History

Events

Jacques Cartier

1534

French explorer Jacques Cartier, first European to explore Vermont.

Samuel de Chaplain

1609

Samuel de Chaplain claimed Vermont for France and discovered Lake Chaplain,

Ft. St. Anne

1666

Ft. St. Anne first white settlement built at Isle LaMontte.

Great Britain

1724

British built Fort Plummer, first permanent settlement in Vermont.

Women Rights

1779

Property rights established for women.

14th State

1791

Vermont became the 14th State.

Montpelier

1805

Montpelier became the capitol of Vermont.

Women Voters

1918

Women voted in town elections.

First Democratic Governor

1962

First democratic governor elected in over 100 years.

First Women Governor

1985

Madeleine M. Kuin became the first woman Governor of Vermont.