With a population of just 7,787 in 2012, Montpelier is the smallest state capital in the U.S. The Vermont Republic abolished slavery before any of the other states. Vermont was also the first state to produce an African-American university graduate, Alexander Twilight, in 1823. As of 2019, Vermont was the leading producer of maple syrup in the United States. Countryaah.com: Offers a full list of nationwide and statewide holidays in Vermont starting from January 1st – New Year’s Day. Also covers the most recent three years of public holidays within the state of Vermont.