Hartford in Hartford County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
The Safe Arrival
In June 1636, about one hundred members of Thomas Hooker's congregation arrived safely in this vicinity. With one hundred and sixty cattle, they had followed old Indian trails from the Massachusetts Bay Colony to the Connecticut River to build a new community. Here they established the form of government upon which the present Constitution of the United States is modeled.
Their deeply religious principles found expression in the emblem and motto of the seal which the colony soon adopted. The seal of the State of Connecticut still bears the transplanted grapevines and the legend, "Qui Transtulit Sustinet."
This statue honoring the spirit of all pioneers, is dedicated to the Founders of Hartford. It commemorates the beginning of the second century of service by the Travelers Insurance Companies.
April 1, 1964
Location. 41° 45.867′ N, 72° 40.387′ W. Marker is in Hartford, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Main Street and Gold Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located on the Travelers Insurance Company Plaza. Marker is at or near this postal address: One Tower Square, Hartford CT 06103, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other Abel Buel (within shouting distance of this marker); Center Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Hartford (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Homesite of Col. Jeremiah Wadsworth (about 300 feet away); American School for the Deaf (about 300 feet away); Rev. Samuel Stone (about 300 feet away); This Approach (about 300 feet away); Sacred to the Memory (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartford.
Also see . . . Society of the Descendants Of the Founders of Hartford. (Submitted on February 12, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 12, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 477 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on February 12, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.