The One Minute Geographer: About Connecticut

Stamford from stamfordct.gov

People of the Nickname State

Connecticut has a lot of nicknames. Its name came from a Native American word ‘quinetucket,’ meaning “beside the long tidal river.” Connecticut’s official nickname is “The Constitution State” because its colonial constitution, “The Fundamental Orders of Connecticut,” adopted in 1639, became a model for the U.S. Constitution.

--

--

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Jim Fonseca

Jim Fonseca

493 Followers

Geography professor (retired) writes The One Minute Geographer featuring This Fragile Earth. Top writer in Transportation and, in past months, Travel.