Introduction to Meriden, Connecticut
Meriden, Connecticut, in New Haven county, is 82 miles NE of New York, New York. The city is part of the New Haven - Meriden metropolitan statistical area. About 58,244 people live in Meriden.
The city of Meriden was originally a part of Wallingford. It was declared a town in 1806 and officially incorporated as a city in 1867. It was named after Meriden, a town in West Midlands, England. During the 19th century, Meriden was also famous as the 'Silver City' because companies like Meriden Cutlery and International Silver manufactured substantial numbers of cutlery and products related to it.
Meriden and nearby Attractions
- Barnes Museum
- Hubbard Park
- Giuffrida Park
- Hunter Golf Club
- Mount Southington
- Powder Ridge
Things To Do In Meriden
The Solomon Gosse House is the oldest house in Meriden. It was built by Solomon Goffe in 1711 and has been turned into a museum. The area also has a number of parks, golf courses and ski areas nearby.
Bradley International is the nearest major airport.
Meriden Higher Education
Higher education can be pursued at Central Connecticut State University, Wesleyan University and Quinnipiac University.