Montpelier, Vermont

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Montpelier, Vermont
The Vermont State House, Montpelier's best-known landmark
The Vermont State House, Montpelier's best-known landmark
Location in Washington County and the state of Vermont
Location in Washington County and the state of Vermont
Montpelier is located in the United States
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 44°15′35″N 72°34′30″W / 44.25972°N 72.57500°W / 44.25972; -72.57500Coordinates: 44°15′35″N 72°34′30″W / 44.25972°N 72.57500°W / 44.25972; -72.57500
CountryUnited States
Incorporated (village)1818
Incorporated (city)1895
Named forMontpellier, France
 • MayorAnne Watson
 • City ManagerWilliam J. Fraser
 • Total10.3 sq mi (26.6 km2)
 • Land10.2 sq mi (26.5 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.0 km2)
600 ft (182 m)
 • Total7,855 (city proper)
 • Density739.9/sq mi (302.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
05601-05604, 05609, 05620, 05633
Area code(s)802
FIPS code50-46000[1]
GNIS feature ID1461834[2]

Montpelier /mɒntˈpliər/[3] is a city in the U.S. state of Vermont that serves as the state capital. It is also the shire town[4] (county seat)[5] of Washington County. As the capital of Vermont, Montpelier is the site of the Vermont State House, the seat of the legislative branch of Vermont government. The Vermont State House has a golden dome. The population was 7,855 at the 2010 census.[6] By population, it is the smallest state capital in the United States.[7] The Vermont History Museum and Vermont College of Fine Arts are in Montpelier.

The state legislature made Montpelier the state capital in 1805.[8]

References[change | change source]

  1. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  2. "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. Montpelier - Definitions from
  4. Title 24, Part I, Chapter 1, §13, Vermont Statutes. Accessed 2007-11-01.
  5. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. "Montpelier (city) Quick Facts from the U.S. Census Bureau". Archived from the original on December 20, 2012. Retrieved November 26, 2011.
  7. Smallest capital city plans big MLK celebration Archived 2011-07-26 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 2010-04-23.
  8. "Montpelier History". Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved November 26, 2011.

Other websites[change | change source]

Main Street in downtown Montpelier