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Source: United States Postal Service – Abbreviations
Source: Resident Population Data – 2010 Census
|Governor||Dan Malloy (Democrat, to January 2015)|
|Entered the Union||January 9, 1788|
as the 5th state
|Motto||Qui Transtulit Sustinet (He Who Transplanted Still Sustains)|
|Nicknames||The Constitution State, The Nutmeg State|
|Professional Sports Teams||Connecticut Sun (Women’s Basketball)|
(sports listing policy)
|Origin of Name||From the Native American word “quinnehtukqut,” meaning “beside the long tidal river”|
|Historical Sites||Nathan Hale Homestead, U.S. Submarine World War II Veterans Memorial (East), Harriet Beecher Stowe Center|
|Points of Interest||The Long Island Sound shoreline, the P.T. Barnum Museum, Mark Twain’s home in Hartford, Yale University Vistor Center|
|Bordering States||Connecticut borders New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island.|
Follow these links to read articles about Connecticut from Encyclopedias and Almanacs:
Official State Links
- CT.gov: State of Connecticut
This is the official website for the State of Connecticut.
- Connecticut State Library
Here is the homepage for the Connecticut State Library.
- The Connecticut Historical Society
Here is the homepage for the Connecticut State Historical Society.
- Museum of Connecticut History
Here is the homepage for the Connecticut State Museum.
- Connecticut State Archives
Here is the homepage for the Connecticut State Archives.
- Connecticut State Parks and Forests
Here is the homepage for Connecticut State Parks and Forests.
- Welcome to CT Tourism
Here is the official state tourism website for Connecticut.
- Welcome to ConneCTkids
Here is the official state government kids site all about the state of Connecticut.
Other State Links
- 50states.com: Connecticut
The site provides a wealth of information about Connecticut. It includes everything from the highest point to county profile to climate.
- Things To Do in Connecticut
ThingsToDo.com is an online guide to information about Connecticut’s entertainment, recreation, and travel, and includes the state’s interesting facts, famous people, and special events.
- Roadside America: Connecticut Attractions
Roadside America describes itself as an online guide to offbeat attractions. This site offers reviews of “weird sites along the highway” in Connecticut.
- FedStats: MapStat: United States: Connecticut
Fast access to statistics from more than 100 federal agencies on “economic and population trends, crime, education, health care, aviation safety, energy use, farm production and more” in Connecticut.
- Connecticut is home to the oldest U.S. newspaper still being published: The Hartford Courant, established in 1764.
- The world’s first written constitution, the Fundamental Orders, was created in 1639 by English settlements that united to form the Connecticut Colony. That’s why Connecticut is often referred to as the Constitution State!
- Connecticut natives were very patriotic during the Revolutionary War (1775-1783). About half of George Washington’s troops in New York in 1776 were from Connecticut!
Some Famous People from this State
- Benedict Arnold, American Revolutionary general
- P.T. Barnum, showperson and co-founder of Barnum and Bailey’s Circus
- Dorothy Hamill, Olympic gold medalist and now professional ice skater with the Ice Capades
- Katherine Hepburn, actress
- Harriet Beecher Stowe, author of many novels, including the anti-slavery Uncle Tom’s Cabin
- Noah Webster, creater of Webster’s Dictionary