Introduction to East Haven, Connecticut
East Haven, Connecticut, in New Haven county, is 3 miles SE of New Haven, Connecticut and 68 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is in the New Haven- Meriden area. There are 28,189 residents in East Haven.
East Haven History
East Haven was obtained on November 29, 1638, by Puritan settlers Theophilus Eaton and Reverend John Davenport. It was then called East Farms. Settlements were established here in 1639. The New Haven colony merged with the Connecticut Colony in 1655 and an ironwork mill was set up here. As this mill became successful, the area came to be known as Iron Works Village. In May of 1707, the name of the town was changed to East Haven and it was officially incorporated in 1785.
East Haven and nearby Attractions
- Shore Line Trolley Museum
- Hagaman Memorial Library
- Maloney Brook
- Silver Sands Beach
- Alling Memorial Golf Course
- Kennedy Field
Things To Do In East Haven
The Silver Sands Beach, Shell Beach, Momauguin Beach and West Silver Sands Beach are very popular tourist spots. One can also indulge in a variety of recreational activities and sports at these beaches. The Trolley Square Shopping Center is the ideal destination for those who love to shop.
East Haven Transportation
JFK Memorial is the nearest major airport.
East Haven Higher Education
Gateway Community College, Yale University, the University of New Haven, Southern Connecticut State University and Quinnipiac University provide higher educational opportunities to the residents of East Haven.