Introduction to Hamden, Connecticut
Hamden, Connecticut, in New Haven county, is 72 miles NE of New York, New York. The town is located in the New Haven - Meriden metropolitan area. Hamden has a population of 56,913.
Hamden was originally a part of New Haven and was settled in by Puritans. The land was purchased from the local Quinnipiack Native Americans by Theophilus Eaton and Reverend John Davenport in 1638. It remained a part of New Haven until it was incorporated independently in 1786. The community was named after British statesman, John Hampden. The town experienced significant suburban development after WWII.
Hamden and nearby Attractions
- Eli Whitney Museum
- Prayer and Deliverance Church
- Acme Mall Shopping Cente
- Butterworth Brook Reservoir
- Pardee Rose Garden
- Sleeping Giant State Park
Things To Do In Hamden
The Putnam Cottage Museum and the Eli Whitney Museum have some interesting exhibits depicting the history of the region. The reservoirs and brooks around the town are popular spots among local residents. The Acme Mall Shopping Center, Putnam Place Shopping Center, Caldor Shopping Center, Hamden Mart Shopping Center and Mount Carmel Shopping Center offer a range of entertainment facilities to residents and visitors of Hamden.
Tweed-New Haven Airport provides air transportation facilities.
Hamden Higher Education
Quinnipiac University is the local institute of higher education. Yale University, Gateway Community College and Southern Connecticut State University are all nearby as well.