History and Facts
Admitted to the Union: March 4, 1791 (the 14th state)
Nickname: Green Mountain State
Motto: Freedom and Unity
State Flower: the Red Clover
State Tree: Sugar Maple
State Bird: the Hermit Thrush
State Animal: the Morgan Horse
State Insect: the Honeybee
State Song: "Hail, Vermont!"
The name Vermont comes from the French "vert
mont", meaning green mountain.
Vermont History Websites
History and Genealogy Links to information on Vermont and Rutland
County, Vermont Local History and Genealogy Part of the Vermont
History and Genealogy page listed above.
Historic Sites Listing of historic places to visit in Vermont.
This site is not specific to Rutland County
Local History Network for Rutland County by Debbie Axtman. Also
a listing for the 1790
Rutland County Census Index!
Haynes (1756-1836) - "...first black in America to serve as
pastor of a white congregation....Rutland's West Parish"
Shop - Thomas Davenport, 1802-1851, Inventor of the electric
motor and Orange Alfonso Smalley (Brandon and Forestdale, VT)
Vermont Historical Society
109 State Street, Montpelier, Vermont 05609-0901 Phone: (802) 828-2291
*For most of the above sites I am indebted to Ann
Mensch and her wonderful website: The Vermont History and Genealogy
site. Thanks Ann!
The Hubbardton Battlefield
There are quite a few online resources for this (the only) Vermont
Revolutionary War Battlefield. These are just a couple of them.
If you know of a good history site or written resource
covering Vermont, especially Rutland County, let me know! Either
click on the mail button below or send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please remember it helps me to put the words Rutland County somewhere
in your subject line. Thanks!
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