Category:Cities in Hartford County, Connecticut
This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 3 total.
This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 3 total.
1. Bristol, Connecticut – Bristol is a suburban city located in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States,20 miles southwest of Hartford. As of the 2010 census, the population of the city was 60,477, Bristol is primarily known as the home of ESPN, whose central studios are in the city. Bristol is also home to Lake Compounce, Americas oldest functioning theme park, Bristol was known as a clock-making city in the 19th century, and is home to the American Clock & Watch Museum. In 2010, Bristol was ranked 84th on Money Magazines Best Places to Live, in 2013, Hartford Magazine ranked Bristol as Greater Hartfords top municipality in the Best Bang for the Buck category. Bristol is about 20 miles west of Hartford,120 miles southwest from Boston, and approximately 100 miles northeast of New York City. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 26.8 square miles, of which 26.4 square miles is land and 0.39 square miles. The city contains several sections, including Chippens Hill in the northwestern quarter of Bristol, Edgewood in the northeastern quarter, and Forestville. The majority of Bristols cityscape is residential in character, though since 2008 there has been a push for development in the city. Forestville was the grounds of the Tunxis tribe until the 19th century. The village was established in 1833 and named Forestville for its wooded surroundings, Forestville today has grown into a mini-metropolis of suburban neighborhoods and local businesses. Within the Forestville area, there are two known as East Bristol and the Stafford District. At one time all of Forestville had its own zip code, as of the 2010 census, there were 60,477 people,25,189 households, and 16,175 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,265.8 inhabitants per square mile, there were 26,125 housing units at an average density of 985.6 per square mile. 28. 9% of all households were made up of individuals, the average household size was 2.38, and the average family size was 2.94. The age diversity at the 2000 census was 23. 2% under the age of 18,7. 2% from 18 to 24,32. 5% from 25 to 44,22. 2% from 45 to 64, the median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.6 males, for every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males. The median income for a household in the city in 2010 was $57,610, the per capita income for the city was $30,573. 10. 5% of the population was living below the poverty line, out of the total population,8. 7% of those under the age of 18 and 5. 9% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line
2. Hartford, Connecticut – Hartford is the capital of the U. S. state of Connecticut. It was the seat of Hartford County until Connecticut disbanded county government in 1960, as of the 2010 Census, Hartfords population was 124,775, making it Connecticuts third-largest city after the coastal cities of Bridgeport and New Haven. Census Bureau estimates since then have indicated Hartfords subsequent fall to fourth place statewide as a result of sustained growth in the coastal city of Stamford. Nicknamed the Insurance Capital of the World, Hartford houses many insurance company headquarters, founded in 1635, Hartford is among the oldest cities in the United States. In 1868, resident Mark Twain wrote, Of all the towns it has been my fortune to see this is the chief. Following the American Civil War, Hartford was the richest city in the United States for several decades, today, Hartford is one of the poorest cities in the nation with 3 out of every 10 families living below the poverty line. In sharp contrast, the Hartford metropolitan area is ranked 32nd of 318 metropolitan areas in total economic production, various tribes, all part of the loose Algonquin confederation, lived in or around present-day Hartford. The area was referred to as Suckiaug, meaning Black Fertile River-Enhanced Earth, the first Europeans known to have explored the area were the Dutch, under Adriaen Block, who sailed up the Connecticut in 1614. Dutch fur traders from New Amsterdam returned in 1623 with a mission to establish a trading post, the original site was located on the south bank of the Park River in the present-day Sheldon/Charter Oak neighborhood. This fort was called Fort Hoop, or the House of Hope, in 1633, Jacob Van Curler formally bought the land around Fort Hoop from the Pequot chief for a small sum. It was home to perhaps a couple families and a few dozen soldiers, the area today is known as Dutch Point, and the name of the Dutch fort, House of Hope, is reflected in the name of Huyshope Avenue. The fort was abandoned by 1654, but its neighborhood in Hartford is still known as Dutch Point, the Dutch outpost, and the tiny contingent of Dutch soldiers that were stationed there, did little to check the English migration. The Dutch soon realized they were vastly outnumbered, the House of Hope remained an outpost, but it was steadily swallowed up by waves of English settlers. The English began to arrive 1637, settling upstream from Fort Hoop near the present-day Downtown, the settlement was originally called Newtown, but was changed to Hartford in 1637 in honor of Stones hometown of Hertford, England. Hooker also created the town of Windsor. The etymology of Hartford is the ford where harts cross, the Seal of the City of Hartford features a male deer, which in full maturity was referred to by the medieval hunting term hart. The fledgling colony along the Connecticut River had issues with the authority by which it was to be governed because it was outside of the jurisdiction of the Massachusetts Bay Colonys charter. Historians suggest that Hookers conception of self-rule embodied in the Fundamental Orders went on to inspire the Connecticut Constitution, today, one of Connecticuts nicknames is the Constitution State
3. New Britain, Connecticut – New Britain is a city in Hartford County, Connecticut, United States. It is located approximately 9 miles southwest of Hartford, according to 2010 Census, the population of the city is 73,206. The citys official nickname is the Hardware City because of its history as a manufacturing center, because of its large Polish population, the city is often playfully referred to as New Britski. New Britain was settled in 1687 and then was incorporated as a new parish under the name New Britain Society in 1754, chartered in 1850 as a township and in 1871 as a city, New Britain had separated from the nearby town of Farmington, Connecticut. A consolidation charter was adopted in 1905, during the early part of the 20th century, New Britain was known as the Hardware Capital of the World, as well as Hardware City. Major manufacturers, such as The Stanley Works, the P&F Corbin Company, in 1843 Frederick Trent Stanley established Stanleys Bolt Manufactory in New Britain to make door bolts and other wrought-iron hardware. In 1857 his cousin Henry Stanley founded The Stanley Rule and Level Company in the city, the two companies merged in 1920, and the Stanley Rule and Level Company became the Hand Tools Division of Stanley Works. The wire coat hanger was invented in 1869 by O. A, in 1895, the basketball technique of dribbling was developed at the New Britain YMCA. In 1938, New Britain High School competed in the school football national championship game in Baton Rouge. 1954 saw the development of racquetball, also at the YMCA, New Britains motto, Industria implet alveare et melle fruitur – translated from Latin – means Industry fills the hive and enjoys the honey. This phrase was coined by Elihu Burritt, a 19th-century New Britain resident, diplomat, philanthropist and social activist. In 2007 it was reported that the Latin word for honey in the motto had been a typo for decades, it should be melle, but it had long been misspelled as mele. Former mayor William McNamara, who tried to fix it during his term. As controversy arose from the matter, the word was superseded with the correct spelling, melle. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 13.4 square miles. New Britains terrain is made up of soft, rolling hills. The many parks are populated with trees, and in small, undeveloped areas, New Britains streets also have many trees lining the sides of the roads. Many front yards in the half of the city have at least one tree