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Hartford in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Hartford

 
 
Hartford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 19, 2011
1. Hartford Marker
Inscription.
Hartford
Hartford was named in 1637 after the English town of Hertford. The Indian name was Suckiaug. The first colonial settlement, called House of Good Hope, was made by the Dutch in 1633. The Reverend Thomas Hooker arrived overland from Newtown (Cambridge) Massachusetts with his congregation in 1636. At first the settlement was called Newtown. In 1639 the Fundamental Orders were adopted, often considered the first written constitution creating a government. Hartford served as capital of Connecticut Colony until 1701, when after absorption of New Haven Colony there were two capitals, Hartford and New Haven. In 1875 Hartford became the sole capital.
Erected by the City of Hartford
the Connecticut Historical Commission and the
Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford
1971
 
Erected 1971 by the City of Hartford, the Connecticut Historical Commission, and the Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford.
 
Location. 41° 45.883′ N, 72° 40.442′ W. Marker is in Hartford, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Gold Street, on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Click for map. Located next
Hartford Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 19, 2011
2. Hartford Marker
to the Center Church. Marker is in this post office area: Hartford CT 06103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Center Church (a few steps from this marker); Rev. Samuel Stone (a few steps from this marker); This Approach (a few steps from this marker); Sacred to the Memory (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Hooker (within shouting distance of this marker); John Haynes (within shouting distance of this marker); George Wyllys (within shouting distance of this marker); In Memory of the First Settlers of Hartford (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Hartford.
 
Also see . . .
1. City of Hartford. (Submitted on June 23, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Hartford, Connecticut on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 23, 2011, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 535 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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