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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Hartford, capital of Connecticutnoun

    the state capital of Connecticut; located in central Connecticut on the Connecticut river; a center of the insurance business


  1. Hartfordnoun

    Any of a number of placenames in England, variants of Hertford.

  2. Hartfordnoun

    from these places.

  3. Hartfordnoun

    The capital city of Connecticut.


  1. Hartford

    Hartford is the capital city of the state of Connecticut. It was the seat of Hartford County until Connecticut disbanded county government in 1960. It is the core city in the Greater Hartford metropolitan area. Census estimates since the 2010 United States census have indicated that Hartford is the fourth-largest city in Connecticut with a 2020 population of 121,054, behind the coastal cities of Bridgeport, New Haven, and Stamford.Hartford was founded in 1635 and is among the oldest cities in the United States. It is home to the country's oldest public art museum (Wadsworth Atheneum), the oldest publicly funded park (Bushnell Park), the oldest continuously published newspaper (the Hartford Courant), and the second-oldest secondary school (Hartford Public High School). It is also home to the Mark Twain House, where the author wrote his most famous works and raised his family, among other historically significant sites. Mark Twain wrote in 1868, "Of all the beautiful towns it has been my fortune to see this is the chief."Hartford has been the sole capital of Connecticut since 1875. Before then, New Haven and Hartford alternated as dual capitals, as part of the agreement by which the Colony of New Haven was absorbed into the Colony of Connecticut in 1664.Hartford was the richest city in the United States for several decades following the American Civil War. Since 2015, it has been one of the poorest cities in the U.S., with 3 out of every 10 families living below the poverty threshold. In sharp contrast, the Greater Hartford metropolitan statistical area was ranked 32nd of 318 metropolitan areas in total economic production and 8th out of 280 metropolitan statistical areas in per capita income in 2015.Nicknamed the "Insurance Capital of the World", the city holds high sufficiency as a global city, as home to the headquarters of many insurance companies, the region's major industry. Other prominent industries include the services, education and healthcare industries. Hartford coordinates certain Hartford-Springfield regional development matters through the Knowledge Corridor Economic Partnership.


  1. hartford

    Hartford is the capital city of the U.S. state of Connecticut. It is one of the oldest cities in the United States and is known for being a major hub for the insurance industry, earning it the nickname the "Insurance Capital of the World". It is also rich in history, culture, and often associated with Mark Twain, who resided there.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hartfordnoun

    the Hartford grape, a variety of grape first raised at Hartford, Connecticut, from the Northern fox grape. Its large dark-colored berries ripen earlier than those of most other kinds


  1. Hartford

    Hartford is a village and civil parish in the unitary authority of Cheshire West and Chester and the ceremonial county of Cheshire, England. It lies at the intersection of the A559 road and the West Coast Mainline and is less than 2 miles south west of the town of Northwich. It forms part of the Weaver Vale parliamentary constituency.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Hartford

    the capital of Connecticut, U.S., on the Connecticut, 50 m. from its mouth and 112 m. NE. of New York; is handsomely laid out, and contains an imposing white marble capitol, Episcopalian and Congregational colleges, hospitals, libraries, &c.; is an important depôt for the manufacture of firearms, iron-ware, tobacco, &c., and is an important banking and insurance centre.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Hartford is ranked #7660 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Hartford surname appeared 4,336 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Hartford.

    86% or 3,732 total occurrences were White.
    8.4% or 368 total occurrences were Black.
    2.2% or 96 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.1% or 94 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 31 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.3% or 15 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hartford in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hartford in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of hartford in a Sentence

  1. Mike Draper:

    2005 was really the beginning of people moving downtown in a big way, i think it's part of the zeitgeist nationally. It's cool to see what's happened in Des Moines, but there's also downtown regeneration in Hartford, Philly -- pretty much every city.

  2. Artisan Partners ' O'Keefe:

    In terms of capital allocation and portfolio management, UTC has done a pretty good job of looking after shareholders and its assets. But you could argue that The Hartford , Connecticut-based company could be broken up.

  3. Mike Draper:

    I think it's part of the zeitgeist nationally. It's cool to see what's happened in Des Moines, but there's also downtown regeneration in Hartford, Philly -- pretty much every city.

  4. George Ratiu:

    Markets like Manchester, New Hampshire; Columbus, Ohio; Fort Wayne, Indiana; Hartford, Connecticut; Lancaster, Pennsylvania; or Topeka, Kansas are still seeing homes change hands as buyers from more expensive locations are lured by solid local economies and median prices, which in some cases are still below $300,000.

  5. Tom Moore:

    I would bet heavily that when kindergarten parents in West Hartford register their kids [ next year ], that question will not be on there.

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