Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Montpelier

MONTPELIER, a city, county-seat of Washington co., and capital of the State of Vermont, on the Winooski river, and on the Wells River, the Central Vermont, and the Montpelier and Wells River railroads; 40 miles S. E. of Burlington. It has waterworks, electric light and street railway plants. National banks, art galleries, libraries, and many other important public buildings, and daily newspapers. It has industries in granite, hardware, saddlery, cotton goods, and sawmill machinery, and an assessed valuation of $5,000,000. Montpelier was made the State capital in 1805, and received its charter as a city in 1894. Pop. (1910) 7,856; (1920) 7,125.