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Rutland County, Vermont



History and Facts

Vermont Fast-Facts

Admitted to the Union: March 4, 1791 (the 14th state)
Capital: Montpelier
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

Vermont History and Genealogy Links to information on Vermont and Rutland County

Rutland County, Vermont Local History and Genealogy Part of the Vermont History and Genealogy page listed above.

Vermont Historic Sites Listing of historic places to visit in Vermont. This site is not specific to Rutland County

Vermont Local History Network for Rutland County by Debbie Axtman. Also a listing for the 1790 Rutland County Census Index!

Lemuel Haynes (1756-1836) - "...first black in America to serve as pastor of a white congregation....Rutland's West Parish"

Smalley-Davenport 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

Vermont Prehistory

VT WPA Life Histories

*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 Please remember it helps me to put the words Rutland County somewhere in your subject line. Thanks!

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