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).

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."

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).



Map of Connecticut; shows major population centers, transportation routes, streams and lakes.  Photo by National Atlas of the United States/Wikipedia (public domain image).

Map of Connecticut

Map of Connecticut's position within the United States of America; enlarged area shows more detail.  Photo by TUBS/Wikipedia (use permitted with attribution/share alike).

Map of Connecticut USA