A few years after the declaration of independence of the U.S., several states began to adopt their own official state seals, mottos, nicknames, and much more, which are used to symbolize and represent the unique characteristics of each state in the U.S.
The official Vermont state seal was designed by Ira Allen and then accepted by the General Assembly in 1779. A number of years after this, in 1821 a new seal was made. The new seal contained much of the same basic designs that the previous seal held, but was not as symbolic to the state or its deep history.
Fortunately, after some uproar regarding the new state seal, there was another meeting held where it was agreed upon that a precise reproduction of the original seal should be created, and it was. In 1937 the most recent Vermont state seal was created, and it is exactly the same as the original!
What is the Vermont State Seal Meaning?
The state seal contains a row of woodland hills that indicate the Green Mountains of Vermont, which is also the official nickname of the state too. There are sheaves and a cow that are both symbols of agriculture within the state, past and present.
Also appearing on the seal are wavy lines at the top and the bottom, which represent the sky and water. The main focus of the state seal for Vermont is a pine tree. During the colonial days, pine trees were incredibly impressive, standing at over 100 feet in the air at times, and also showed whether or not an area was rich in natural resources too.
Most states will have their seals showcase a relevant story, that is indicative of the state, its facts, and its history, and the Green Mountain State is certainly no different, embodying everything that Vermont stands for.