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Encyclopedia > Hartford, Connecticut
City of Hartford
Hartford's downtown seen from across the Connecticut River
Hartford's downtown seen from across the Connecticut River
Flag of City of Hartford
Flag

Seal
Nickname: The Insurance Capital of the World, The Heartbeat
Location in Hartford County, Connecticut
Location in Hartford County, Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°45′57″N 72°41′00″W / 41.76583, -72.683333
Country United States
State Connecticut
NECTA Hartford
Region Capitol Region
Named 1637
Incorporated (city) 1784
Consolidated 1896
Government
 - Type Mayor-council
 - Mayor Eddie Perez
Area
 - City 18.0 sq mi (46.5 km²)
 - Land 17.3 sq mi (44.8 km²)
 - Water 0.7 sq mi (1.7 km²)
 - Urban 469 sq mi (1,216 km²)
Elevation 59 ft (18 m)
Population (2006)[1]
 - City 124,512
 - Density 7,025.5/sq mi (2,776/km²)
 - Metro 1,188,241
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 061xx
Area code(s) 860
FIPS code 09-37000
GNIS feature ID 0213160
Airport Bradley International Airport(Windsor Locks, CT) - BDL (International/Major)
Website: http://www.hartford.gov

Hartford is the capital of the State of Connecticut. It is located in Hartford County on the Connecticut River, north of the center of the state and 24 miles south of its "sister-city" Springfield, Massachusetts. Its 2006 population of 124,512[1] ranks Hartford as the state's third-largest city[2], after New Haven and Bridgeport, which is the largest.[1] Greater Hartford is also the largest metro area in Connecticut and 45th largest in the country (2006 census estimate) with a metropolitan population of 1,188,841. Hartford may refer to: // United States Hartford, Connecticut, the state capital and largest city named Hartford Hartford, Alabama Hartford, Arkansas Hartford, Georgia Hartford, Illinois Hartford, Iowa Hartford, Kentucky Hartford, Michigan Hartford, New York Hartford, Ohio, in Licking County Hartford, Trumbull County, Ohio Hartford, Providence, Rhode Island, a neighborhood Hartford, South... 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Official language(s) none (de facto English) Capital Hartford Largest city Bridgeport[2] Largest metro area Hartford Metro Area[3] Area  Ranked 48th in the US  - Total 5,543[4] sq mi (14,356 km²)  - Width 70 miles (113 km)  - Length 110 miles (177 km)  - % water 12. ... Hartford County is located in the north central part of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ... The Connecticut River as seen from the French King Bridge in western Massachusetts. ... Nickname: Location in Hampden County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Hampden Settled 1636 Incorporated 1852 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Charles Ryan (D) Area  - Total 33. ... New Haven redirects here. ... Bridgeport redirects here. ... The Greater Hartford region is a region located in the state of Connecticut centered around the states capital of Hartford. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ...


Sometimes called the "insurance capital of the world," Hartford houses many of the world's insurance company headquarters, and insurance is the region's major industry.[3]


Hartford includes Elizabeth Park, featuring the oldest municipal rose garden in the country. Hartford is also home to Bushnell, Colt, Goodwin, Rocky Ridge, Keney, Pope, and Riverside Parks. Elizabeth Park (102 acres) is a city park located in Hartford and West Hartford, Connecticut. ... The Pond at Bushnell Park in Hartford, Connecticut. ... Tennis courts in Pope Park, circa 1893. ...

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History

This is a summary. For more information, see: History of Hartford, Connecticut

After Dutch explorer David Block visited the area in 1614, fur traders from the New Netherland colony set up trade at Fort Goede Hoop (Good Hope) at the confluence of the Connecticut River and the Park River[4] as early as 1623 but abandoned their post by 1654. The neighborhood near the site is still known as Dutch Point. The first English settlers arrived in 1635. The settlement was originally called Newtown, but was renamed, Hartford in 1637. One theory about the origins of the name "Hartford" was to honor the English town of Hertford. An other theory is a settler by the name of Stephen Hart (b.1605 England) had a crossing of the river on his farm. Hart's + Ford then was combined into the name of the city Hartford.[5] The History of Hartford, Connecticut has occupied a central place in Connecticuts history from the states origins to the present. ... States which were part of New Netherlands Map based on Adriaen Blocks 1614 expedition to New Netherland, featuring the first use of the name. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... The Connecticut River as seen from the French King Bridge in western Massachusetts. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article is about Hertford in England. ... A ford, with pedestrian footbridge, on a minor road near Weimar bei Kassel in Germany The ford at Brockenhurst, leading into the village centre, following heavy rain. ...


The pastor of the church that founded Hartford, Thomas Hooker, delivered a sermon which inspired the writing of the Fundamental Orders of Connecticut, a document (ratified January 14, 1639) investing the people with the authority to govern, rather than ceding it to a higher power. Some historians credit Hooker's concepts of self-rule as being the father of the Connecticut Constitution.[6] [7] Hookers Company reach the Connecticut, publishers: Estes & Lauriat, 1879 Thomas Hooker (July 5, 1586 – July 7, 1647) was a prominent Puritan religious and colonial leader remembered as one of the founders of the Colony of Connecticut. ... The Fundamental Orders were adopted by the Connecticut Colony council on January 14, 1638. ... is the 14th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events January 14 - Connecticuts first constitution, the Fundamental Orders, is adopted. ... The Connecticut Constitution is the basic governing document of the U.S. state of Connecticut. ...


On December 15, 1814, delegations from New England gathered at the Hartford Convention to discuss secession from the United States. Later in the century, Hartford was a center of abolitionist activity. is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1814 (MDCCCXIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ... The Secret Journal of the Hartford Convention, published 1823. ... For other uses, see Secession (disambiguation). ... This article is about the abolition of slavery. ...


In July 6, 1944, the Hartford Circus Fire became one of the deadliest fires in the history of the United States. is the 187th day of the year (188th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1944 (MCMXLIV) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tent on fire The Hartford Circus Fire, which occurred on July 6, 1944 in Hartford, Connecticut, was one of the worst fire disasters in the history of the United States. ...


On April 4, 1968, enraged Hartford residents burned down the Stop and Shop on Albany Ave.[8] is the 94th day of the year (95th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Corporate logo. ...


On November 3, 1981, Thirman L. Milner became the city's first African-American mayor and the first black mayor elected in New England.[citation needed] In 1987, Carrie Saxon Perry was elected mayor of Hartford, the first African-American woman mayor of a major American city.[citation needed] is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... AUGUST 25 1981 US Marine Sean Vance is Born on the 25th of August {ear nav|1981}} Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ... Languages Predominantly American English Religions Protestantism (chiefly Baptist and Methodist); Roman Catholicism; Islam Related ethnic groups Sub-Saharan Africans and other African groups, some with Native American groups. ...


Starting in the late 1950s, as the suburbs ringing Hartford continued to flourish, the capital city began a long economic decline. This decline may have been accelerated by construction of highways (including I-84 & I-91 which intersect in downtown Hartford), built to make access to the suburbs easier. Many residents moved out of the city and into the suburbs, and as the years went by this trend continued. By the beginning of the twenty-first century, many workers in Hartford live in towns located more than a twenty-minute drive from the city. In the last few years, development, both commercial and residential, has increased downtown.[citation needed] Interstate 84 (abbreviated I-84) is an interstate highway extending from Dunmore, Pennsylvania (near Scranton, Pennsylvania) at an intersection with Interstate 81 to Sturbridge, Massachusetts at an intersection with the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90). ... Interstate 91 is an interstate highway in the New England section of the United States. ...


Geography and Climate

Christ Church Cathedral Chapter House in downtown Hartford.
Christ Church Cathedral Chapter House in downtown Hartford.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 18.0 square miles (46.5 km²), of which, 17.3 square miles (44.8 km²) of it is land and 0.7 square miles (1.7 km²) of it (3.67%) is water. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2426x1919, 1809 KB) Christ Church Cathedral in Hartford, Connecticut. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2426x1919, 1809 KB) Christ Church Cathedral in Hartford, Connecticut. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Hartford is bordered by the towns of West Hartford, Newington, Wethersfield, East Hartford, Bloomfield, South Windsor, and Windsor. Motto: Where City Style meets Village Charm Coordinates: , NECTA Region Incorporated 1854 Government  - Type Council-manager  - Town manager James Francis   - Town council Scott Slifka, Mayor Art Spada, Deputy Mayor Shari Cantor Barbara Carpenter Charles Coursey Maureen K. McClay Mark C. Sinatro Carolyn Thornberry Joseph Verrengia Area  - Total 58. ... Newington is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut. ... Wethersfield is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. ... East Hartford (41n47, 72w37 EST) is a town located in Hartford County, Connecticut. ... Bloomfield is a town located in Hartford County, Connecticut. ... Location of South Windsor within Connecticut. ... Motto: First in Connecticut, First for its Citizens Location in Hartford County, Connecticut Coordinates: , NECTA Hartford-West Hartford-East Hartford Region Capitol Region Settled 1633 Named 1637 Government  - Type Council-manager[1]  - Town manager Peter Souza  - Town council Donald S. Trinks, Mayor; Timothy Curtis, Deputy Mayor; Robert B. Gegetskas II...


The Connecticut River separates Hartford from the city's eastern suburbs. The Connecticut River as seen from the French King Bridge in western Massachusetts. ...


The Park River originally divided Hartford into northern and southern sections and was a major part of Bushnell Park. The river was nearly completely enclosed by flood control projects in the 1940s.[4] The former course of the river can still be seen in some of the roadways that were built in its place, such as Jewell St. and the Conlin-Whitehead Highway.[9] This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Pond at Bushnell Park in Hartford, Connecticut. ... The Conlin-Whitehead Highway, commonly known as the Whitehead Highway, is a short spur (0. ...


Hartford lies in the Humid continental climate zone. Summers are typically hot and muggy, while winters are typically cold with frequent snowfall. The average annual precipitation is around 44 inches, which is distributed fairly evenly throughout the year. Hartford typically receives about 48.0 inches of snow in an average winter; the record seasonal snowfall was 115.2 inches in 1996.[10] The first snowfall typically occurs in mid to late November and the last snow of the season usually occurs in late March, although accumulating snow has occurred as early as late September and as late as mid-May in extreme events. Summers are typically hot and humid with daytime temperatures often exceeding 90°F (32°C). Thunderstorms are common during the summer months since the frontal boundary that separates the tropical air mass from colder air to the north moves back and forth over the city throughout the summer. While these thunderstorms may be severe with damaging winds and hail, tornadoes are rare. Tropical storms and hurricanes have also struck Hartford, although the occurrence of such systems is rare. The humid continental climate is a climate found over large areas of land masses in the temperate regions of the mid-latitudes where there is a zone of conflict between polar and tropical air masses. ...

Monthly Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rec High °F (°C) 71 (21.6) 73 (22.7) 89 (31.6) 96 (35.5) 99 (37.2) 100 (37.7) 102 (38.8) 102 (38.8) 99 (37.2) 91 (32.7) 81 (27.2) 76 (24.4)
Norm High °F (°C) 34.1 (1.2) 37.7 (3.2) 47.7 (8.7) 59.9 (15.5) 71.7 (22.05) 80 (26.6) 84.9 (29.4) 82.5 (28.05) 74.3 (23.5) 63.1 (17.3) 50.9 (10.5) 39 (3.8)
Norm Low °F (°C) 17.2 (-8.2) 19.9 (-6.7) 28.3 (-2.05) 37.9 (3.3) 48.1 (8.9) 57 (13.8) 62.4 (16.8) 60.7 (15.9) 52.1 (11.2) 40.6 (4.7) 32.6 (0.3) 22.6 (-5.2)
Rec Low °F (°C) -26 (-32.2) -21 (-29.4) -6 (-21.1) 9 (-12.7) 28 (-2.2) 35 (1.6) 44 (6.6) 36 (2.2) 30 (-1.1) 17 (-8.3) 1 (-17.2) -14 (-25.5)
Precip in (mm) 3.84 (97.536) 2.96 (75.184) 3.88 (98.552) 3.86 (98.044) 4.39 (111.506) 3.85 (97.79) 3.67 (93.218) 3.98 (100.33) 4.13 (104.902) 3.94 (100.076) 4.06 (103.124) 3.6 (91.44)
Source: USTravelWeather.com [2]

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1800 3,523
1810 3,955 12.3%
1820 4,726 19.5%
1830 7,074 49.7%
1840 9,468 33.8%
1850 13,555 43.2%
1860 26,917 98.6%
1870 37,180 38.1%
1880 42,015 13.0%
1890 53,230 26.7%
1900 79,850 50.0%
1910 98,915 23.9%
1920 138,036 39.6%
1930 164,072 18.9%
1940 166,267 1.3%
1950 177,397 6.7%
1960 162,178 -8.6%
1970 158,017 -2.6%
1980 136,392 -13.7%
1990 139,739 2.5%
2000 121,578 -13.0%
Est. 2006 124,512 [11] 2.4%
Population 1800 - 1990[12]

As of the census[13] of 2000, there were 121,578 people, 44,986 households, and 27,171 families residing in the city. The population density was 7,025.5 people per square mile (2,711.8/km²). There were 50,644 housing units at an average density of 2,926.5/sq mi (1,129.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 27.72% White, 38.05% Black or African American, 0.54% Native American, 1.62% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 26.51% from other races, and 5.44% from two or more races. 40.52% of the population were Hispanic or Latino, chiefly of Puerto Rican origin. 17.83% of the population classified itself as non-Hispanic White. The United States Census of 1800 was the second Census conducted in the United States. ... The United States Census of 1810 was the third Census conducted in the United States. ... The United States Census of 1820 was the fourth Census conducted in the United States. ... The United States Census of 1830 was the fifth Census conducted in the United States. ... The Sixth Census of the United States, conducted by the Bureau of the Census, determined the resident population of the United States to be 17,069,453 — an increase of 32. ... The Seventh Census of the United States, conducted by the Bureau of the Census, determined the resident population of the United States to be 23,191,876 — an increase of 35. ... The United States Census of 1860 was the eighth Census conducted in the United States. ... The Ninth United States Census was taken in 1870. ... 1880 US Census The United States Census of 1880 was the tenth United States Census. ... The Eleventh United States Census was taken June 1, 1890. ... 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twentieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,545,805, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... Hispanic Americans (Spanish: Hispano Americano) are Americans of Hispanic ethnicity who largely identify with the Hispanic cultural heritage. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 44,986 households out of which 34.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 25.2% were married couples living together, 29.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.6% were non-families. 33.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.33. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 30.1% under the age of 18, 12.6% from 18 to 24, 29.8% from 25 to 44, 18.0% from 45 to 64, and 9.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.0 males.


With 30.% of the population living below the poverty line, Hartford's rate of poverty is second in the United States only to Brownsville, Texas.[14] About 28.2% of families were below the poverty line, including 41.0% of those under age 18 and 23.2% of those age 65 or over. Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ... Brownsville is the county seat of Cameron County, Texas, United States, the southernmost city in Texas. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


The median income for a household in the city was $24,820, and the median income for a family was $27,051. Males had a median income of $28,444 versus $26,131 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,428. After World War II and continuing through the latter half of the 20th century, many Puerto Ricans moved to the city of Hartford. As of 2000, 32.56% of Hartford residents claimed Puerto Rican heritage. This was the second largest concentration of Puerto Ricans on the US mainland, behind only Holyoke, Massachusetts[citation needed]. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Puerto Rican. ... See Holyoke, Colorado for the city in Colorado. ...

Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of October 25, 2005[15]
Party Active Voters Inactive Voters Total Voters Percentage
  Democratic 30,332 5,981 36,313 65.81%
  Republican 2,248 351 2,599 4.71%
  Unaffiliated 12,880 3,324 16,204 29.37%
  Minor Parties 48 13 61 0.11%
Total 45,508 9,669 55,177 100%

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Neighborhoods

Hartford's neighborhoods are a diverse and historic lot. Downtown Hartford is the location of the central business district. Parkville is named for the confluence of the north and the south branches of the Park River; it is home to Real Art Ways. Frog Hollow is home to Pope Park and the prestigious Trinity College which is in close proximity of the downtown area of Hartford. Asylum Hill is a mixed residential and business area housing the headquarters of several insurance companies and the Mark Twain House. The West End is home to the Governor's residence, the University of Hartford and abuts the Hartford Golf Club. Sheldon Charter Oak was the location of the Charter Oak and its successor monument and also the former Colt headquarters including Armsmear. The North East neighborhood is home to Keney Park. The South End features "Little Italy". South Green hosts Hartford Hospital. The South Meadows is the site of Hartford-Brainard Airport and Hartford's industrial community. The North Meadows has retail strips and car dealerships and is the location of the Dodge Music Center. Other neighborhoods in Hartford: Barry Square, Behind the Rocks, Blue Hills, Clay Arsenal, Southwest, and Upper Albany.
The Neighborhoods of Hartford, Connecticut are varied and historic. ... Tennis courts in Pope Park, circa 1893. ... Trinity College is a private liberal arts college in Hartford, Connecticut. ... South view of the Mark Twain House The Mark Twain House was the home of Mark Twain (a. ... The University of Hartford, often called UHA or UHart, was founded in 1877, and is a private, independent, and nonsectarian coeducational university located in West Hartford, Connecticut. ... The Charter Oak on the Connecticut quarter The Charter Oak was an unusually large white oak tree growing, from around the 12th or 13th century until 1856, on what the English colonists named Wyllys Hill, in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. // Early history The Dutch explorer Adrian (or Adriaen) Block described, in... Armsmear Armsmear (meadow of arms), also known as the Samuel Colt House, is a historic house located at 80 Wethersfield Avenue, Hartford, Connecticut. ... Hartford Hospital was formed in 1854 after the State of Connecticut granted a charter for the Formation of Hartford Hospital following a boiler explosion and resulting fire at the Fales and Grey Car Works resulting in 21 deaths and 50 people seriously injured. ... Hartford-Brainard Airport (IATA: HFD, ICAO: KHFD) is a Class D, towered public airport located three miles (5 km) southeast of downtown Hartford, in Hartford County, Connecticut, USA. It is operated by the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT). ...


Economy

Greater Hartford is an international center of the insurance industry, with companies such as Travelers, Aetna, and The Hartford based in the city. The area is also home to CIGNA, Colt Firearms, and large corporations like United Technologies (the corporate parent of Pratt & Whitney, Otis, Sikorsky, Carrier Corporation, Hamilton Sundstrand, UTC Fire & Security and UTC Fuel Cells). Insurance, in law and economics, is a form of risk management primarily used to hedge against the risk of a contingent loss. ... The Travelers Companies (NYSE: TRV) is the second largest underwriter of commercial property casualty and personal insurance in the United States. ... Aetna, Inc. ... The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc. ... CIGNA (NYSE: CI) is a Philadelphia-based insurance company, the oldest stock insurance company in the United States. ... Rampant Colt - The original logo of Colts Firearms Colts Manufacturing Company was founded in Hartford, Connecticut in 1847 by Samuel Colt in order to produce revolvers, which Colt held the patent on, during the Mexican-American War. ... United Technologies Corporation (UTC) (NYSE: UTX) is a major multinational corporation based in Hartford, Connecticut. ... Pratt & Whitney is an American aircraft engine manufacturer whose products are widely used in both civil and military aircraft. ... The Otis Elevator Company is the worlds largest manufacturer of vertical transportation systems, principally elevators and escalators. ... Sikorsky is an American aircraft and helicopter manufacturer. ... The Carrier Corporation is the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, and a global leader in the commercial refrigeration and food service equipment industry. ... Hamilton Sundstrand, owned by UTC, is headquartered in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. ... UTC Fire & Security is a combination of businesses which United Technologies Corporation acquired in order to enter this particular segment of the building systems market, including: Chubb Security, a security company dealing in everything from safes to armoured vehicles and security systems, in 2003 Kidde, a specialist in fire systems...


Nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century Hartford was a major manufacturing and publishing city. Among these was the pioneer automobile maker Pope.[16] As in many northern industrial cities, many factories have been closed, relocated, or reduced. Car redirects here. ... Pope Manufacturing Company is a manufacturing company started by Albert Augustus Pope in Hartford, CT. Until 1896, it was the leading US producer of bicycles. ...


Hartford has long been important to insurance companies and is often called the "insurance capital of the world," although recent insurance mergers reduced employment at insurance companies in Hartford. MetLife and Lincoln Financial have cut their Hartford workforces and MassMutual has relocated its Hartford operations to Enfield, Connecticut to be closer to its headquarters in Springfield, Massachusetts. Recently, Hartford has shown continuing viability as an insurance mecca. St. Paul Travelers has announced it will bring 600 jobs to the area (500 of them in downtown Hartford); Aetna is moving more than 3,500 employees to the city from Middletown, Connecticut. MetLife, Inc. ... Lincoln National Corporation is a holding company, which operates multiple insurance and investment management businesses through subsidiary companies. ... MassMutual Financial Group, best known as the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, is a major financial services corporation. ... Enfield (CT) Shaker Village Enfield is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. ... Nickname: Location in Hampden County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Hampden Settled 1636 Incorporated 1852 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Charles Ryan (D) Area  - Total 33. ... The St. ... Aetna, Inc. ... Nickname: Forest City Coordinates: NECTA Hartford Region Midstate Region Incorporated (town) 1651 Incorporated (city) 1784 Consolidated 1923 Government type Mayor-council Mayor Sebastian N. Giuliano Area    - City 42. ...


Education

Colleges and universities

Hartford houses several world-class institutions such as the Wadsworth Atheneum, Trinity College in the city's Barry Square neighborhood, the Hartford Conservatory (in the Asylum Hill neighborhood), The Institute of Living, Capital Community College (located downtown), the University of Connecticut School of Business (also downtown), Hartford Seminary (in the West End), the University of Connecticut School of Law (also in the West End) and Rensselaer at Hartford (a North Meadows branch campus of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute). The University of Hartford is located in Hartford, West Hartford, and Bloomfield. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1083 KB)Trinity College at Hartford, Connecticut File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2272x1704, 1083 KB)Trinity College at Hartford, Connecticut File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Trinity College is a private liberal arts college in Hartford, Connecticut. ... The Wadsworth Atheneum is the oldest public art museum in the United States and largest in the state of Connecticut. ... Trinity College is a private liberal arts college in Hartford, Connecticut. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Institute of Living (IOL) is a mental health center in Hartford, Connecticut affiliated with Hartford Hospital. ... Capital Community College is a community college in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. ... The University of Connecticut (UConn) School of Business was founded in 1941 with the mission to create and disseminate knowledge that significantly influences and enriches the students, the community of business scholars and the global world of business practice. ... Hartford Seminary is a theological college in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. Hartford Seminarys origins date from 1833, when the Pastoral Union of Connecticut was formed by a group of Congregational ministers for pastoral training. ... The University of Connecticut School of Law is a public law school located in Hartford, Connecticut and is the only public law school in Connecticut and among only two in New England. ... Rensselaer at Hartford is the Hartford, CT branch of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute of Troy, NY. It was known as the Hartford Graduate Center until 1997. ... Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, or RPI, is a nonsectarian, coeducational private research university in Troy, New York, a city lying just outside the state capital of Albany. ... The University of Hartford, often called UHA or UHart, was founded in 1877, and is a private, independent, and nonsectarian coeducational university located in West Hartford, Connecticut. ...


The Hartford and Springfield, Massachusetts region hosts over 26 colleges and universities including each State's flagship university. The Hartford-Springfield area has been monikered as New England's Knowledge Corridor for the second largest concentration of institutions of higher learning in New England. Nickname: Location in Hampden County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Hampden Settled 1636 Incorporated 1852 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Charles Ryan (D) Area  - Total 33. ... New Englands Knowledge Corridor constitutes an economic and cultural partnership between the Connecticut River cities of Springfield, Massachusetts, Hartford, Connecticut, and surrounding towns. ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ...


Primary and secondary education

Hartford is served by Hartford Public Schools [3]. Hartford Public High School, the nation's second oldest high school, is located in the Asylum Hill neighborhood of Hartford. The city is also home to Bulkeley High School on Wethersfield Avenue and Weaver High School on Granby Street. Also, Hartford contains The Learning Corridor, which is home to the Montessori Magnet School, Hartford Magnet Middle School, Greater Harford Academy of Math and Science, and the Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts. The city is also home to A.I. Prince Technical High School, one of the technical high schools in the Connecticut Technical High School System. Hartford Public High School was founded in 1638, it is the second oldest secondary school in the United States, second to Harvard University. ... For other uses, see High school (disambiguation). ... Morgan Bulkeley. ...


Culture

Points of interest

  • Aetna Headquarters - The world's largest colonial revival building, the Aetna headquarters is crowned by a tall Georgian tower inspired by the Old State House downtown.
  • Armsmear - The Colt family estate.
  • Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts
  • Bushnell Park - Located below the State Capitol and legislative office complex, this park consists of rolling lawn, sculpture, fountains, and an historic carousel. It is the first park in the country purchased by a municipality for public use, and it was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted before his Central Park in New York. The Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Arch is an 85 ft (26 m) Civil War Memorial which frames the northern entrance to the park.
  • Cathedral of St. Joseph - Located just west of downtown along Farmington Avenue in the Asylum Hill neighborhood this Roman Catholic cathedral (built in 1961 to replace its predecessor lost to fire) has large Parisian stained glass windows and the largest ceramic tile mural of Christ in Glory in the world.
  • Charter Oak Cultural Center[4] - Located at 21 Charter Oak Avenue, near the Charter Oak monument, COCC is housed in the first synagogue in Connecticut, built in 1876. Today it is a secular non-profit institution bringing together art, drama, music, and other cultural excursions.
  • Cheney Building - Notable building by famed architect H. H. Richardson.
  • Colt Armory - Topped with a blue and gold dome, the complex is currently being redeveloped and renovated. It will feature office space, apartments, and retail space.
  • Connecticut Science Center - The 150,000 square foot (14,000 m²) facility will be built along the Connecticut River on Columbus Boulevard next to the convention center (opening in 2008).
  • Connecticut Convention Center - The 540,000 square foot (42,000 m²) convention center is now open, and overlooks the Connecticut River and the central business district. Attached to the center is a new 409 room 22 story Marriott Hotel (opened in late August 2005).
  • Connecticut State Capitol - Located at Bushnell Park, this large Gothic-inspired building features many statues on its exterior. It is topped with a gold leafed dome.
  • Constitution Plaza - Built in the early 1960s, Constitution Plaza is a renowned as well as notorious redevelopment project. To build the plaza, Hartford's Front Street neighborhood was razed. The complex is comprised of numerous office buildings, underground parking, a restaurant, and outdoor courtyards along with a broadcasting studio whose occupants relocted to Rocky Hill. During the holiday season the area is filled with Christmas lights for the Festival of Light. The Plaza passes over I-91 and connects the city to the Connecticut River.
  • Elizabeth Park & Rose Garden[5] - Split between the Hartford/West Hartford border, with both sections of the park administered by the City of Hartford.
  • Harriet Beecher Stowe House & Research Center - The former home of Harriet Beecher Stowe is now a museum located on Farmington Avenue near the Mark Twain House.
  • Hartford Civic Center - Built in 1975, the center hosts concerts and shows. It hosted the former NHL Hartford Whalers, and is currently the home to the Hartford Wolf Pack AHL hockey team and is a part-time home to UConn basketball team. A new 36 story apartment complex (Hartford 21) has been built directly on top of the Civic Center and includes retail and entertainment space. It's the tallest apartment building in New England (completed in 2006). The arena also hosted WrestleMania XI in 1995, the 1981 World Figure Skating Championship, and the 1986 NHL All Star Game.
  • The Hartford Financial Services Group headquarters campus on Asylum Hill occupies the former site of American School for the Deaf
  • Hartford Stage - One of the top regional theaters (winner of a Tony Award), dedicated to the production of classic works and new play development.
  • Hartford Symphony Orchestra - Connecticut's premier musical organization and one of America's leading regional orchestras
  • The Hartt School at the University of Hartford is recognized as one of the premiere performing arts conservatories in the United States.
  • Isham-Terry House- built in 1854 as the residence of a businessman. The house is designed as an Italian Villa.
South view of the Mark Twain House
South view of the Mark Twain House
  • The Mark Twain House and Museum- Once the home of Samuel Clemens, the house is now a museum, located in Nook Farm, now part of the Asylum Hill neighborhood, on Farmington Avenue.
  • Old State House - The Old State House (1796, oldest in the nation) was the first in the U.S., designed by Charles Bulfinch, and recently restored with a gold-leafed dome rising from its top. The Old State House sits facing the Connecticut River in Downtown.
  • Pope Park, Hartford, Connecticut
  • Real Art Ways is one of the oldest alternative art spaces in the United States. It hosts a vigorous schedule of contemporary art, music, and film.
  • Riverfront Recapture and Park - This park connects the downtown with the Connecticut River. It contains bike and walking trails, playing fields, and a white triangle-shaped dome covers one of the performing stages. The boat launch for a Connecticut River tour is also located here. A walkway spanning the Connecticut River leads to East Hartford.
  • Saint Thomas Seminary - Located on 80 acres (324,000 m²) in Bloomfield. The seminary is three miles (5 km) north of Hartford near the University of Hartford. The seminary opened in 1930 and its campus consists of rolling greens and Gothic-inspired buildings.
  • Trinity College - The liberal arts college, founded in 1823, has more than 2,100 students. The college is consistently ranked as one of the top 30 liberal arts colleges in America.
  • University of Connecticut School of Business - In an effort to be more accessible to part time business students, a branch of the University of Connecticut Business school operates in downtown Hartford. The building is located on Market Street just north of Constitution Plaza.
  • University of Connecticut School of Law - located just off Farmington Avenue, the campus includes an extensive, large Gothic-inspired library.
  • University of Hartford - The University, which was founded in 1877, sits on 340 acres (1.4 km²) with a 13 acre (53,000 m²) campus on Bloomfield Avenue situated on land divided between Hartford, West Hartford and Bloomfield - minutes from downtown, and located in the Blue Hills neighborhood. There are more than 7,200 students and 86 undergraduate majors.
  • Wadsworth Atheneum of Art - The oldest art museum in the U.S. is located on Main Street in downtown Hartford opposite the Travelers Tower. The museum features a significant collection of Italian Baroque old masters and post-impressionist modern art.

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Sports

Club Sport League Venue
Hartford Wolf Pack Ice Hockey American Hockey League XL Center

The Discover Hartford Bicycling and Walking Tour is a family friendly tour of downtown Hartford. The most recent tour took place Saturday, September 8, 2007 and was co-sponsored by the City of Hartford and the Central Connecticut Bicycle Alliance. More than 45 Hartford community organizations are supporting this unique experience of Connecticut's capital city. The tour includes 10-mile (20 km) and 25-mile (40 km) bicycling options, and a 2-hour walking tour option. The Hartford Wolf Pack are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... The American Hockey League (AHL) is a professional ice hockey league in North America, that serves as the primary developmental circuit for the National Hockey League (NHL). ...


Changing Skyline

The Connecticut Convention Center
The Connecticut Convention Center

Billing itself as "New England's rising star",[17] Hartford has generated renewed interest with both local and national developers who are investing heavily in the city through a variety of projects, in different stages. These investments include commercial and residential projects such as Hartford 21 and a new science center, an extensive system of riverfront trails and parks, neighborhood improvements to Park Street and Parkville, the renovation of the historic Colt building to National Park standards, and significant development in the central business district. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 463 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1159 × 1500 pixel, file size: 126 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Connecticut Convention Center | Photo Credit: Brian Gassel, TVS | I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 463 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1159 × 1500 pixel, file size: 126 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Connecticut Convention Center | Photo Credit: Brian Gassel, TVS | I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document...


In 1997, the city lost its professional hockey franchise, the Hartford Whalers, but efforts are being made to bring an NHL team back to the city. City officials and developers are talking about the possibility of a new city arena to house this team. The Hartford Whalers were an American professional ice hockey team based in Hartford, Connecticut. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ...


Currently there are more than 1 billion dollars' worth of private and publicly funded projects happening throughout the city's 17 neighborhoods. The overlying theme for development in the city was to create more activity downtown and reconnect Constitution Plaza to the waterfront, which was cut off when Interstate 91 was constructed. A majority of the development happening in the city is downtown. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Hartford, Connecticut. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 91 Interstate 91 (abbreviated I-91) is an interstate highway in the New England section of the United States. ...


Some of the major projects include:

Adriaen's Landing seen from atop the Founders Bridge
Adriaen's Landing seen from atop the Founders Bridge

Adriaen's Landing: The state- and privately-funded project is situated on the banks of the Connecticut River along Columbus Boulevard, and connects to Constitution Plaza. Constitution Plaza forced hundreds of households to relocate when it was built a few decades ago. The latest project includes the 540,000-square-foot (50,000 m²) Connecticut Convention Center, which opened in June 2005 and is the largest meeting space between New York City and Boston. Attached to the convention center is the 22-story, 409 room Marriott Hartford Hotel-Downtown which opened in August 2005. Being constructed next to the convention center and hotel is the 140,000-square-foot (13,000 m²) Connecticut Science Center. The final component of the project is "Front Street", which sits across from the convention center and is the retail, entertainment and residential component of the entire project. Publicly funded parts of the project will include transportation improvements (see below). There have been significant delays in the Front Street project, with the first developer being removed from the project because of lack of progress. The city has chosen a new developer (the third), but work is yet to begin on the retail and residential component of Front Street. The city and state may soon take action again to get the project moving. There has been talk of bringing an ESPN Zone to the Front Street retail space, which would make sense considering that ESPN is headquartered in nearby Bristol. On the back side of Front Street, the historic Beaux-Arts Hartford Times Building is being converted into the home of administrative offices for the Wadsworth Atheneum. In 2004 Underground Coalition, a Connecticut hip hop promotion company, produced The First Annual Hartford Hip Hop festival, which also took place at the Adriaen's Landing. The event drew over 5,000 hip hop enthusiasts from throughout New England to the Hartford waterfront. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ... The Founders Bridge is one of the three highway bridges over the Connecticut River in Hartford, Connecticut. ... The Connecticut River as seen from the French King Bridge in western Massachusetts. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... Marriott International, Inc. ... ESPN Zone is a small chain of very large sports-themed restaurants that include arcades, TV studios, and radio studios. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting and producing sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... Nickname: Mum City Coordinates: NECTA Hartford Region Central Connecticut Incorporated (town) 1785 Incorporated (city) 1911 Government  - Type Mayor-council  - Mayor William T. Stortz Area  - City 69. ... Beaux-Arts architecture[1] denotes the academic classical architectural style that was taught at the École des Beaux Arts in Paris. ... The Wadsworth Atheneum is the oldest public art museum in the United States and largest in the state of Connecticut. ...


Hartford 21: Recently completed, on the site of the Hartford Civic Center Mall, the project includes a 36 story residential tower—the tallest residential tower between New York City and Boston. Attached to the tower is 90,000 square feet (8,000 m²) of office space and 45,000 square feet (4,200 m²) of retail space, all of which is contained in a connected complex. The Greater Hartford YMCA has opened in the complex and will soon be closing its Jewell Street site which will be knocked down for another project. The Hartford Civic Center Arena remains open and hosts the AHL Hartford Wolfpack and the UConn men's and women's basketball teams, as well as shows and concerts. The Hartford Civic Center is a sports and convention complex located in Hartford, Connecticut, USA owned by the City of Hartford and operated by Madison Square Garden Connecticut under contract with the Connecticut Development Authority. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Nickname: City on the Hill, Beantown, The Hub (of the Universe)1, Athens of America, The Cradle of Revolution, Puritan City, Americas Walking City Location in Massachusetts, USA Counties Suffolk County Mayor Thomas M. Menino(D) Area    - City 232. ... Not to be confused with YWCA. This article is about the association. ... The Hartford Civic Center is a sports and convention complex located in Hartford, Connecticut, USA owned by the City of Hartford and operated by Madison Square Garden Connecticut under contract with the Connecticut Development Authority. ... The Hartford Wolf Pack are an ice hockey team in the American Hockey League. ... The University of Connecticut is the State of Connecticuts land-grant university. ...


Capital Community College at the G. Fox Department Store: The 913,000-square-foot (84,800 m²) former home of the G. Fox & Company Department Store on Main Street recently underwent a complete renovation and is now the new home of Capital Community College as well as offices for the State of Connecticut and ground level retail space. Capital Community College helps train (mostly) adult students in specific career fields. Many of these careers will not provide the kind of paycheck needed for them to move into a downtown highrise. On Thursdays, vendors sell crafts on the Main Street level. Two music clubs, Mezzanine and Room 960, are housed in the building. Capital Community College is a community college in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. ...


Connecticut Culinary Institute: The school recently relocated its main campus to the former Hastings Hotel and Conference Center, which is next to Aetna headquarters in the city's Asylum Hill neighborhood just west of downtown. The school also has a branch campus in Suffield, Connecticut. The Hastings Hotel and Conference Center, which closed abruptly in 2004, was the hotel where former President Bill Clinton stayed when he was in the city. The Culinary Institute took a hit when one of its chefs was arrested for allegedly poisoning a mousse pie at a Connecticut school. Aetna, Inc. ... Suffield is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. ... William Jefferson Bill Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III[1] on August 19, 1946) was the 42nd President of the United States, serving from 1993 to 2001. ...


Rentschler Field: Though in neighboring East Hartford, the stadium for UConn football was part of the revitalization plan for Hartford and was built on some of the lands donated by United Technologies. The bulk of the land donated will be used for technology, entertainment, lodging and retail development. Rentschler Field is a stadium in East Hartford, Connecticut. ... East Hartford (41n47, 72w37 EST) is a town located in Hartford County, Connecticut. ... United Technologies Corporation (UTC) (NYSE: UTX) is a major multinational corporation based in Hartford, Connecticut. ...


Transportation and parking changes: The New Britain-Hartford Busway is in the works. Local activists are pushing for more bike lanes, as well as for these lanes to be respected by motorists and kept clear of debris. The local bicycle advocacy organization formed in 2005, Central Connecticut Bicycle Alliance, has been making surprising inroads in Hartford and the surrounding suburbs.


Some roads were turned into pedestrian walkways to reduce gridlock, while other roads were widened or made one-way. Some intersections were also improved to better handle traffic. A large parking garage was built downtown to ease parking problems. A series of shuttle routes was created, known originally as the "Downtown Circulator Project" and now run by the Greater Hartford Transit District.


New condos and apartments:

  • Trumbull on the Park: This apartment community recently opened along Bushnell Park, housed in a new 11 story brick building and also has a parking garage and ground level retail space. Additional units are housed in recently renovated historic buildings nearby on Lewis Street.
  • 55 on the Park: Formerly a SNET office building, it has been turned into luxury apartments that sit along Bushnell Park. The building reopened a few years ago and was among the first new residences to open downtown in years.
  • Sage Allen Building: On Main Street, the former Sage Allen department store building has been turned into 44 4-bedroom townhouses as well as an upscale apartment building comprising about 70 units that opened in January 2007. The project also includes the renovation of the Richardson Food Court and the reopening of Temple Street, which once again reconnects Main and Market Streets. Many of the townhouses will be occupied by University of Hartford students. It sits directly across Market Street from the university's Business Graduate Learning Center.
  • The Metropolitan: The former Hartford Electric Light Company Building on Pearl Street is being converted into luxury condominiums.
  • American Airlines Building: Located at 901 Main Street across from Capital Community College at the former G. Fox Building and the Residence Inn by Marriott in the Richardson Building, 901 Main Street was home to an E. J. Korvette department store and later American Airlines. Today the building is being converted into condominiums and apartments with renovated ground-level retail space.

The Southern New England Telephone Company (commonly referred to as SNET by its customers) started operations on January 27, 1878 as the District Telephone Company of New Haven. ... The University of Hartford, often called UHA or UHart, was founded in 1877, and is a private, independent, and nonsectarian coeducational university located in West Hartford, Connecticut. ... Residence Inn by Marriott is a brand of extended stay hotels. ... E.J. Korvette was an American chain of discount department stores, founded in 1948 in New York City. ...

Media

The daily Hartford Courant newspaper is the country's oldest continuously published newspaper, founded in 1764. A weekly newspaper which is owned by the same company that owns the Courant, the Hartford Advocate, also serves Hartford and the surrounding area, as does the Hartford Business Journal ("Greater Hartford's Business Weekly") and the weekly Hartford News. The Hartford Courant is Connecticuts largest daily newspaper, and the only morning newspaper for most of the state north of New Haven and east of Waterbury. ... The Hartford Advocate is a alternative newspaper that is published weekly in Hartford, Connecticut and serves mainly the Greater Hartford area. ...


The Hartford region is also served by several magazines. Among the local publications are: Hartford Magazine,a monthly lifestyle magazine serving Greater Hartford; CT Cottages & Gardens; Connecticut Business, a glossy monthly serving all of Connecticut; and Home Living CT, a home and garden magazine published five times a year and distributed statewide.


Several television and radio stations based in Hartford cover the entire state. These stations serve the Hartford/New Haven market, which is the 29th largest market in the U.S. The following is a list of radio stations in Connecticut. ... New Haven redirects here. ...


Transportation

Airports

Bradley International Airport, in Windsor Locks, Connecticut, is twenty minutes north of Hartford and serves Hartford and Springfield. BDL redirects here. ... Windsor Locks is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. ... Nickname: Location in Hampden County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Hampden Settled 1636 Incorporated 1852 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Charles Ryan (D) Area  - Total 33. ...


Westover Metropolitan Airport, in Chicopee, Massachusetts was the "Hartford" destination for low-cost carrier Skybus Airlines. Location in Hampden County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Hampden County Settled 1640 Incorporated 1848 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Michael D. Bissonnette Area  - City  23. ... Skybus Airlines is a privately held airline based in Columbus, Ohio, USA. It is an ultra-low-cost carrier, modeled after the European airline Ryanair and the early years of Southwest Airlines. ...


Other airports serving the Hartford area include:

Hartford-Brainard Airport (IATA: HFD, ICAO: KHFD) is a Class D, towered public airport located three miles (5 km) southeast of downtown Hartford, in Hartford County, Connecticut, USA. It is operated by the Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT). ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 91 Interstate 91 (abbreviated I-91) is an interstate highway in the New England section of the United States. ... For the regional airport in Wisconsin, see John F. Kennedy Memorial Airport. ... LaGuardia Airport (IATA: LGA, ICAO: KLGA, FAA LID: LGA) (pronounced La-Gwardia) is an airport serving New York City, New York, United States, located on the waterfront of Flushing Bay, and borders the neighborhoods of Astoria, Jackson Heights and East Elmhurst in the borough of Queens. ... For the Logan airport in Billings, Montana, see Billings Logan International Airport. ... Tweed New Haven Regional Airport (IATA: HVN, ICAO: KHVN), formerly known as Tweed-New Haven Airport, is a municipal airport offering commercial and general service in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. It is partially located in the town of East Haven. ... US Airways Express is a brand name used by several individually owned airlines or airline holding companies which provide regional airline and commuter service for US Airways. ...

Buses

Hartford city buses run at regular intervals to many parts of the city. A free bus circles downtown. Interstate bus service is provided by Bonanza Bus, Greyhound Bus and by Peter Pan Bus Lines. Additionally, there are buses for connections to smaller cities in the state. The bus station is at the train station at One Union Place in downtown Hartford. Greyhound Lines is the largest intercity common carrier of passengers by bus in North America, serving 2200 destinations in the United States. ... Peter Pan Bus Lines is a long-distance bus carrier that operates in the northeastern states of the United States. ...


Highways

Bulkeley Bridge over Connecticut River in Hartford
Bulkeley Bridge over Connecticut River in Hartford

During the 1960s and 1970s, Hartford was something of a poster child for highway construction, and several highways surround the downtown area. Still more projects were canceled, both within the city and the suburbs like the proposed I-291 beltway, because of community opposition. The Bulkeley Bridge is a stone arch bridge composed of nine spans located in Hartford, Connecticut. ... A poster that generates sympathy for a child in order to promote childrens health and solicit donations The phrase poster child (sometimes poster boy) originally referred to a child afflicted by some disease or deformity whose picture is used on posters to raise money for charitable purposes; he was... Interstate 291 is a Interstate that starts at Route 218 in Windsor has an Interchange at I-91,has a partial interchange with Route 159 goes across the Connecticut River on the Bissell Bridge, has an interchanges with Route , than goes to an Interchange with I-84, and I-384...


I-84 runs from Scranton, to its intersection with I-90 in Sturbridge, near the Massachusetts border. I-91 starts in New Haven off I-95 and continues to Canada along the Connecticut River. The two highways intersect in downtown Hartford. Their interchange remained incomplete, anticipating the extension of the Conland-Whitehead Highway to connect the two near the capitol building. This created a traffic tie-up that was unsnarled in the 1990s. Hartford experiences heavy traffic as a result of its suburban population, which is proportionally much larger than that of any other nearby city. As a result, thousands of people travel on area highways at the start of each workday. I-84 experiences traffic from Farmington through Hartford and into East Hartford and Manchester during the rush hour. Interstate 84 (abbreviated I-84) is an interstate highway extending from Dunmore, Pennsylvania (near Scranton, Pennsylvania) at an intersection with Interstate 81 to Sturbridge, Massachusetts at an intersection with the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90). ... Scranton redirects here. ... The Massachusetts Turnpike (commonly shortened to Mass Pike or Masspike) is the easternmost 138-mile (222 km) stretch of Interstate 90. ... Sturbridge is a town located in Worcester County, Massachusetts. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 91 Interstate 91 (abbreviated I-91) is an interstate highway in the New England section of the United States. ... New Haven redirects here. ... Interstate 95, the main north-south Interstate Highway on the East Coast of the United States, runs in a general east-west compass direction for 111. ... The Connecticut River as seen from the French King Bridge in western Massachusetts. ... High-capacity freeway interchange in Los Angeles, California. ... The Conland-Whitehead Highway, commonly known as the Whitehead Highway, runs for 0. ... Coordinates: NECTA Hartford Region Capitol Region Incorporated 1645 Government  - Type Council-manager  - Town manager Kathleen Eagen  - Council chairman Michael Clark Area  - City 74. ... East Hartford (41n47, 72w37 EST) is a town located in Hartford County, Connecticut. ... Nickname: Motto: City of Village Charm Location in Hartford County, Connecticut Coordinates: , NECTA Region Founded 1672 Incorporated 1823 Government  - Type Council-manager  - General Manager Scott Shanley  - Board of directors Josh Howroyd (D), Mayor Jason E. Doucette (D) Lisa Paggioli ONeill (D) Matt Peak (R) Cheri Ann Pelletier (R) David... For other uses, see Rush hour (disambiguation). ...


Besides the two interstates, the Route 2 expressway runs from Norwich in the southeastern part of the state northward to East Hartford where it intersects with I-84. Route 2 is 58. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... East Hartford (41n47, 72w37 EST) is a town located in Hartford County, Connecticut. ...


Known as the Berlin Turnpike, Routes 5 and 15 run south of the city. Before I-91, the roadway carried people from Hartford to New Haven. Along the Berlin Turnpike is an array of stores, restaurants, and offices in Berlin, Newington, and Wethersfield. In Wethersfield, it becomes a limited-access roadway that intersects with I-91 and I-84. Past Berlin, Route 15 becomes the Wilbur Cross Parkway in Meriden, and later, the Merritt Parkway which runs parallel to I-95 to the New York border. The Berlin Turnpike is a 4-lane/6-lane divided arterial road carrying U.S. Route 5 and Connecticut Route 15 through the towns of Berlin, Newington, and Wethersfield. ... United States Highway 5 is a north-south United States highway. ... Route 15 (CT-15) is a highway in Connecticut that runs 83. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 91 Interstate 91 (abbreviated I-91) is an interstate highway in the New England section of the United States. ... New Haven redirects here. ... Berlin is a town located in Hartford County, Connecticut. ... Newington is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut. ... Wethersfield is a town in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 91 Interstate 91 (abbreviated I-91) is an interstate highway in the New England section of the United States. ... Interstate 84 (abbreviated I-84) is an interstate highway extending from Dunmore, Pennsylvania (near Scranton, Pennsylvania) at an intersection with Interstate 81 to Sturbridge, Massachusetts at an intersection with the Massachusetts Turnpike (Interstate 90). ... The Wilbur Cross Parkway is a limited access highway in Connecticut, comprising the portion of Route 15 between Milford and Meriden. ... Nickname: Location in Connecticut Coordinates: , NECTA Region Incorporated (town) 1806 Incorporated (city) 1867 Consolidated 1922 Government  - Type Council-manager  - Council leaders Mark Benigni, Mayor Matthew C. Dominello, Deputy Mayor Stephen T. Zerio, Council Leader Keith Gordon, Deputy Leader Patricia D. Lynes, Deputy Leader  - City manager Lawrence J. Kendzior Area  - City... Merritt Parkway in autumn. ... Interstate 95, the main north-south Interstate Highway on the East Coast of the United States, runs in a general east-west compass direction for 111. ... This article is about the state. ...


West of Hartford, Route 44 runs from West Hartford westward to the hills of northern Litchfield County and into New York. East of Hartford, Route 44 runs eastward to Putnam and into Rhode Island. U.S. Highway 44 is an east-west United States highway that runs for 238 miles (383 km) from Plymouth, Massachusetts to the Hudson Valley region of New York. ... Motto: Where City Style meets Village Charm Coordinates: , NECTA Region Incorporated 1854 Government  - Type Council-manager  - Town manager James Francis   - Town council Scott Slifka, Mayor Art Spada, Deputy Mayor Shari Cantor Barbara Carpenter Charles Coursey Maureen K. McClay Mark C. Sinatro Carolyn Thornberry Joseph Verrengia Area  - Total 58. ... Litchfield County is located in the northwestern corner of the state of Connecticut. ... This article is about the state. ... The Putnam Town Hall Bell is now located in Rotary Park. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


Railroad

See also: Union Station (Hartford)

The dependence on railroads has decreased since the construction of federal highways through the city center. However, Hartford Union Station at One Union Place still operates a significant schedule. Amtrak provides service from Hartford to Vermont via Springfield, and southward to New Haven, with connections to New York, Boston, Providence, and Washington DC. The station also serves numerous bus companies because of Hartford's mid-way location on the New York to Boston route. Union Station is the main railway station in Hartford, Connecticut. ... The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Nickname: Location in Hampden County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Hampden Settled 1636 Incorporated 1852 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Charles Ryan (D) Area  - Total 33. ... New Haven redirects here. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Boston redirects here. ... Providence redirects here. ... Flag Seal Nickname: DC, The District Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location Location of Washington, D.C., with regard to the surrounding states of Maryland and Virginia. ...


Currently, there are preliminary plans to create a New Haven-Hartford-Springfield Commuter Rail Line with stations in communities close to I-91. It would use rail currently used by Amtrak, which in turn was formerly part of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad system. Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Interstate 91 Interstate 91 (abbreviated I-91) is an interstate highway in the New England section of the United States. ... The high-speed Acela Express in West Windsor, New Jersey. ... The New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad (AAR reporting mark NH) was a railroad that operated in the northeast United States. ...


Public transport

Connecticut Transit is owned by the Connecticut Department of Transportation. CTTRANSIT operates local and commuter bus service within the city and the surrounding area. Taxi service is available from the train station at 1 Union Place or by calling one to any location in the area. There is a free downtown shuttle, and soon city buses will be equipped with bike racks. Connecticut Transit (CT Transit) is a bus system serving much of the U.S. state of Connecticut and is a division of that states Department of Transportation[1]. CT Transit provides bus service via contract providers for seven different metropolitan areas in the state, mostly concentrated in Hartford and... The Connecticut Department of Transportation (ConnDOT) is responsible for the development and operation of highways, railroads, mass transit systems, ports, waterways and aviation facilities in the U.S. state of Connecticut. ...


Famous Hartford residents

Main article: List of people from Hartford, Connecticut

Hartford has been home to many historically significant people: arts innovator "Chick" Austin (1900–1957); L. Paul Bremer (b. 1941), ex-Administrator of US-occupied Iraq and foreign service officer; city planner and parks champion Frederick Law Olmsted (1822–1903); and American financier and industrialist J.P. Morgan (1837-1913). Arthur Everett Austin, Jr. ... Lewis Paul Bremer III (born September 30, 1941), known as Paul Bremer and also nicknamed Jerry Bremer, was named Director of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance for post-war Iraq following the Iraq War of 2003, replacing Jay Garner on May 6, 2003. ... {{Infobox Person | name = | image = FLOlmstead. ... John Pierpont Morgan (April 17, 1837 – March 31, 1913), American financier and banker, was born in Hartford, Connecticut, a son of Junius Spencer Morgan (1813–1890), who was a partner of George Peabody and the founder of the house of J. S. Morgan & Co. ...


Some of America's most famous authors lived in Hartford, including Mark Twain (1835–1910), who moved to the city in 1874; his next-door neighbor at Nook Farm, Harriet Beecher Stowe (1811–1896); and poet Wallace Stevens (1879–1955), an insurance executive in the city. More recently Dominick Dunne (b. 1925) and John Gregory Dunne (1932-2003) resided in Hartford. Samuel Langhorne Clemens (November 30, 1835 – April 21, 1910),[1] better known by the pen name Mark Twain, was an American humanist,[2] humorist, satirist, lecturer and writer. ... Harriet Elizabeth Beecher Stowe (June 14, 1811 – July 1, 1896) was an American author and abolitionist, whose novel Uncle Toms Cabin (1852) attacked the cruelty of slavery; it reached millions as a novel and play, and became influential, even in Britain. ... Wallace Stevens Wallace Stevens (October 2, 1879 – August 2, 1955) was a major American Modernist poet. ... Dominick Dunne, born October 29, 1925 in Hartford, CT, is an American writer and investigative journalist describing the way high society interacts with the judiciary system. ... John Gregory Dunne (25 May 1932 - 30 December 2003) was an American novelist, screenwriter and literary critic. ...


Actors and others in the entertainment from Hartford include Katharine Hepburn, Linda Evans, comedian Totie Fields, Eriq La Salle, Norman Lear, Charles Nelson Reilly, and Sophie Tucker, (1884–1966), "last of the red-hot mamas." Amy Brenneman, who grew up in Glastonbury, adapted the experiences of her mother, a Connecticut Superior Court judge in Hartford, into the television series Judging Amy. Katharine Houghton Hepburn (May 12, 1907 – June 29, 2003) was an American actress of film, television and stage. ... Linda Evans (born Linda Evanstad on November 18, 1942, in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American actress known primarily for her roles on television. ... Totie Fields (May 7, 1930 - August 2, 1978) was a zaftig American comedian who was not afraid to poke fun at her own weight problems. ... Eriq La Salle (born July 23, 1962 in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American actor and director, best known for his portrayals of Darryl in the 1988 comedy film Coming to America and Dr. Peter Benton during the first eight seasons of the NBC drama series ER. Eriq La Salle directed... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Charles Nelson Reilly (January 13, 1931–May 25, 2007) was an American actor, director and drama teacher known for his comedic roles in movies, childrens television, animated cartoons, and as a panelist on the game show Match Game. ... Sophie Tucker, 1917 Sophie Tucker (January 13, 1884 - February 9, 1966) was a singer and comedian, one of the most popular United States entertainers of the first third of the 20th century. ... Actress Amy Brenneman (born June 22, 1964 in New London, Connecticut) is best-known for her roles in the television series NYPD Blue and Judging Amy. ... Location of Glastonbury in Connecticut Coordinates: , Country United States State Connecticut NECTA Hartford Region Capitol Region Settled 1636 Incorporated 1693 Government  - Type Council-manager  - Town manager Richard J. Johnson  - Town council Susan Karp, Chm. ... Judging Amy is an American television drama that aired from September 19, 1999 until May 3, 2005 on CBS. The show stars Amy Brenneman of NYPD Blue and Tyne Daly of Cagney & Lacey. ...


In the field of music, residents include Mark McGrath; jazz alto saxophonist Jackie McLean;[18] concert violinist Elmar Oliveira (b.1950); and gospel artist Kurt Carr were born in the city. Basketball stars include NBA players Marcus Camby, Johnny Egan, and Michael Adams. Mark Sayers McGrath (born March 15, 1968) is the lead singer of rock band Sugar Ray. ... John Lenwood (Jackie) McLean (born May 17, 1932) is an American jazz alto saxophonist and educator, born in New York City. ... Although not raised in a church-going family, gospel leader Kurt Carr took it upon himself to start attending services at age 13 and soon became active in his churchs musical programs. ... Marcus D. Camby (born March 22, 1974 in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays center for the Denver Nuggets of the NBA. He recently has won the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award[1] while leading the league in blocked shots. ... John Francis Johnny Egan (born January 31, 1939 in Hartford, Connecticut) is a former professional basketball player and coach. ... Michael Adams (born January 19, 1963 in Hartford, Connecticut) is a former NBA basketball player and current assistant coach for the University of Maryland, College Parks mens basketball team. ...


Sister cities

Hartford features numerous sister cities. They include: Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

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Appearances in popular culture

  • The city was the setting for the Amy Brenneman series Judging Amy, which aired on CBS from 1999-2005.
  • Many scenes in the WB/CW series Gilmore Girls take place in Hartford.
  • Hartford was the setting for the 2002 movie, Far From Heaven.
  • In the Simpsons episode They Saved Lisa's Brain, Homer enters a talent competition in which the winner will receive (as advertised on television) "a free trip to Hawaii". When participants show up for the event, the announcer reveals that the trip is actually to Hartford, Connecticut, claiming that "no one said Hawaii".

Actress Amy Brenneman (born June 22, 1964 in New London, Connecticut) is best-known for her roles in the television series NYPD Blue and Judging Amy. ... Judging Amy is an American television drama that aired from September 19, 1999 until May 3, 2005 on CBS. The show stars Amy Brenneman of NYPD Blue and Tyne Daly of Cagney & Lacey. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... The Warner Bros. ... The CW Television Network, normally abbreviated to The CW, also known as The New CW in its first season of the network, is a television network in the United States launched during the 2006 television season. ... Gilmore Girls is a long-running, Emmy Award winning, and Golden Globe nominated American television drama/comedy created by Amy Sherman-Palladino and starring Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel. ... Far from Heaven is a 2002, Academy Award-nominated film written and directed by Todd Haynes and starring Julianne Moore, Dennis Quaid, Ryan Ward, Dennis Haysbert, and Patricia Clarkson. ... They Saved Lisas Brain is the twenty-second episode of The Simpsons tenth season. ...

References

  1. ^ a b c Annual Estimates of the Population for All Incorporated Places in Connecticut (CSV). 2006 Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division (June 21, 2006). Retrieved on June 28, 2007.
  2. ^ In US Census estimates between 2000 and 2006, New Haven's and Hartford's populations have been estimated to be within 500. Since such differences are well within the margin of error in these estimates, the city which is actually larger will not be known until the 2010 Census.
  3. ^ City of Hartford History (The State of Connecticut is sometimes known as "the land of steady habits.")Connecticut Nicknames, Connecticut State Library
  4. ^ a b http://www.bushnellpark.org/parkriver.html
  5. ^ http://www.mv.com/ipusers/harts/family/harts/History/overview.html
  6. ^ http://www.renewamerica.us/columns/voigt/050905
  7. ^ Leassons from Thomas Hooker about the frailty of humanity and the importance of a worldview by Steven Voigt, September 5, 2005
  8. ^ http://www.courant.com/news/custom/topnews/hc-50years1123.artnov23,0,1832921.story?coll=hc_tab01_layout Hartford Courant - Hartford Officer Donald Healey Leaving Force
  9. ^ Main Street Bridge
  10. ^ [www1.ncdc.noaa.gov/pub/data/techrpts/tr9602/tr9602.pdf The Winter of 95-96: A Season of Extremes, National Climatic Data Center]
  11. ^ Census data for Hartford, United States Census Bureau. Accessed December 23, 2007.
  12. ^ [1], U.S. Census Bureau. Accessed January 23, 2008.
  13. ^ American FactFinder. United States Census Bureau. Retrieved on 2008-01-31.
  14. ^ Poverty: 1999
  15. ^ Registration and Party Enrollment Statistics as of October 25, 2005 (PDF). Connecticut Secretary of State. Retrieved on 2006-10-02.
  16. ^ Clymer, Floyd. Treasury of Early American Automobiles, 1877-1925 (New York: Bonanza Books, 1950), p.37.
  17. ^ Hartford- New England's Rising Star- Home page. Hartford Image Project. Retrieved on 2007-06-08.
  18. ^ Dixon, Ken, "Music Hall of Fame proposed for state", article in Connecticut Post in Bridgeport, Connecticut, April 26, 2007 ("Other famous state residents include the late jazz saxophonist Jackie McLean of Hartford")

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