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Vermont // Montpelier, VT // New England Region // Eastern Time
(The Green Mountain State)
Vermont Republic[1]: January 15, 1777
Statehood granted: March 4, 1791 // 14th state
[1] The Vermont Republic was built from lands claimed by both
the Colony of New York and the Province of New Hampshire
[Display overwiew of states formed out of the original 13 colonies]

#4325 // August 16, 2012
(self-adhesive coil definitive)
Flags of Our Nation Series
Vermont State Flag
and great horned owl
#1997 // April 14, 1982
(ex pane of 50 different stamps)
State Bird & Flower of
Hermit Trush
(Hylocichia guttala)
and Red Clover
#1646 // February 23, 1976
(ex pane of 50 different stamps)
American Bicentennial Series
Vermont State Flag

#643 // August 3, 1927
Vermont Independece

"Green Mountain Boy"
Battle of Bennington
on August 16, 1777,
American Revolutionary War
#903 // March 4, 1941
Vermont Statehood

State Capitol, built in 1857,
Montpelier, VT,
big star over shield with
thirteen small stars
#2533 // March 1, 1991
Vermont Statehood

Barn on the field and landscape

#4738 // January 25, 2013 // Norcross, GA (!)
Priority Mail Stamp
Arlington Green Bridge
Built in 1852, the red painted covered wooden bridge takes its name from the village green [park] it overlooks. Included in the stamp image, rising above the far end of the bridge in Indian Summer surrounding, is the white steeple of the West Arlington Chapel (built in 1804) on the Green United Methodist Church. The bridge spans the Batten Kill trout stream in Arlington, Bennington County, in southwestern Vermont.

On August 28, 2011, the bridge was damaged by flooding caused by Hurricane Irene and remains closed until further notice (in spring 2013 the historic site is still closed for traffic).

#3605 // April 4, 2002
(ex pane of 50 stamps, one for each state)
Greetings from Vermont

Illustration of contemporary postcard
in the style of the 1930s/1940s

View Vermont state quarter
View Vermont state map
View Vermont clock

The origin of the state name are the French words
"vert mont", meaning "green mountain".
Vermont is the leading producer of maple syrup in the US
and is famous for its cheese production.
Land Area
rounded mi2 [km2]
9,250 [23.957]
ranked 43rd
(census 2010)
ranked 49th
Population Density
per mi2 [km2] of land area
68 [27]
ranked 31st
The State of Vermont has 14 counties.
Vermont shares in the north on the 45th parallel a 90-mile-long (145 km)
international border with the Canadian province of Quebec (QC).

Vermont Copper Coin (1785),
in circulation (different designs) from 1785 until statehood in 1791

Obverse of the 1785 design shows a plow and the sun rising over
the Green Mountains and the Latin name "VERMONTS. RES. PUBLICA".

Reverse of the design features an "all-seeing eye" with 13 stars, encircled
by the Latin words "STELLA. QUARTA. DECIMA" (fourteenth star).

Stamped Cards 

#UX159 // October 29, 1991 // Burlington, VT
Stamped Postal Card
The Old Mill
University of Vermont

"UVM", an abbreviation of the university's original Latin name
"Universitas Viridis Montis" (University of the Green Mountains),
was founded in 1771 by Ira Allen (* 1751, † 1814), one of the founders
of Vermont Republic and leaders of the Green Mountain Boys.

The Old Mill is the oldest building on the university campus, cornerstone laid in
1825 by Marquis de Lafayette, (* 1757, † 1834) a French aristocrat and general
who became a commander and hero in the American Revolution War.

#UX316 // May19, 2000 // Middlebury, VT
Stamped Postal Card
Old Stone Row
Middlebury College, Vermont

Middlebury College is a private liberal arts college founded on November 1, 1800.
"The Old Stone Row" is the oldest building group on the campus:
Painter Hall (built 1814/1816), Old Chapel (built 1835/1836), and Starr Hall (1860),
architecturial style: stone-mill-type structures with Federal and Greek revival details.


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