Founding of the Connecticut Colony
was the colony of Connecticut founded? The Connecticut
Colony was founded in 1636 by
and other colonists, at Hartford.
The Naming of the Connecticut Colony
taken from a Native Indian phrase meaning “river
whose water is driven by tides or winds.”
Information and Facts with the Connecticut Colony
The first settlement by Europeans in Connecticut
was made on the site of the present Hartford in
1633, by a party of Dutch from New Netherlands.
In the same year a trading post was established
on the Connecticut river, near Windsor, by
members of the Plymouth Colony, and John Oldham
(1600-1636) of Massachusetts explored the valley
and his reports led to the founding of the
colony by Thomas Hooker in 1636.