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Hartford is The Capital of Connecticut

Aug 21, 2007
Hartford is the capital of the US state of Connecticut. It is home to 124,397 of its inhabitants.

The attractive modern capital of Connecticut, Hartford is on the Connecticut River, is also the insurance centre of the United States. Its central gold domed state capitol, sitting on a hill in Bushnell Park, houses a small museum of Connecticut history.

Founded by Dutch traders in 1600 the city was established by the Reverend Thomas Hooker in 1636. The first English settlers arrived in 1635. Having a number of insurance companies, the city is known by the title insurance capital of the world.

In 1711 the General Assembly granted parish privileges and the Hartford West Division Society was formed. The town was incorporated from Hartford in 1854. The town, rural for much of its history, began to develop its present substantial population only after the trend toward suburban living made it an attractive locale for people employed in the capital. Today it is the eighth largest town in the state with an active industrial capacity located in the south end.

Hartford is a rapidly growing community that has maintained its small town appeal.It affords its residents the opportunity to live and work in a small community and that gives the city a very strong sense of pride.

The schools strive to ensure that youth of the community are educated in many different areas and there are many public and private universities in South eastern Wisconsin to continue that education.

Hartford has an extensive road network that includes highways, expressways eases the traffic congestion in the city. The railroad in the city connects it with other areas. Connecticut Transit, taxis include the public transportation in the city.

The city has many interesting sights that are often visited by the tourists. The Wadsworth Athenaeum, founded in 1842 by Daniel Wadsworth, is the oldest public art museum in the United States, and houses a collection that extends over 5000 years.

Old State House is the oldest state house in the United States. Trinity College, in Hartford was the first college in the United States to allow admissions without discriminating based on religious belief.

The first city in the world to vote to buy land to create a park. This park was named Bushnell Park.
Worth a visit in the summer time with a number of attritions to view. Make a stop and enjoy yourself whatever the weather.
About the Author
Douglas Scott works for The Rental Car Hire Specialist. and is a free lance writer for The Hartford Rental Site
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