The city was established by English settlers in 1635, and named after Hertford, Hertfordshire, England.
Following the Civil War, Hartford was the wealthiest city in the U.S. for 30 years.
People Born in Hartford
Hartford in People's Lives
E.G. Squier: I worked as a journalist in Hartford from 1843 - 1848.
Hanna Merjos: I traveled here in 2015.
Natalie Portman: I lived here as a child, from 1988 - 1990, when I was seven to nine years old. After that, my parents moved to Long Island.