As of the Census, it has the highest per-capita income, Human Development Index 0. Its capital is Hartford and its most populous city is Bridgeport. The state is named for the Connecticut River which approximately bisects the state. The word "Connecticut" is derived from various anglicized spellings of an Algonquian word for "long tidal river". Connecticut's first European settlers were Dutchmen who established a small, short-lived settlement called Fort Looking for my Connecticut ratio in Hartford at the confluence of the Park and Connecticut Rivers.
Half of Connecticur was initially part of the Dutch colony New Netherlandwhich included much of Looking for my Connecticut ratio land between the Connecticut and Delaware Riversalthough the first major settlements were established in the s by the English. The Connecticut and New Haven colonies established documents of Fundamental Ordersconsidered the first constitutions in America.
Inthe three colonies were merged under a royal charter, making Connecticut a Lookinng colony.
I Am Wants Adult Dating
Connecticut is the third smallest state by area, Worship your ass and pussy the 29th most populous,  and the fourth most densely populated  Looking for my Connecticut ratio the 50 states.
The state also has a long history of hosting the financial services industry, including insurance companies in Hartford and hedge funds in Fairfield County. Mount Frissellthe highest point in the state. Candlewood Lake is the largest lake in Connecticut.
The Connecticut River near Connecticut Route Connecticut is slightly larger than the country of Montenegro. There are incorporated towns in Connecticut. The highest peak in Connecticut is Bear Mountain in Salisbury in the northwest corner Looking for my Connecticut ratio the state. Connecticut has a long maritime history and a reputation based on that history—yet the state has no direct oceanfront technically speaking. Wife looking sex Antlers coast of Connecticut sits on Long Island Soundwhich is an estuary.
The state's access to the open Atlantic Ocean is both to tor west toward New York City and to the Looking for my Connecticut ratio toward the "race" near Rhode Island. This situation provides rratio safe harbors from ocean storms, and many transatlantic ships seek anchor inside Long Island Sound when tropical cyclones pass off the Conncticut East Coast. The most populous metropolitan region centered within the state lies in the Connecticut River Valley.
Despite Connecticut's relatively small size, it features wide regional variations in its landscape; for example, in the northwestern Litchfield Hillsit features rolling Free sex near me in Banner Hill CDP and horse farms, whereas in areas to the east of New Haven along the coast, the landscape features coastal marshesbeachesand large scale maritime activities.
Connecticut's rural areas and small towns in the northeast and northwest corners of the state contrast sharply with its industrial cities Looking for my Connecticut ratio as Stamford, Bridgeport, and New Haven, located along the coastal highways from the New York border to New London, then northward up the Connecticut River to Hartford.
Many towns in northeastern and northwestern Connecticut center around a greensuch as the Litchfield Green, Lebanon Green the largest in the stateand Wethersfield Green the oldest in the state.
Near Looking for my Connecticut ratio green typically stand historical visual symbols of New England towns, such as a white churcha colonial meeting housea colonial tavern or innseveral colonial housesand so on, establishing a scenic historical appearance maintained for both historic preservation and tourism. Many of the areas in southern and coastal Connecticut have been built up and rebuilt over the years, and look less visually like traditional New England. The northern boundary of the state with Massachusetts is marked by the Southwick Jog or Granby Notch, an approximately 2.
The origin of this anomaly is clearly established in a long line Looking for sex with women in Philadelphia nd disputes and temporary agreements which were finally concluded inwhen southern Southwick's residents sought to leave Massachusetts, and Looking for my Connecticut ratio town was split in half.
This irregularity in the boundary is the result of territorial disputes in the late 17th century, culminating with New York giving up its claim to the area, whose residents considered themselves part of Connecticut, in exchange for an equivalent area extending northwards from Ridgefield to the Massachusetts border, as well as undisputed claim to Rye, Looking for my Connecticut ratio York.
Most of Connecticut lies at Connecicut southern end of the humid eatio climatewith cold winters with moderate snowfall and hot, humid summers. Far southern and coastal Connecticut is the rough transition Sex girls in Ong Nebraska from the cold continental climates of the north to the temperate climates to the south called Looking for my Connecticut ratio in some climate classifications. As such, far southern and coastal Connecticut has milder winters with a mix of rain and infrequent snow, and the typical hot and humid summers found on the middle and lower East Coast.
On occasion, heat waves with highs from 90 to F occur across Connecticut.
Although summers are sunny in Connecticut, quick moving summer thunderstorms can Sexy slut Mount Beauty brief downpours with thunder and lightning. Occasionally these Looking for my Connecticut ratio can be severe, and the state usually averages one tornado per year.
Weather commonly associated with the fall season typically begins in October and lasts to the first days of December. Daily high temperatures in October and November range from the 50s to 60s Fahrenheit with nights in the 40s and upper 30s.
I Want Real Dating Looking for my Connecticut ratio
Conecticut foliage begins across northern parts of the state in early October and moves south and east reaching southeast Connecticut by early November. Far southern and coastal areas, however, have more oak and hickory trees and fewer maples and are often less colorful than areas to the north. By December daytime highs are in the Looking for my Connecticut ratio F for Looking for my Connecticut ratio of the state, and average overnight lows are below freezing.
Whores in Cincinnati December through mid-March are Connecticu cold from south to north in Connecticut. Generally, any locale north or west of Interstate 84 receives the most snow, during a storm, and throughout the season.
Most of Connecticut has less than 60 days of snow cover.
Snow usually falls from late November to late March in the northern part of the state, and from early December to mid-March in the southern and coastal parts of the state. Forests consist of a mix of Northeastern coastal forests of Oak in southern areas of the state, to the upland New England-Acadian forests in the northwestern parts of the state.
Mountain Looking for my Connecticut ratio Kalmia latifolia is the state flower and is native to low ridges in several parts of Connecticut.Horney Detroit Women
Atlantic white cedar Chamaecyparis thyoidesis found in wetlands in the southern parts of the state. Connecticut has one native cactus Opuntia humifusafound in sandy coastal areas and low hillsides. Several types of beach grasses and wildflowers are also native to Connecticut. Coastal Connecticut is the broad transition zone where more southern Looking for my Connecticut ratio subtropical plants Cojnecticut cultivated.
In some coastal communities, Magnolia grandiflora southern magnoliaCrape Myrtlesscrub palms Sabal minorand other broadleaved evergreens are cultivated in small gor.
Search Sex Chat Looking for my Connecticut ratio
The name Connecticut is derived from the Algonquian word that Cinnecticut been translated as "long tidal river" and "upon the long river",  referring to the Connecticut River. The Looking for my Connecticut ratio region was inhabited Crewe VA housewives personals multiple Indian tribes before European settlement and colonization, including the Mohegansthe Pequotsand the Paugusetts.
The first European explorer in Connecticut was Dutchman Adriaen Block who explored the region in Huis van Hoop. The first English settlers came in and settled at Windsor, and then at Wethersfield the following year. The main body of settlers came in one large group in The settlements were established without official sanction Lookinb the English Crown, and each was an independent political entity. The Pequots reacted with increasing aggression to Colonial settlements in their flr simultaneously taking Looking for my Connecticut ratio from the Narragansett and Mohegan tribes.
Connecticut Licensing Standards for Day Care Centers - www.obama-me.com
Settlers responded to a murder in with a raid on a Pequot village on Block Island ; the Pequots laid siege to Saybrook Colony's ratjo that autumn, then raided Wethersfield in the spring of Colonists declared war on the Pequots, organized a band of militia and allies from the Mohegan and Narragansett tribes, and attacked a Looking for my Connecticut ratio village on the Mystic Riverwith death toll estimates ranging between and Pequots. After suffering another major loss at a battle in Fairfieldthe Pequots asked for a truce and peace terms.
The western boundaries of Connecticut have been subject to change over time. The Hartford Treaty with the Dutch was signed on September 19,but it was never ratified by the British. Conflict fatio concerning colonial limits until the Duke of York captured New Netherland in On the other hand, Campus Illinois sex dates gent original Charter in granted it Looking for my Connecticut ratio the land to the "South Sea"—that is, to the Pacific Ocean.
Connecticut Looking for my Connecticut ratio its grant seriously and established a ninth county between the Susquehanna River and Delaware River named Westmoreland County.
This resulted in the brief Pennamite Wars with Pennsylvania. Looking for my Connecticut ratio College was established inproviding Connecticut with an important institution to educate clergy and civil leaders.
Connecticut designated four delegates to the Second Continental Congress who signed the Declaration of Independence: Connecticut's legislature authorized the outfitting of six new regiments inin Looking for my Connecticut ratio wake of the Loooing between British regulars and Massachusetts militia at Cpnnecticut and Concord.
Inthe British got word of Continental Army supplies in Danburyand they landed an expeditionary force of some 2, troops in Westport. This force then marched to Danbury and destroyed homes and much of the depot.
Connecticut - Wikipedia
The Redding encampment allowed Putnam's soldiers to guard the replenished supply depot in Danbury and to support any operations along Long Island Sound and the Hudson River Valley. Soldiers at the Redding camp endured supply shortages, cold temperatures, and significant Lookong, Looking for my Connecticut ratio some historians dubbing the encampment "Connecticut's Valley Forge".
The state was also the launching site for a number of raids against Long Island orchestrated by Samuel Holden Parsons and Benjamin Tallmadge and provided men and material for Looking for my Connecticut ratio Connectidut effort, especially to Washington's army outside New York City. Connecticut ratified the U. Constitution on January 9,becoming the fifth state. InConnecticut ceded territory Loiking the U. The state retained land extending across the northern part of present-day Ohio called the Connecticut Western Reserve.
Connecticut Ranks 3rd in Country for People Moving Out | Yankee Institute for Public Policy
Connecticut made agreements with Pennsylvania and New York which extinguished the land claims within those states' boundaries and created the Connecticut Panhandle. The state then ceded the Western Reserve in to the federal government,  which brought it to its present boundaries other than minor adjustments with Massachusetts.
Looking for my Connecticut ratio
The British blockade during the War of hurt exports Single wants sex Miramar bolstered the influence of Federalists who opposed the war. Connecticut came to be recognized as a major center for manufacturing, due in part to the inventions of Eli Whitney and other early innovators of the Industrial Revolution.
The state was known for its political conservatism, typified Looking for my Connecticut ratio its Federalist party and the Yale College of Timothy Dwight. The foremost intellectuals were Dwight and Noah Webster who compiled his great dictionary in New Haven.
Religious tensions polarized the state, as the Congregational Santa fe new mexico adult dating struggled to maintain traditional viewpoints, in alliance with the Federalists. The failure of the Hartford Convention in hurt the Federalist cause, with the Democratic-Republican Party gaining control in Connecticut had been governed under the " Fundamental Orders " sinceLooking for my Connecticut ratio the state adopted a new constitution in Connecticut manufacturers played a major role in supplying the Union forces with weapons and supplies during the Civil War.
The state furnished 55, men, formed into thirty full regiments of infantry, Looking for my Connecticut ratio two in the U. Colored Troopswith several Connecticut men becoming generals. James H.
Ward of Hartford was the first U. Naval Officer killed in the Civil Looking for my Connecticut ratio. A surge of national unity in brought thousands flocking to the colors from every town and city.
However, as the war became a crusade to end slavery, many Democrats especially Irish Catholics pulled back. The Democrats took a pro-slavery position and included many Copperheads willing to let the South secede.
The intensely fought election for governor was narrowly won by the Republicans.