Introduction to North Haven, Connecticut
North Haven, Connecticut is 2 miles E of Hamden, Connecticut and 73 miles NE of New York, New York. It is in New Haven county. The town is part of the New Haven - Meriden metro area. The population of North Haven is 23,035.
North Haven History
Reverend James Pierpont of New Haven willed 8 acres of land to his neighbors in the Northeast Parish in 1714. A meeting house was constructed here in 1722. This area came to be known as North Haven, and it was officially incorporated as a town in 1786. In the later part of the 18th century and the early years of the 19th century, roads were built to facilitate communication. After World War II, factories were set up in this town and the population increased dramatically.
North Haven and nearby Attractions
- Eli Whitney Gun Factory
- Peabody Museum of Natural History
- Calvary Temple
- Pardee Rose Garden
- Fivemile Brook
- Wharton Brook State Park
Things To Do In North Haven
From North Haven, one can visit some interesting historical sites like the Eli Whitney Gun Factory, the Harrison House, the Hyland House and Thomas Griswold House. The Eli Whitney Museum and the Peabody Museum of Natural History display exhibits illustrating the historical background of the region. Besides, there are numerous brooks and reservoirs all around the town. These offer a range of recreational facilities for the enjoyment of the visitors. In addition, the Connecticut Irish Festival, Feis & Agricultural Fair and the North Haven Fair are organized by the town of North Haven every year.
North Haven Transportation
Tweed-New Haven Airport is nearby.
North Haven Higher Education
For higher studies, one can enroll at Quinnipiac University, Yale University, Gateway Community College or Southern Connecticut State University.