Happy birthday, Vermont!

Published: Mar. 4, 2021 at 12:24 PM EST|Updated: Mar. 4, 2021 at 5:18 PM EST
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WINDSOR, Vt. (WCAX) - Vermont turns 230 years old today, so we thought we’d show you where Vermont was born.

In 1777, the Vermont Constitution was signed in Windsor, making it the “Birthplace of Vermont.”

Windsor, Birthplace of Vermont
Windsor, Birthplace of Vermont(WCAX)

More than a decade later, on March 4, 1791, the 1st Federal Congress admitted Vermont as the 14th state in the U.S.

That history is on display in Windsor.

“When we are talking about identifying Windsor, Windsor, Birthplace of Vermont is the first thing that comes out of most people’s mouths. And we take some amount of tongue-in-cheek pride that we have the only billboard in the state when you are driving down Interstate 91 and you see Windsor Birthplace of Vermont,” said Tom March, the town manager of Windsor.

The Old Constitution House on Route 5 is one of the first things you see driving into downtown Windsor. It is a state historic site and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

Happy birthday, Vermont!

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