Official State Seal of Vermont
Vermont's original great seal was designed by Ira Allen and accepted by the General Assembly in 1779. A new seal made in 1821 included much of the basic design of the original seal, but was not as symbolic in character. The current seal (adopted in 1937) is a precise reproduction of the original design. All State Seals
Symbols on Vermont's Seal
The row of wooded hills indicate the Green Mountains of Vermont; the sheaves and cow are symbols of agriculture; the wavy lines at the top and bottom of the seal represent the sky and water. The central focus of Vermont's great seal is a pine tree (pine trees in colonial days were impressive, often standing a hundred feet above surrounding trees).