New Britain (Connecticut)
|Nickname : Hardware City|
View north from Walnut Hill Park
|Location in Connecticut|
|State :||United States|
|County :||Hartford County|
|Time zone :||Eastern ( UTC − 5 / −4 )|
|Residents :||72,558 (as of 2016)|
|Population density :||2,109.2 inhabitants per km 2|
|Area :||34.7 km 2 (approx. 13 mi 2 ) of
which 34.4 km 2 (approx. 13 mi 2 ) is land
|Height :||51 m|
|Area code :||+1 860|
|GNIS ID :||0209217|
|Mayor :||Erin Stewart ( R )|
New Britain is a city in Hartford County in the US state of Connecticut , United States , with a population of approximately 73,000 (2016 estimate, US Census Bureau ). The urban area has a size of 34.7 km².
Central Connecticut State University is in the city .
In the early 20th century, the city was also known by the nickname Hardware City . The name goes back to metal processing companies such as Stanley Works and Corbin Locks with products such as Cutter ( Stanley knife ).
- New Britain Museum of American Art
- New Britain Youth Museum
- New Britain Industrial Museum
sons and daughters of the town
- John Paterson (1744–1808), officer, lawyer and politician
- James Kilbourne (1770-1850), politician
- Elijah Hinsdale Burritt (1794–1838), mathematician and astronomer
- Elihu Burritt (1810–1879), diplomat, philanthropist and peace activist
- Horace L. Wells (1855-1924), chemist
- Harry Shepard Knapp (1856-1928), Vice Admiral
- Thomas L. Reilly (1858-1924), politician
- Walter Camp (1859–1925), sports pioneer, football coach and sports journalist
- Francis Patrick Keough (1889–1961), Roman Catholic Archbishop of Baltimore
- Phil Ohman (1896–1954), jazz pianist, band leader and film composer
- Lucien J. Maciora (1902-1993), politician
- Charles Quigley (1906–1964), film actor
- Abraham A. Ribicoff (1910-1998), politician
- Adolfas Ramanauskas (1918–1957), Lithuanian Resistant, partisan leader
- Conrad Gozzo (1922–1964), jazz trumpeter
- Johnny Kay (1922-2008), racing car driver
- Robert S. Barton (1925–2009), computer scientist
- Thomas Joseph Meskill (1928–2007), lawyer and politician
- Douglas Swan (1930–2000), Scottish-German painter
- Anne Senechal Faust (* 1936), animal illustrator
- David LaFlamme (born 1941), musician
- Anna Eshoo (* 1942), politician
- WD Richter (* 1945), screenwriter and director
- William Hooker (* 1946), jazz musician
- Paul Manafort (* 1949), lobbyist and political advisor
- Henry Gwiazda (* 1952), composer
- Tom Thibodeau (* 1958), basketball coach
- Velvet Sky (born 1981), wrestler
- Byron Jones (born 1992), American football player
- Rastatt , a partnership with this German city has existed since 1948 . This has to do with Carl Schurz , who was a leading revolutionary in the freedom movements in 1848 . After his arrest , he managed to escape from the Rastatt fortress via Switzerland and Great Britain to the United States . There he was even Minister of the Interior from 1877 to 1881 .
- Mayor's office ( Memento of the original from April 28, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.
- Census Bureau: Quick Facts
- Stag Arms Remains In New Britain After Sale, With Workforce Intact. In: Hartford Courant . Retrieved July 21, 2016 .
- City partnership with Rastatt. Retrieved July 21, 2015.