When sending packages, greeting cards, business documents, or even looking up an address online or filling in documents for business or personal purposes, you will understand the importance of knowing and using the state postal abbreviation.
The United States consists of 50 states, all with their own unique two-letter postal abbreviations, it can be tough remembering the two letters required when filling in an address, especially when some states have very similar lettering, or two words used to make up the name. Let’s look at the Vermont abbreviation.
There is some confusion surrounding the Vermont abbreviation, some people assume that it is the first two letters of the name like the majority of other states, which would make it VE. However, this is not the case at all.
The Vermont abbreviation is actually the first and last letter of the name, “VT”. Another state that people may associate this abbreviation with is Virginia, this is due to the fact that both states share the same first letter, but apart from this, they are spelled using different lettering meaning it is not too difficult to distinguish one from the other. For more information on the Virginia abbreviation you can check out our page on this.
VT State Abbreviation
Now that you are familiar with the two-letter VT state abbreviation, it makes sense to know what the regular longer state name abbreviation is for Vermont.
The regular abbreviations to states’ names came out in 1963, but many were three to four letters in length and it was decided they would be too long to include on envelopes and packages as addressing equipment couldn’t accommodate these longer state abbreviations in addition to zip codes.
The VT state abbreviation is easy to memorize as it is the exact same as the postal abbreviation, the only difference is the name abbreviation is not all CAPS and has a period at the end, “Vt.”.
The Green Mountain State has become an increasingly popular place for business owners and entrepreneurs to move to as there are many local, regional, and national resources available whether you are looking to tackle a government procurement contract for the first time, or wanting certification as a minority, veteran, or women-owned business.
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People use state abbreviations all the time in everyday life and business, it is important to know the unique two-letter abbreviation representing each state in the U.S. as the probability of you needing to memorize it is very high.
Check out our United States Abbreviations table where you can see all 50 states including the Vermont initials. Each state is listed in a convenient table in alphabetical order showing each state’s unique two-letter postal abbreviation and regular abbreviation.