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The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2012
1. The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut Marker
Inscription.
In 1636
The Church in Newtown, Massachusetts
Thomas Hooker, Minister
was transplanted to this locality, called
Meeting House Yard,
Old State House Square
City Hall Square.
Near this site on May 31, 1638.
Thomas Hooker preached his
Famous Sermon:
"The Foundation of Authority is Laid
In the Free Consent of the People."
Near this site on January 14, 1639,
representatives of the three river towns adopted
The Fundamental Orders
Of Connecticut.
"The first written constitution known
to history that created a government."
In 1796
This Second State House at Hartford,
Charles Bulfinch, Architect, was completed
Seat of State Government 1796-1878
Seat of Hartford City Government 1879-1915
Significant events have occurred within
and near this historic center of the
Colony and the State of Connecticut.
In grateful recollection
This tablet is erected as a Connecticut
Tercentenary Gift to the City of Hartford
By the Ruth Wyllys Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution

 
Erected by the Ruth Wyllys Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution.
 
Location. 41° 45.969′ N, 72° 
The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, February 1, 2012
2. The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut Marker
40.352′ W. Marker is in Hartford, Connecticut, in Hartford County. Marker can be reached from Central Row near Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Located on the grounds of Connecticut's Old State House. The marker is on the wall next to the entrance on the east side of the building. 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. The Tower Clock (here, next to this marker); Alexis de Tocqueville (here, next to this marker); Old State House (here, next to this marker); George Washington (here, next to this marker); Jonathan Trumbull (a few steps from this marker); Adriaen Block (within shouting distance of this marker); Governor's Foot Guard (within shouting distance of this marker); The First Meeting of Washington and Rochambeau (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartford.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Fundamental Orders. (Submitted on February 16, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Fundamental Orders of Connecticut on Wikipedia. (Submitted on February 16, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 16, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,021 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on February 16, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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