Thursday, January 26

Facts about Vermont

Happy day to you! 

Who is ready to learn about Vermont?

Have you ever taken a vacation to Vermont before? Maybe you already live there? Whatever it may be, you can learn some cool facts about Vermont right here; just continue to read on. Joey and Jinger love learning cool facts about each of the different states in the United States. They would like me to share some of those cool facts with you! Each and every Thursday, I will be posting cool facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done in alphabetical (ABC) order! Last week we posted facts about Utah. This week we are posting facts about Vermont. The countdown is on, only five (5) more states to blog about! That means there is only five more weeks to go… Yeehaw!!

Did you know that Vermont was the fourteenth (14th) state to join the union? Yep, that is correct! Vermont officially joined the union on March 4, 1791! Vermont is located in the Northeastern region of the United States. Vermont shares a border with three (3) states: New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and New York. Vermont also shares a border with Canada. Vermont is the forty-fifth (45th) largest state in the United States. That means Vermont is one of the smaller states in the United States of America. There are about 647,063 people that live in the state of Vermont.

Did you know that the population of the United States is estimated to be about 334,312,405 people? (At the time of this writing)


Vermont famous person alert:

Did you know Damon Kyle Wayans Jr, was born in Huntington, Vermont? Damon Kyle Wayans Jr is an American actor, comedian, and writer. To learn more about Damon Kyle Wayans Jr: CLICK HERE

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Share a fact about the state you reside in?



Quick Facts about Vermont:

1. A few things Vermont is known for are: maple syrup, beautiful forests, and skiing resorts. Vermont only has one state nickname, and that is: the Green Mountain State. The Vermont state motto is “Freedom and Unity”. The Vermont state motto was adopted sometime in 1788. The abbreviation for Vermont is VT.

2. The capital of Vermont is Montpelier. Montpelier officially became the capital of Vermont in 1805. Montpelier has an estimated population of about 8000 people.

3. The Vermont state bird is the Hermit thrush. The Hermit thrush is small brown bird with a brown/white spotted chest and a slightly reddish colored tail. The Hermit thrush was chosen as the state bird for Vermont on June 1, 1941. You can look at a picture and read more about the Hermit thrush here: CLICK HERE

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4. The Vermont official state flower is the Red Clover. The Red Clover is a perennial flowering plant that can be found growing in various places throughout the state of Vermont. The Red Clover start blooming during the months of May and June. The Red Clover has a pinkish red/purple flower head!! The Red Clover became the official state flower in February of 1895.

5. The current state flag of Vermont was officially adopted on June 1, 1923. Vermont’s state flag has a blue background. Vermont’s state seal appears on the center of the flag.

6. Some crops that are grown in Vermont are: apples, cherries, Christmas trees, sweet potatoes, sunflowers, and zucchini.

7. Some cool places to visit while in Vermont are: the Forgotten Village at Greenbank's Hollow, Rock of Ages Granite Quarry, and the Vermont Teddy Bear Co.

8. Some animals that live in Vermont are: bears, beavers, chipmunks, rabbits, long-tailed weasels, moose, and white-tailed deer.

9. Vermont can get very hot and very cold depending on the time of year. The hottest temperature ever recorded in Vermont was 105 degrees Fahrenheit in St. Vernon, Vermont on July 4, 1911. The coldest temperature ever recorded in Vermont was -50 degrees (negative 50 degrees below zero) Fahrenheit in Bloomfield, Vermont on December 30, 1933.



Know any cool facts about Vermont; share them with us?



Get your free printable Vermont worksheet here:

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Books about Vermont:

1. Champ and Me by the Maple Tree by Ed Shankman

2. My United States: Vermont by Jennifer Hackett

3. Good Night Vermont by Michael Tougias

4. I Saw Santa in Vermont by JD Green

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Tune in next week to learn some facts about Virginia! Thank you for taking the time to learn some cool facts by reading my blog post!! If you find a mistake, please let me know. "Wisdom is not a product of schooling but of the lifelong attempt to acquire it." Albert Einstein



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