Montpelier, Vermont 05602
The City of Montpelier, Vermont is located in Washington County. Montpelier is situated on the shores of the Winooski River, in the Green Mountains, in north central Vermont. Montpelier is located just off of I-89, about 45 minutes south of Burlington. Montpelier became the Vermont State Capital in 1805 and was incorporated as a city in 1895.
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Montpelier is a commercial, government and insurance center surrounded by farmland and granite-quarrying areas. Major manufacturers include granite, wood and plastic products and processed food. Points of interest are the Greek Revival style State Capitol Building pictured below. The building was completed in 1859 of local granite.
Also located in Montpelier Vermont are Hubbard Park, Vermont College, Woodbury College, The New England Culinary Institution, and the Edward F. Knapp State Airport. The operating Amtrak railroad station that serves the Barre-Montpelier area is actually located in Berlin, Vermont. Not the most luxurious of train stations, but quite practical and convenient for train travelers. Montpelier is named for Montpelier, France and was settled in the 1780’s. For more information read this story about America’s smallest Capitol City.
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