Introduction to Cheshire, Connecticut
Cheshire, Connecticut, in New Haven county, is 5 miles SW of Meriden, Connecticut and 76 miles NE of New York, New York. The people of the town are in the New Haven - Meriden metropolitan area. Cheshire has a population of 28,543.
The earliest English people settled down in Cheshire in 1694. At that time, it was a part of a town named Wallingford. Cheshire separated from Wallingford in 1780 to establish its separate identity. It developed into a small but prosperous farming town. After the war, there were significant changes as the town began to suburbanize. Cheshire found an economic niche in manufacturing bedding plants for local and national customers. This is reflected in the slogan of Cheshire, which is, "The Bedding Plant Capital of Connecticut."
Cheshire and nearby Attractions
- Cheshire Golf Course
- Willowbrook Farms
- Cheshire Town Park
- Barker Character Comic & Cartoon Museum
- Quinnipiac Recreation Area
- Hubbard Park
Things To Do In Cheshire
The Comic and Cartoon Museum is a unique museum which features a large collection of novelties and memorabilia. Apart from this, the town also has several parks. Recreational and entertainment programs are regularly organized by the Parks and Recreation Department.
The Tweed-New Haven Airport provides facilities for air transportation.
Cheshire Higher Education
Quinnipiac University, Yale University, Naugatuck Valley Community College and Southern Connecticut State University offer higher educational opportunities to the people of Cheshire.