Hartford (HMTCH)

Location: Hartford, CT 06103 Hartford County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 45.883', W 72° 40.442'

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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
Year Placed1971
Placed ByThe City of Hartford, the Connecticut Historical Commission, and the Society of the Descendants of the Founders of Hartford
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Date Added Friday, September 19th, 2014 at 4:25pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 693345 N 4626268
Decimal Degrees41.76471667, -72.67403333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 45.883', W 72° 40.442'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 45' 52.98" N, 72° 40' 26.52" W
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Area Code(s)860, 203
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 699-727 Main St, Hartford CT 06103, US
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