Vermont is one of the smallest states in the country. While it lies fairly close to the coast, the 17th century coastal residents really didn’t travel there very much. It took until 1724 for the first permanent settlement to be established there and the population grew very slowly over the next half century or so. Vermont was the first state to join the United states after the original 13 states. It became the 14th state in the nation on March 4, 1791.
Although most of the eastern seaboard is caught up in various forms of industry, most parts of Vermont are not industrial or densely settled. Much of its economy is based on industrial activities, but it also has a lot of farmland as well. The state is also well known as a great place to vacation at almost any time of year. People who live in urban parts of Canada and the United States often travel to Vermont to get a taste of rural life.
Vermont Counties – The Vermont Republic was organized in January 1777. The State of Vermont was created as the 14th state on March 4, 1791. Vermont borders Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Canada. Vermont has 14 Counties. The Vermont State Capital is in Montpelier and the state government website is www.vt.gov.
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