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Massachusetts (Massachusetts, United States) (search for this): entry united-states-of-america-connecticut
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Connecticut, United States (Indian Quonecktacut—i. e., Long River, or River of Pines), one of the six New England and of the thirteen original States, lies between lat. 41° and 42° 3′ N. and long. 71° 55′ and 73° 50′ W. Massachusetts lies on the north, Rhode Island on the east, Long Island Sound on the south, and New York on the west. The southwest corner projects along the sound, south of the State of New York, for about 13 miles. Area, 4,990 square miles, in eight counties; population, 1890, 746,258; 1900, 908,420. Capital, Hartford. Adrian Block, a Dutch navigator, first explores the Connecticut River as far as Hartford......1614 Robert, Earl of Warwick, president of the council of Plymouth, grants to Lord Say and Seal and eleven others, among them John Hampden and John Pym, all that part of New England which lies west from the Narraganset River, 120 miles on the coast, and thence in latitude and breadth aforesaid to the Pacific Ocean......March 19, 1631 [The c