Thursday, January 26

Facts about Vermont

Vermont Facts

Learn facts about Vermont for kids.

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. I've been to Vermont once and was amazed by its beautiful landscapes and rich history. I like learning facts about each of the different states in the United States. I would like to share some of those cool facts with you! Every Thursday, I will post cool facts about each of the fifty states in the United States. The states will be done alphabetically (ABC) order! Last week, we posted facts about Utah. This week, we are posting facts about Vermont. You will learn about Vermont's state flag, bird, and other facts. The countdown is on, and there are five (5) more states to blog about! 

Did you know Vermont was the fourteenth (14th) state to join the union? Yep, that is correct! Vermont officially joined the union on March 4, 1791! This was a significant event in the history of the United States, as it marked the country's expansion. 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. This geographical location has influenced Vermont's culture and history. 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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Quick Facts about Vermont:

1. Vermont has unique features that make it stand out. It's known for its maple syrup, beautiful forests, and skiing resorts. Did you know it only has one state nickname: the Green Mountain State? Its state motto, “Freedom and Unity,” was adopted in 1788. The abbreviation for Vermont is VT.

2. Montpelier is the capital of Vermont. It officially became the capital in 1805 and has an estimated population of about 8,000 people.

3. The Vermont state bird is the Hermit thrush. The Hermit thrush is a 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 official state flower in Vermont is the red clover. This perennial flower grows in various places throughout Vermont and starts blooming in May and June. Its flower head is pinkish-red/purple. The Red Clover became the official state flower in February 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 grown in Vermont are apples, cherries, Christmas trees, sweet potatoes, sunflowers, and zucchini.

7. Some cool places to visit 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. Did you know that Vermont can get very hot or cold, depending on the time of year? The hottest temperature recorded in Vermont was 105 degrees Fahrenheit in St. Vernon, Vermont, on July 4, 1911. That's as hot as a summer day in the desert! The coldest temperature recorded in Vermont was -50 degrees (negative 50 degrees below zero) Fahrenheit in Bloomfield, Vermont on December 30, 1933. That's as cold as the North Pole! Can you imagine what it would be like to experience these extreme temperatures?



Do you have any interesting facts about Vermont that you'd like to share? We'd love to hear from you and learn more about this fascinating state!



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

Parents/caretakers, be sure books are child-friendly before reading them to your child/children.


You can Click here to purchase the 50 States workbook on Amazon.

You can also use the 50 States tab at the top of my page to find all the posts from all 50 states in one convenient place. 


Tune in next week to learn some facts about Virginia! Thanks for taking the time to learn some cool facts by reading my blog post!! If you find a mistake, please let me know.

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Mimi is the author of the JOEY SAVES THE DAY! book series and other titles. She loves learning, reading, drawing, and writing. She is a homeschooling mother of two children. She has two adult children that have already left the nest. Mimi is passionate about teaching kids about the world around them, and she's excited to share her knowledge and experiences with you! 

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