7 Facts About Connecticut

1. In 1937, Connecticut became the first state to issue permanent license plates to cars.

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2. State of Connecticut offers access to Arrest warrant enforcement statistics through the Office of Policy and Management.

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3. The center of population of Connecticut is located in the town of Cheshire.

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4. In 1974, Connecticut elected Democratic Governor Ella T Grasso, who became the first woman in any state to be elected governor.

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5. In 1965, Connecticut ratified its current constitution, replacing the document that had served since 1818.

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6. The coast of Connecticut sits on Long Island Sound, which is an estuary.

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7. The word "Connecticut" is derived from various anglicized spellings of an Algonquian word for "long tidal river".

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