Vermont State Facts and Symbols

Vermont became the 14th state in 1791 and is the 49th largest state by population with about 620,000 residents. It is also the 43rd largest state by land and water area with a total area of 9,614 square miles.

The name Vermont orignates from a French phrase, "les monts verts" which is translated as "the green mountains" which French explorer, Samuel de Champlain, is credited as discovering in the 1600's.

Included below are more facts and symbols, a state map, the state song and views of the Vermont State Quarter.

Vermont State Flag

Vermont State Flag

Vermont State Facts

Vermont State Capital - Montpelier

State Motto - "Freedom & Unity"

State Flower - Red Clover

State Tree - Sugar Maple

State Butterfly - Monarch Butterfly

State Bird - Hermit Thrush

State Cold Water Fish - Brook Trout

State Warm Water Fish - Walleye Pike

State Animal - Morgan Horse

State Insect - Honeybee

State Mineral - Talc

State Gemstone - Grossular Garnet

State Fossil - White Whale

State Rock or Stone - Granite, Marble and Slate

State Soil - Tunbridge Soil Series

State Fruit - Apple

Official State Pie - Apple Pie

State Beverage - Milk

Vermont State Map:

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Vermont State Map

Vermont State Song:

These Green Mountains
Composed by Diane Martin
Arranged by Rita Buglass Gluck

These green hills and silver waters
Are my home - they belong to me
And to all her sons and daughters
May they be strong and forever free
Let us live to protect her beauty
And look with pride on the golden dome
They say home is where the heart is
These green mountains are my home
These green mountains are my home

Vermont State Quarter

Vermont State Quarter - FrontVermont State Quarter - Back

United States Mint 50 State Quarters© Program coin:
(United States Mint Images)


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