Connecticut Association of REALTORS®
111 Founders Plaza Ste 1101
East Hartford, CT 06108-3212
(860) 290-6601 - Fax (860) 290-6615
Real Estate Commission
Department of Consumer Protection
165 Capitol Avenue
Hartford, Connecticut 06106-1630
(860) 713-6050 - Fax (860) 713-7239
In 1788 Connecticut became the 5th state to enter the
union. Its nickname, The Constitution State, became official in 1959.
It is also known as the Nutmeg State.
Connecticut is bordered by Massachusetts, Rhode Island
and New York as well as the Atlantic Ocean. The five largest cities
are Bridgeport, New Haven, Hartford, Stamford and Waterbury.
Connecticut’s agriculture mainly consists of nursery
stock, eggs, dairy products and cattle. Industry includes transportation
equipment, machinery, chemical products and scientific instruments.
In 1705, copper was discovered in Simsbury. Later, the
copper mine became the infamous New-Gate Prison of the Revolutionary
Connecticut is filled with many “Firsts”.
Here are a few of them: *The Scoville Memorial Library in Salisbury
is the first public library in the United States. It was begun in
1771. *The New Haven Telephone District published the first phone
book in February 1878. It contained 50 names. * The USS Nautilus -
the world's first nuclear powered submarine was built in Groton in
1954. * Cattle branding first began in the United States in Connecticut
in 1644 when farmers were required by law to mark all of their pigs.
* The first automobile law was passed by the state of CT in 1901.
The speed limit was set at 12 miles per hour.
Additionally Connecticut is home to the first hamburger
(1895), Polaroid camera (1934), helicopter (1939), and color television
Two of the famous people who lived in Connecticut were
Harriet Beecher Stowe and Mark Twain whose homes is Hartford are now
Hartford also has the oldest public park in America.
One of the interesting sights there is a carousel that was built in
One of the “don’t miss” places to
go is Mystic Seaport. Founded in 1929, Mystic Seaport today is the
leading maritime museum in the United States, guardian of the largest
collections of boats and sea-related photography in the world. Additionally
Mystic Aquarium is an excellent place to view sharks, dolphins, seals,
and numerous exhibits and sea life.