The Constitution State

Connecticut State Nickname


The U.S. Constitution & Declaration of Independence

Our most famous documents; The U.S. Constitution and The Declaration of Independence. Photo by Grizdave on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).

The Constitution State

Connecticut was officially nicknamed The Constitution State by the Connecticut General Assembly in 1959. It is believed that ideas for the writing of the Constitution of the United States were drawn from the first constitution of Connecticut ("The Fundamental Orders" of 1638-39).

Other Connecticut Nicknames

Connecticut is also known as The Nutmeg State, and during the American Revolution, The Provisions State

Connecticut Residents

A resident of Connecticut is a Connecticuter or Nutmegger. Other names that are no longer in use include Connecticotian (Cotton Mather in 1702), and Connecticutensian (Samuel Peters in 1781).




Connecticut USA (public domain image).

Connecticut USA

Connecticut Geology & Topography from USGS: A Tapestry of Time & Terrain.

Connecticut topography-geology