Vermont Facts
Vermont Facts

20 Charming Vermont Facts

Karin Lehnardt
By Karin Lehnardt, Senior Writer
Published December 6, 2023
  • The Vermont Constitution of 1777 was the first to grant all men the right to vote, whether they owned property or not.[2]
  • Vermonter Robert Royce built the first ski tow in the United States, in 1934. It was a machine-operated rope that pulled skiers to the top of a hill.[2]
  • Vermont is the only New England state without a coast.[3]
  • Vermont has fewer people living in cities than any other state. Over half of Vermonters live in rural areas.[3]
  • Over 1/3 of Vermont is covered in trees. Vermont holds festivals every fall to celebrate their brilliant autumn foliage.[3]
  • Vermont Fall Facts
    Too see the best of Vermont's fall leaves, plan on visiting toward the end of September and the beginning of October

  • "Vermont" is from the French words verts monts, which means "green mountains."[3]
  • Vermonter Andrea Mead Lawerence was the first American skier to win two Olympic gold medals.[3]
  • Wilson Bentley Fact
    Wilson Bentley was also known as Snowflake Bentley
  • Wilson Bentley, a farmer from Vermont, invented an advanced technique to capture snowflakes on film and helped prove that no two flakes are alike.[1]
  • Ben & Jerry's ice cream began in Vermont in 1978.[3]
  • Vermont is the second-least populated state, after Wyoming.[2]
  • Montpelier, Vermont's capital, is the least populated capital in the United States. It is also the smallest capital city in America.[2]
  • Billboards are illegal in Vermont.[2]
  • There are no skyscrapers in Vermont.[2]
  • The first marble quarry in the United States was established in Dorset, Vermont, in 1785. It's the largest underground marble quarry in the world.[3]
  • Vermont is the birthplace of two U.S. presidents, Chester A. Arthur and Calvin Coolidge.[2]
  • Vermont Maple Syrup Fact
    Vermont is a leading producer of maple syrup
  • Vermont produces more maple syrup than any other state in America.[3]
  • Vermont has more covered bridges than any other state in the United States.[4]
  • Archaeologists believe that people have lived in Vermont for an estimated 13,000 years. Native American tribes that once lived in Vermont include the Abenaki, the Mohican, the Pennacook, the Pocomtuc, and the Massachusett.[2]
  • Vermont's Lake Champlain is home to "Champ," the famous lake monster.[3]
  • If Vermont were a country, it would approximately be half the size of Slovakia.[5]
  • Everything You Wanted To Know About Vermont INFOGRAPHIC
    Interesting Vermont Infographics and Facts

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