Introduction to Seymour, Connecticut
Seymour, Connecticut, in New Haven county, is 9 miles W of Hamden, Connecticut and 65 miles NE of New York, New York. Part of the surrounding Bridgeport metro area, Seymour is home to some 15,454 residents.
Seymour was initially inhabited by the Pequot Indians. John Wakeman was the first European settler in the area. It was originally named Chusetown and was a part of Derby. Later on, the name of the town was changed to Humphreysville. The area was incorporated as Seymour in 1850. The town was named after Thomas H. Seymour, the Governor of Connecticut at that time.
Seymour and nearby Attractions
- Indian Well State Park
- Quassy Amusement Park
- West Rock Ridge State Park
- Connecticut Children's Museum
- Beardsley Zoo
- Eli Whitney Museum
Things To Do In Seymour
While in Seymour, you can visit the Abe Stone Park, Chatfield Park, Sochrin Park, Casagrande Field and the French Memorial Park. Hiking can be enjoyed at the Little-Laurel Lime Ridge. The ridge also has limestone caves and offers scenic views of the Housatonic River.
Air transportation is available from Igor I. Sikorsky Memorial Airport.
Seymour Higher Education
Southern Connecticut State University, the University of New Haven and Yale University are the nearby institutes of higher education.