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Montpelier

(mŏntpēl`yər), city (1990 pop. 8,247), state capital (since 1805) and seat of Washington co., central Vt., at the junction of the Winooski and North Branch rivers; inc. 1855. The economy is dominated by state government and insurance industries. It is also a trading center in a lumber, granite, and winter resort area. Granite is processed, and there is light manufacturing. Vermont College of Norwich Univ., New England Culinary Institute, and the state historical society are there. The city has maintained a 19th-century charm; of interest are the state capitol and federal courthouse. It is the birthplace of Admiral George DeweyDewey, George
, 1837–1917, American admiral, hero of the battle of Manila, b. Montpelier, Vt., grad. Annapolis, 1858. He saw active duty in the Civil War and rose in the navy in service and rank, becoming chief of the Bureau of Equipment in 1889, president of the Board of
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. Surrounded by mountains, Montpelier has an excellent view of Mt. Mansfield, the highest point in the state.

Montpelier,

estate, central Va., near Charlottesville; formerly the home of President James MadisonMadison, James,
1751–1836, 4th President of the United States (1809–17), b. Port Conway, Va. Early Career

A member of the Virginia planter class, he attended the College of New Jersey (now Princeton), graduating in 1771.
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. The brick mansion was built c.1760 by Madison's father. Altered and enlarged by later owners, it has been restored (completed 2008) to its appearance when Madison lived there. Madison and his wife are buried nearby. The estate, which is maintained by the Montpelier Foundation, is a National Historic Landmark.

Montpelier

a city in N central Vermont, on the Winooski River: the state capital. Pop.: 7945 (2003 est.)
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