Who started the colony of Connecticut?

Answer In the summer of 1632, Thomas Hooker, a Puritan pastor in Boston, Massachusetts, took his church congregation north to settle what is now called Hartford, Connecticut. They were in search of a new ... Read More »

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When did Connecticut become a colony?

Although the Dutch first settled the area, the British established Connecticut as a colony in 1636, when a group led by Thomas Hooker arrived from Massachusetts. The colony took its name from "quin... Read More »

What type of colony was Connecticut?

Connecticut was a charter colony. It was originally founded in 1636 by Thomas Hooker for Puritans. After the Pequot War between the English and Indians and the ascension of Charles II to the throne... Read More »

When did Connecticut become a royal colony?

Under the order of King Charles II of England, in 1662, an official charter was issued to John Winthrop, the son of the Massachusetts governor. Winthrop was Connecticut's first official governor an... Read More »

What languages did the people of the connecticut colony speak?

Connecticut Colony, or River Colony as it was originally known, was founded in 1614 by Dutchman Adrian Block. Dutch was spoken until the Englishmen gained control of the property and settled the co... Read More »