Friday, August 23, 2013

Fact of the Day: Samuel Town

The capital of Connecticut, Hartford is named after a town in England called Hertford. It was the original home of one of the town's founders Samuel Stone. 

18 comments:

Kay said...

Is this where they get the words to My Fair Lady's The Rain in Spain?
"In Hertford, Hereford and Hampshire, hurricanes hardly ever happen." ?

DeniseinVA said...

Anther great bit of historical trivia Adam, thank you!

Cloudia said...

Been there many times and never knew this! Cool, thanks Adam



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Bob Bushell said...

A great piece of trivia Adam, ha ha.

de engineur said...

I wonder why didn't they just use the same spelling Hertford?

Sharon said...

I've been to Hertford but I've never been to Hartford!

Anonymous said...

I haven't been to Hertford or Hartford, and one is only up the road!

Pilar Domínguez said...

They just changed the "e" for an "a", simple!! I like it, heeheh.Kisses

Optimistic Existentialist said...

Just out of curiousity, are you/were you a history major? You would really make a good history professor. Seriously.

Christine said...

Interesting!

Adam said...

nah I don't have a history major, my knowledge is gained from fun.

Adam said...

probably make a bit of a difference. Despite their spelling, they're apparently pronounced the same.

Adam said...

not sure

Selvaggia Capizzi said...

How cool would be to have a city named after me??? Even a smal village....

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That makes sense!

Theresa Mahoney said...

Thanks for sharing :)

MEcoy said...

another cool trivia huh,

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