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Montpelier, Vermont



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Montpelier, Vermont
As the capital of Vermont, Montpelier (pronounced mont-peel-yer) is the site of the Vermont State House, seat of the legislative branch of Vermont government. By population, it is the smallest state capital in the United States. Montpelier is also home to the Vermont History Museum and Vermont College of Fine Arts.

Montpelier is located in a picturesque valley along the Winooski River in Central Vermont and is very accessible by car, train, and air. Located on the I-89 Interstate, Montpelier can be reached from both Boston and Montreal in less than 3 hours.

Industry in Montpelier, Vermont
Since the city's establishment as capital in 1805, the primary business in Montpelier has been government, and by the mid-nineteenth century government and life and fire insurance. Today, Montpelier is home to the New England Culinary Institute, the annual Green Mountain Film Festival, and the headquarters of several insurance companies. The majority of businesses in the downtown area are locally owned.

An annual local vernacular culture phenomenon, the Valentine Bandit, a tradition of covering downtown storefronts and public buildings with red hearts each February 14, began in Montpelier in the 1990s.

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Quick Facts About Montpelier

County: Washington
Lat / Long: 44.26 N / 72.57 W
Zip Code(s): 05601, 05602, 05603, 05604, 05609, 05620, 05633
Incorporated: 1895
Population (2010): 7,855
Elevation: 525 feet
Land Area: 10.2 miles
 
Town Clerk: 802-223-9500
Major Hospitals: Central Vermont Medical Ctr (3.3 miles SE), Fletcher Allen Hospital (38.9 miles NW)
Major Airports: Burlington International Airport (35.9 miles NW)
Amtrak Stations: Montpelier Junction
 
Tourist Attractions: Vermont State House, Vermont Historical Society Museum, Montpelier Historic District, The Capital Region's Welcome Center, Hubbard Park, T.W. Wood Gallery & Arts Center, North Branch Nature Center, Kellogg-Hubbard Library. Nearby: Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Factory Tour (13.0 miles NW)
 
Birthplace of: Patrick Leahy (born 1940), US senator.
 
Fun Fact: Did you know Montpelier is the only state capital in the US without a McDonald's!
 

 

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Nearby Cities and Towns:

Region 5: Waterbury-Montpelier | Middlesex (2.2 miles NW) | East Montpelier (2.0 miles NE) | Plainfield (2.8 miles E) | Moretown (2.8 miles W) | Barre (2.4 miles SE) | Berlin (1.8 miles SW)

Vermont Events in June


Writing Power: A Writing Workshop to Unleash the Writer Within 6/18/18 - 7/16/18

Looking for practical methods and techniques to overcome obstacles to creativity? In this course we will write from prompts and discuss ways to leap and go deep on the page whether you write poetry, nonfiction, memoir or fiction. Together we’ll examine the kinds of blocks all of us encounter in our work, and we will explore ways to leap over them using exercises to develop action, depth, perspective, lyricism, and voice to renew our awareness and confidence as a writer. No writing experience necessary! Free. Laurie McMillan, writer, M.Ed, Therapeutic Writing Specialist has lead workshops in several states for over 20 years focusing on the power of creativity and community in her writing classes.


Relay For Life of Central Vermont 6/22/18 - 6/23/18

Have you been touched by cancer? Then join the Central VT community in the fight against cancer, while raising funds to support the American Cancer Society's efforts in cancer research, free patient lodging and patient transportation to and from treatment. This family-friendly 12-hour event is a celebration of all of the fundraising efforts done prior to the event and to celebrate those touched by cancer. THIS YEAR'S THEME IS: WISH UPON A CURE- A DISNEY INSPIRED EVENT Register team OR join an already-established one: www.relayforlife.org/centralvt It is our hope that at least (1) team member is on the track at a time, hence the "relay" aspect of the event. No one is obligated to stay the entire 12 hours, but highly encouraged. It is being held on the track at the Montpelier High School from Friday June 22- Saturday June 23. Gates open at 2 P.M. and registration begins at 4 P.M. Opening Ceremony will begin at 6:30 P.M. IMPORTANT INFO FOR ALL SURVIVORS & CAREGIVERS: You are encouraged to be on-site for the traditional survivor and caregiver lap which be held approximately at 6:50 P.M. The Survivor/Caregiver reception will be inside in the MHS caferteria from 5pm-6pm prior to the opening ceremony. More info to come. For more information about the event, free to contact the American Cancer Society Staff partner, Erin Regan at erin.regan@cancer.og


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