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Hartford is the capitol city of Connecticut and the fourth largest in the state. It is nicknamed "Insurance Capitol of the World" for the numerous insurance corporations there.

The city was established by English settlers in 1635, and named after Hertford, Hertfordshire, England.

Following the Civil War, Hartford was the wealthiest city in the U.S. for 30 years.





People Born in Hartford

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Hartford in People's Lives

E.G. Squier: I worked as a journalist in Hartford from 1843 - 1848.

Hanna Merjos: I traveled here in 2015.

Natalie Portman: I lived here as a child, from 1988 - 1990, when I was seven to nine years old. After that, my parents moved to Long Island.

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