Is there a trivia buff in your wedding party…or maybe you just need a few fun Vermont facts to share when you’re telling people about your Vermont wedding?

State Population: 625,741

State Capitol: Montpelier is the smallest state capital in the U.S. with a population less than 9,000.

Origin of state’s name: Based on “verts monts,” French for green mountains

Highest Elevation: Mt. Mansfield, 4,395.3 ft. Vermont has 223 mountains over 2,000 feet in elevation.

Lowest Elevation: Lake Champlain shoreline, 95 ft.  Lake Champlain is the nation’s sixth largest fresh water lake.

State motto:  Freedom and Unity

14th State:  Vermont was the first state admitted to the Union after the original thirteen colonies.

Neighbors:  Bordered by Canada, New York, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire.

State Symbols:

  • Flower:  Red clover
  • Tree:  Sugar Maple
  • Bird:  Hermit Thrush
  • Animal:  Morgan Horse
  • Insect:  Honey Bee


Green acres.  52 State Parks with 300,000 acres of state forest

Nostalgic. Vermont has more covered bridges per square mile than any other state.

Sweet.  Vermont is the largest producer of maple syrup in the U.S.

Born on the 4th of July.  U.S. President Calvin Coolidge was the only president born on the Fourth of July.  Born in Plymouth, VT on 7/4/1872

Historic firsts.  On July 2, 1777, Vermont was the first state to abolish slavery.

Moo.  In ration of cows to people, Vermont has the greatest number of dairy cows in the country.

Pastoral.  Vermont is one of four U.S. states that does not allow billboard advertising.  The other three are Alaska, Hawaii and Maine.