broken uplifts, known as the Red Sandrock Mountains, extend farther N.
- He had worn the home-made Vermont gray, he said, and that was good.
- No, but Vermont is a small state so everything is relatively close.
- The horses of Vermont have been famous in the development of American racing stocks; the Morgan stock is best known, and other famous Vermont strains are Messenger and Black Hawk.