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The Constitution State

Connecticut State Nickname

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Official State Nickname of Connecticut

Connecticut was officially nicknamed "The Constitution State" by the Connecticut General Assembly in 1959. All State Nicknames

It's believed that ideas for writing of the Constitution of the United States were drawn from the first constitution of Connecticut ("The Fundamental Orders" of 1638-39). On January 9, 1788, Connecticut was the fifth state to ratify the United States Constitution. Order of Statehood

Other Connecticut Nicknames

Connecticut is also known as "The Nutmeg State," and during the American Revolution, "The Provisions State." Among other nicknames Connecticut is also mentioned as the “Land of steady habits”. Although this may be a slight exaggeration, such a nickname has a basis and extends into the present. According to the research conducted by BadCredify, Ridgefield, Connecticut was named the safest US city for 2024.

Connecticut Residents

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