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The capital of Connecticut, in the north-central part of the state on the Connecticut River. Settled 1635-1636 by Massachusetts colonists on the site of a Dutch trading post, it became the nucleus of the Connecticut Colony in 1639. From 1701 to 1875 it was joint capital with New Haven. Today it is known for its insurance industry.
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(Placename) a port in central Connecticut, on the Connecticut River: the state capital. Pop: 124 387 (2003 est)
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(ˈhɑrt fərd)

the capital of Connecticut, in the central part, on the Connecticut River. 133,086.
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Noun1.Hartford - the state capital of Connecticut; located in central Connecticut on the Connecticut river; a center of the insurance business
Connecticut, Constitution State, CT, Nutmeg State - a New England state; one of the original 13 colonies
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The Duchess left on Friday, and we checked her baggage through to Lenox by the New York, New Haven & Hartford."
"You drove a lady from here to the New York, New Haven & Hartford Depot last Friday?" he asked.
& Hartford Depot, but before we'd driven a hundred yards she pulled the check-string and ordered me to go to the Waldorf.
From that place to Hartford, whither we were bound, is a distance of only five-and-twenty miles, but at that time of the year the roads were so bad that the journey would probably have occupied ten or twelve hours.
After two hours and a half of this odd travelling (including a stoppage at a small town, where we were saluted by a gun considerably bigger than our own chimney), we reached Hartford, and straightway repaired to an extremely comfortable hotel: except, as usual, in the article of bedrooms, which, in almost every place we visited, were very conducive to early rising.
In Hartford stands the famous oak in which the charter of King Charles was hidden.
I shall always entertain a very pleasant and grateful recollection of Hartford. It is a lovely place, and I had many friends there, whom I can never remember with indifference.
I asked him how far we were from Hartford. He said he had never heard of the place; which I took to be a lie, but allowed it to go at that.
"'Tis one of them Yale lads celebratin' the goose egg they give to the Hartford College.
Hartford has announced plans to sell both its retirement plans and its individual life businesses.
NEW HARTFORD, CT Molly Erin Kasik passed peacefully in the arms of her mother and father, surrounded by her loving family on August 27, 2011.
Buyout firm Clayton Dubilier & Rice is among the interested parties to buy the mutual fund business of US insurance and wealth management services group Hartford Financial Services (NYSE:HIG), Reuters reported, citing a source in the know.

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