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Hartford is located in Hartford County and is the county seat. It is situated just northeast of New Britain between East Hartford and Glastonbury, along Interstate 91 on the banks of the Connecticut River.

Hartford is the capital city of Connecticut and the largest city in the state. The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 131,523, a decrease of 8,216 since 1990.

A group from Newtown, Massachusetts, settled on the site in 1635. In the spring of 1636, another group headed by the Reverend Thomas Hooker arrived. The colony then adopted the Hartford Constitution, known as the Fundamental Orders, in 1639. This served as a model for the Constitution of the United States a century and a half later.

Hartford is famous for the large number of insurance companies which have their headquarters here.

Hartford is part of the Hartford, Connecticut metro area.

Arrow Pharmacy | Hartford Kids Fest | Levas Gospel Festival and Fair | Morse School Of Business | Taste of the Caribbean and Jerk Festival |
Airports Bradley International Airport |
Art Artworks Gallery | Connecticut Opera Association | Pump House Gallery |
Connecticut Counties Hartford County |
Education Connecticut Institute for the Blind/Oak Hill | Hartford’s Camp Courant |
Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries Black-eyed Sally 's Restaurant |
History Mark Twain House |

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02/06 Coming to The area
Hebron Maple Festival Hebron CT March16-17 Each year thousands of people come from miles around to enjoy and experience the weekend of maple related events.
Seacoast Home and Garden Show Durham NH March23-24 The 19th annual show features more than 225 exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services for your home.
7th Annual Great International Spring Beer Festival Providence RI April20 Your Beer Festival Admission Ticket will allow you UNLIMITED SAMPLING of more than 250 brewers, live music, food and MUCH MORE at the Rhode Island Convention Center.
New England Folk Festival Mansfield MA April19-21 A fabulous blend of dance, music, crafts, and food from many lands.
Connecticut Sheep, Wool and Fiber Festival Vernon CT April27 The festival, started in 1909 by the CT Sheep Breeders Association, as a program ""to promote the keeping of sheep in Connecticut"", has evolved and expanded into a premier sheep and fiber festival by providing exhibits, demonstrations and over 60 vendors from the sheep, wool and fiber arena.
Spring Plant Sale Westford NH April27 The Middlesex Conservation District will be holding its annual Spring Plant Sale at the 4H Fairgrounds.