Founded: 1636 by Thomas Hooker and others, at Hartford
Major Industry: Agriculture (wheat, corn, fishing)
Major Cities: Hartford, New Haven
Colony Named for: from an Algonquin word, quinnehtukqut, "beside the long tidal river"
Became a State: February 6, 1788
More on Colonial Connecticut
See also: The Making of the Connecticut Colony
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