The geographic center, or that point on which a surface of uniform thickness would balance, for the state is located in Hartford County, at East Berlin.
Statehood: 9 January 1788. Named for the Connecticut River, which had an Algonquian Indian name originally recorded with many spellings, and interpreted to mean "place of the long stream." Early settlement was along the Connecticut River, which became the reference name for the colony. (US-T131/1976/DOI - U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) News Release: Origin of Names of U S States)