Monday, August 12, 2013

Fact of the Day: French Vermont

The capital of Vermont, Montpelier was named by one of the city's founders Jacob Davis. He named the settlement after Montpelier, a city in southern France. The name was chosen as France had become very popular due to their helpful role in the American Revolutionary War.

15 comments:

RaeAbigael said...

cool! :)

A new life said...

fine post :)

Bob Bushell said...

Good ole Jake.

Anna and Klaudia said...

super! :)

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Pilar Domínguez said...

I spent a couple of weeks two years ago in Montpellier. It is a very nice city and I didn´t know it existed another one in America. Kisses:)

UpGrade said...

I love travelling, I have to fo there.

I hope you will visit my blog:

http://perfection-and-harmony.blogspot.com/2013/07/in-summer-in-city.html

and maybe follow if U like.

MEcoy said...

well, that's a great story to tell

Just Keepin It Real, Folks! said...

I love how that name just rolls off the tongue.

DEZMOND said...

so many cities there don't have original names

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yes, France and the USA were once the best of allies at a time when America didn't have many friends in the world.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

A very pretty place to visit.

Christine said...

Interesting!

Pat Hatt said...

Never knew that what so ever

A Beer for the Shower said...

As a guy on the west half of the US, I can openly admit that I know absolutely nothing about Vermont. I can't even point it out on a map.

LV said...

History was never my favorite subject in school. However, it is is nice learning from post such as yours.