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

The Hartford Courant

 
 
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HistoricTownsOfAmerica.com - Guy Saladino, December 26, 2020
1. The Hartford Courant Marker
The Hartford Courant (est. 1764): Springfield, CT - Oldest Newspaper/Media Outlet in America
Inscription.  
Near this site
The Hartford Courant

This nation's oldest newspaper
of continuous publication
was established
October 29, 1764

 
Erected 1964 by Greater Hartford Chamber of Commerce.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraCommunications. A significant historical date for this entry is October 29, 1764.
 
Location. 41° 45.885′ N, 72° 40.438′ W. Marker is in Hartford, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker is on Main Street just north of Gold Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 60 Gold St, Hartford CT 06103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hartford (here, next to this marker); Center Church (a few steps from this marker); Rev. Samuel Stone (a few steps from this marker); This Approach (within shouting distance of this marker); Sacred to the Memory (within shouting distance of this marker); Frederick Douglass (within shouting distance of this marker);
The Hartford Courant Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, June 20, 2020
2. The Hartford Courant Marker
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Thomas Hooker (within shouting distance of this marker); John Haynes (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartford.
 
Also see . . .
1. Oldest newspaper/media outlet in America. Historic Towns of America entry:
The Hartford Courant (est. 1764) is the oldest continuously published newspaper and media outlet in America. Founded prior to American independence, on October 29, 1764, New Haven printer Thomas Green began publishing The Hartford Courant (then known as The Connecticut Courant) out of the Heart and Crown Tavern in Hartford, Connecticut. (Submitted on December 27, 2020, by HistoricTownsOfAmerica.com - Guy Saladino of Long Beach, New York.) 

2. Hartford Courant. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on April 14, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Hartford Courant, Issue No. 1 image. Click for full size.
via New York Times, unknown
3. Hartford Courant, Issue No. 1
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 27, 2020, by HistoricTownsOfAmerica.com - Guy Saladino of Long Beach, New York.   2. submitted on June 25, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3. submitted on April 14, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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