View of Springfield on the Connecticut River by Alvan Fisher (Brooklyn Museum)
A Thanksgiving proclamation issued by Wentworth on November 9, 1763
View of the City of Hartford, Connecticut by William Havell
The Old Constitution House at Windsor, where the Constitution of Vermont was adopted on July 8, 1777
View from Mount Holyoke, Northampton, Massachusetts, after a Thunderstorm—The Oxbow (1836) by Thomas Cole
A circa 1775 flag used by the Green Mountain Boys
The Memorial Bridge across the Connecticut River at Springfield, Massachusetts, the river's largest city
The gold leaf dome of the neoclassical Vermont State House (Capitol) in Montpelier
The Windsor Locks Canal Company at Enfield Falls, the Connecticut River's first major barrier to navigation
1791 Act of Congress admitting Vermont into the Union
The Oxbow, Connecticut River, circa 1910
Vermont in 1827. The county boundaries have since changed.
Downtown Hartford, Connecticut, during the 1936 flood
Map of Vermont showing cities, roads, and rivers
The Connecticut Lakes, the source of the Connecticut River, near the border of New Hampshire and Quebec
Population density of Vermont
Great Falls (Bellows Falls) at high flow under the Vilas Bridge, taken from the end of Bridge St on the Vermont side, looking upriver
Mount Mansfield
Satellite image of the Connecticut River depositing silt into Long Island Sound
Western face of Camel's Hump Mountain (elevation 4079 ft).
Drift boat fishing guide working the river near Colebrook, New Hampshire
Fall foliage at Lake Willoughby
Harbor seal in the Connecticut River, below the Holyoke Dam, following the shad run
Köppen climate types of Vermont, using 1991–2020 climate normals.
Riverbank restoration project in Fairlee, Vermont
Silurian and Devonian stratigraphy of Vermont
Near First Connecticut Lake
The hermit thrush, the state bird of Vermont
Near Colebrook, New Hampshire
A proportional representation of Vermont exports, 2020
Looking north from the French King Bridge at the Erving-Gill town line in western Massachusetts
Fall foliage seen from Hogback Mountain, Wilmington
Mist upstream of the Bissell Bridge between Windsor and South Windsor, CT
Lake Champlain
Founders Bridge in Hartford, with a view of the Bulkeley Bridge upstream
Autumn in Vermont
The river near its mouth
Stowe Resort Village
The Lyndon Institute, a high school in Lyndon, Vermont
The University of Vermont
Old Mill, the oldest building of the university
Vermont welcome sign in Addison on Route 17 just over the New York border over the Champlain Bridge
Amtrak station in White River Junction
The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Power Plant, in Vernon
The Vermont Supreme Court's building in Montpelier
Vermont towns hold a March town meeting for voters to approve the town's budget and decide other matters. Marlboro voters meet in this building.
Senators Bernie Sanders and Patrick Leahy and Representative Peter Welch greet supporters in 2017.
Vermontasaurus sculpture in Post Mills, in 2010

While serving as governor, Wentworth is best known for issuing several land grants in territory claimed by the Province of New Hampshire west of the Connecticut River, which led to disputes with the neighbouring colony of New York and the eventual creation of Vermont.

- Benning Wentworth

Thereafter, the nearby British Thirteen Colonies, especially the provinces of New Hampshire and New York, disputed the extent of the area called the New Hampshire Grants to the west of the Connecticut River, encompassing present-day Vermont.

- Vermont

The region stretching from Springfield north to the New Hampshire and Vermont state borders fostered many agricultural Pocomtuc and Nipmuc settlements, with its soil enhanced by sedimentary deposits.

- Connecticut River

New York refused to recognize the land titles known as the New Hampshire Grants (towns created by land grants sold by New Hampshire Governor Benning Wentworth) and dissatisfied New Hampshire settlers organized in opposition.

- Vermont

Vermont was claimed by both New Hampshire and New York, and was settled primarily through the issuance of land grants by New Hampshire Governor Benning Wentworth beginning in the 1740s.

- Connecticut River

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New Hampshire Grants

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Flag of the Green Mountain Boys
The New Hampshire Grants region petitioned the Continental Congress for entry into the American union as a state independent of New York in 1776.

The New Hampshire Grants or Benning Wentworth Grants were land grants made between 1749 and 1764 by the colonial governor of the Province of New Hampshire, Benning Wentworth.

The land grants, totaling about 135 (including 131 towns), were made on land claimed by New Hampshire west of the Connecticut River, territory that was also claimed by the Province of New York.

The resulting dispute led to the eventual establishment of the Vermont Republic, which later became the U.S. state of Vermont.

Vermont Republic

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Independent state in New England that existed from January 15, 1777, to March 4, 1791.

Independent state in New England that existed from January 15, 1777, to March 4, 1791.

Location of the Vermont Republic in 1777.
Vellum manuscript of the 1777 Constitution of Vermont
Location of the Vermont Republic in 1777.
Vermont coin with the passage VERMONTIS. RES. PUBLICA. on the obverse, and the motto "STELLA QUARTA DECIMA" on the reverse
Engraving of Thomas Chittenden, first and third governor of the Vermont Republic, and first governor of the State of Vermont with the most gubernatorial terms held to date
The Old Constitution House in Windsor, Vermont, where the 1777 constitution was signed, is also called the birthplace of Vermont.
The "Old Chapel" (Castleton Medical College Building) in Castleton

On March 4, 1791, it was admitted into the United States as the State of Vermont, with the constitution and laws of the independent state continuing in effect after admission.

After 1724, the Province of Massachusetts Bay built Fort Dummer near Brattleboro, as well as three other forts along the northern portion of the Connecticut River to protect against raids by Native Americans farther south into Western Massachusetts.

After 1749, Benning Wentworth, the Royal Governor of New Hampshire, granted land to anyone in a land granting scheme designed to enrich himself and his family.