New Britain, Connecticut, a city in Hartford County. It is about nine miles (14 km) southwest of downtown Hartford. New Britain is called the "Hardware City" because of its output of builders' hardware and related products. Other products include fabricated metals, machinery, electrical equipment, and transportation equipment.
Places of interest include the New Britain Museum of American Art and the Walnut Hill National Historic Landmark district, a preserved 19th-century urban area. Central Connecticut State University is here.
Settlement began in 1686. The New Britain Society was formed in 1754 as a church parish. The town (township) of New Britain was incorporated in 1850; the city was chartered in 1870. Town and city were consolidated in 1905 by the state legislature.