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The Connecticut Colony

The Connecticut Colony was one of the original 13 colonies located on the Atlantic coast of North America. The original 13 colonies were divided into three geographic areas consisting of the New England, Middle and Southern colonies. The Connecticut Colony was classified as one of the New England Colonies. The Province of Connecticut was an English colony in North America that existed from 1636 until 1776, when it joined the other 12 of the 13 colonies in rebellion against Great Britain and became the U.S. state of Connecticut. For additional information refer to the

Founding of the Connecticut Colony
When 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
Word taken from a Native Indian phrase meaning “river whose water is driven by tides or winds.”

Information and Facts with the Connecticut Colony Fact File
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.

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