Introduction to Haddam, Connecticut
Haddam, Connecticut, in Middlesex county, is 15 miles E of Meriden, Connecticut and 91 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is located in the Hartford metropolitan area. Haddam's population is 7,157.
In 1660, the Connecticut Colonial Legislature sent Samuel Willys and Matthew Allyn to purchase land from Native Americans. The purchase was completed in 1662, and two settlements were established on the west bank of the Connecticut River. 28 men arrived with their families from Wethersfield, Hartford, and Windsor, Connecticut. The town of Haddam was named after Much Hadham, England, and was officially incorporated in October of 1668. The first school was built in 1705.
Haddam and nearby Attractions
- Lebanon Historical Society Museum
- Essex Steam Train
- Thomas Griswold House
- Copernican Observatory & Planetarium
- Selden Neck State Park
- Lake Compounce Theme Park
Things To Do In Haddam
The Buttolph-Williams House, the Gillette Castle, the Webb-Deane-Stevens Museum and the Florence Griswold Museum are some of the local museums and historical sites. The Wharton Brook State Park, the Mansfield Hollow State Park and the Hammonasset Beach State Park are all accessible from Haddam as well. Higganum Congregational Church, Saint Peters Church and the Valley Bible Evangelical Church are the local churches.
Flights are available from Hartford-Brainard Airport.
Haddam Higher Education
Central Connecticut State University, Wesleyan University and Trinity College are all nearby.