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Vermont

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Facts and Figures
Facts and Figures
Origin of Name French explorer Samuel de Champlain called the Green Mountains of Vermont "Verd Mont" (green mountain) on his 1647 map. Area (rank) 9,615 sq mi (45th). Population (rank) 608,827 (49th). Capital Montpelier. Admitted to Union (rank) March 4, 1791 (14th).
Notable Vermonters
Important Dates in Vermont
Important Dates in Vermont
1609 Samuel de Champlain claimed the Vermont region for France. 1754 Fort Dummer established as the first permanent white settlement in Vermony. March 4, 1791 Vermont became the 14th state.
William H. Meyer
William H. Meyer
became the first Democrat from Vermont to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives since 1850 in 1958.
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