Montpelier is the capital of Vermont, a state of the United States of America. As of the 2000 census, it was the least populous U.S. state capital, with a population of 8,035. Barre and Montpelier form a small labor market area in the center of the state. Montpelier is the county seat of Washington County.
Montpelier is known for its lively downtown driven by the activity of state government. The Vermont State House, visible from the outskirts of town, is located on State Street on the west side of downtown. The Winooski River flows along the south edge of downtown and is fed by several smaller tributaries that cut through residential districts. Montpelier, famously, is the only state capital without a McDonald's fast food outlet. Besides state government, granite quarrying is a major activity. Timber harvesting was once a major industry in the region in the 19th century but has largely declined.
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Brookies Guide ServiceFly fishing for trout in central and northern part of the state. Guided trips on rivers and backcountry streams for novices and experts with streamside instruction. Custom tied flies available.
City of Montpelier, VermontThe nation's smallest capital city, information on area attractions, development opportunities, tourism, city services, city history, lodging, businesses, and demographic data.