Origin of "Connecticut"

Connecticut State Name Origin

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Lighthouse in Norfolk, Connecticut

Lighthouse in Norfolk, Connecticut; photo by Adam Seidl on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

What does "Connecticut" mean?

The name Connecticut originates from the Indian word "Quinnehtukqut" (beside the long tidal river). The name Connecticut was established early in the 1600's (referring to the Connecticut River).

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Images

Connecticut River; photo by Mike Sandman on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

Connecticut River

Videos

Connecticut, What's Our History?