MONTPELIER , acity, the capital of
See also:Vermont, U.S.A., and the
See also:county-seat of
See also:Washington county, on the Winooski
See also:river, 40 M . (by
See also:rail) E.S.E. of
See also:Burlington . Pop . (1900), 6266 (952
See also:born); (191o), 7856 . Montpelier is served by the Central Vermont and the Montpelier &
See also:Wells River
See also:railways . Barre granite is
See also:mined extensively in the vicinity, and the city manufactures marble and granite products,
See also:saddlery hardware and
See also:wood-working machinery . The
See also:building is the state
See also:house, crowned by a statue of
See also:Agriculture by Larkin G . Mead . The state house was first occupied in 1836 . It was almost completely destroyed by
See also:fire in 1857, and was subsequently rebuilt and enlarged . Other prominent features of the city are the
See also:United States
See also:government building, the county
See also:court house, the Montpelier seminary and the Wood
See also:art gallery, a collection consisting principally of paintings by
See also:Thomas Waterman Wood (1823-1903), a native of Montpelier . The township of Montpelier, named from the city in France, was granted to a
See also:company of sixty proprietors in 1780 .
The first permanentsettlement was made in 1787; and the township was organized in 1791 under a
See also:charter of 1781, replaced by another in 1804 . In 1805 it was selected as the capital of the state, and in 1808 the legislature met here for the first
See also:time . At first the township was a
See also:part of Orange county, but in 1810 Washington county was created, and in 1811 Montpelier became the seat of government of the new county . In 1849 East Montpelier was set apart as a
See also:separate township, and in 1894 the township of Montpelier was chartered as a city .
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