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Thomas Hooker

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2012
1. Thomas Hooker Marker
Inscription.
Thomas Hooker
1586 – 1647
Founder of Hartford
Pastor – Statesman

[ east side ]
Leading his people through
the wilderness, he founded
Hartford in June 1636.
On this site he preached
the sermon which inspired
the fundamental orders.
It was the first written
constitution that created
a government.

[ west side ]
"The foundation of authority
is laid firstly in the free
consent of the people"

Given by the Society
of the Descendants of the
Founders of Hartford

 
Erected by the Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford.
 
Location. 41° 45.98′ N, 72° 40.376′ W. Marker is in Hartford, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Central Row, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Click for map. Located on the grounds of Connecticut's Old State House. Marker is at or near this postal address: 800 Main Street, Hartford CT 06103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Captain Joseph Wadsworth (here, next to this marker); Adriaen Block
Thomas Hooker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2012
2. Thomas Hooker
Founder of Hartford
(a few steps from this marker); Alexis de Tocqueville (within shouting distance of this marker); The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut (within shouting distance of this marker); The Tower Clock (within shouting distance of this marker); Old State House (within shouting distance of this marker); George Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Marquis de La Fayette (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Hartford.
 
Also see . . .  Thomas Hooker on Wikipedia. (Submitted on February 23, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Thomas Hooker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2012
3. Thomas Hooker Marker
east side
Thomas Hooker Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2012
4. Thomas Hooker Marker
west side
Thomas Hooker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2012
5. Thomas Hooker
Founder of Hartford
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 680 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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