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Hamden

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Hamden
State:
Connecticut
County:
New Haven County
Probate District:
37
Year Established:
1786
Year Incorporated:
Form of Government:
Mayor - City council
Town Hall Address:
Hamden Govornment Center
2750 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
(203) 287-2500
Town Clerk's Office
(203) 287-7112
Research hours - 9 a.m to 4 p.m M-F.
Volumes must be requested from clerk
Web Address:
www.hamden.com/

History Brief:
This town was settled on the northern part of the land purchased from the Indians in 1638 by the Rev. John Davenport and Theophilus Eaton, founders of the New Haven Colony. Parish privileges were granted in October 1757 and the area called, Mount Carmel Society. The town was incorporated in 1786 and named, Hamden. Town vital records begin 1786. Barbour collection records cover 1786-1854.
   
Other City Names (1)
Name:Parish of Mt. Carmel
 
Settled From (1)
Town Name:New Haven
 
Population (6)
Year:1910
Population:5850

Year:1920
Population:8611

Year:1930
Population:19020

Year:1940
Population:23373

Year:1950
Population:29311

Year:2000
Population:56913
 
Founding Families (0)
No Data Available.
 
Cemeteries (12)
Name:Beaeverdale Memorial Park Inc.
Location:90 Pine Rock Ave., Hamden, CT

Name:Centerville Cemetery
Location:347 Washington Avenue

Name:Congregation B'nai Cemetery
Location:55 Warner Street

Name:Congregation B'nai Scholom Cemetery
Location:25 Allen Street

Name:Doolittle Cemetery
Location:Bethany Road

Name:Hamden Plains Cemetery
Location:248 Circular Avenue

Name:Mt. Carmel Cemetery
Location:3801 Whitney Avenue

Name:St. Mary Roman Catholic Cemetery
Location:3126 Whitney Avenue

Name:State Street Cemetery
Location:2139 State Street

Name:West Woods Cemetery
Location:Gaylord Mountain Road

Name:Whitneyville Cemetery
Location:1266 Whitney Avenue

Name:Woodin Street Cemetery
Location:606 Woodin Street
 
Churches (25)
Name:C.J. Smith Holy Ghost Deliverance (203) 497-9253
Location:61 Alling Street, Hamden, CT 06517

Name:Central Baptist Church (203) 248-7112
Location:1360 Shepard Avenue, CT 06518

Name:Christ Lutheran Church - ELCA (203) 288-3196
Location:600 Shepard Avenue, Hamden, CT 06514
Website:www.christlutheran.com

Name:Christian Tabernacle Baptist Church (203) 624-3026
Location:449 Newhall Street, Hamden, CT 06517

Name:Church of the Ascension (203) 288-7516
Location:1040 Dunbar Hill Road, Hamden, CT 06514

Name:Congregation Mishkan Israel (Reform) (203) 288-3877
Location:785 Ridge Rd, Hamden

Name:Dunbar United Church of Christ (203) 228-2342
Location:767 Benham Street, Hamden, CT 06514
Website:www.dunbarchurch.com

Name:Friendship Baptist Church (203) 776-9147
Location:26 Edwards Street, Hamden, CT 06517

Name:Grace & St. Peter's Episcopal Church (203) 248-4338
Location:2927 Dixwell Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518
Website:www.granceandstpeters.org

Name:Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd (203) 248-7420
Location:3680 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06517

Name:Mt. Carmel Congregational Church (203) 248-7408
Location:3284 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518
Website:www.mccucc.com

Name:Mt. Zion Seventh-day Advent 1st Church (203) 562-5784
Location:64 Marlboro Street, Hamden, CT 06517

Name:New Haven Koran Church (203) 288-0110
Location:42 Glen Parkway, Hamden, CT 06517
Website:www.newhavenchurch.org

Name:Olivet Baptist Church (203) 288-4871
Location:3762 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518
Website:www.olivetbaptistchurch.com

Name:Our Lady of Mt. Carmel R.C. Church (203) 248-0141
Location:3819 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT 06518
Website:www.olomc.org

Name:St. Rita's R.C. Church (203) 248-5513
Location:1620 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT 06517
Website:www.stritachurch.org

Name:St. Stephen's Church (203) 288-6439
Location:400 Ridge Road, Hamden, CT 06517
Website:www.ststephenparishhamden,com

Name:St. Theresa's R.C.
Location:Ridge Rd, Hamden

Name:Temple Beth Sholom (Conservative) (203) 288-7748
Location:1809 Whitney Ave., Hamden
Website:www.tbshamden.com

Name:Unitarian Society of New Haven (203) 288-1807
Location:700 Hartford Tpk., Hamden, CT 06517
Website:www.usnh.org

Name:Victory Temple (203) 498-2633
Location:334 Morse Street, Hamden, CT 06517

Name:West Woods Bible Chapel (203) 288-4871
Location:165 Hillfield Road, Hamden, CT 06518

Name:Westminster Orthodox Presbyterian Church (203) 288-8161
Location:565 Shepard Avenue, Hamden, CT 06514
Website:www.wopchamden.org

Name:Whitney Christian Life Center (203) 772-1800
Location:691 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT

Name:Whitney United Church of Christ (203) 248-3711
Location:1253 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06517
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (8)
Name:Augerville

Name:Centerville

Name:Hamden Center

Name:Highwood

Name:Mount Carmel

Name:Spring Glen

Name:West Woods

Name:Whitneyville
 
Historical Locations (0)
No Data Available.
 
Notable Citizens (5)
Name:Eli Whitney (1765-1825) Inventor of the cotton gin
Type:Historic

Name:Ernest Borgnine - Actor
Type:Contemporary

Name:Joe Castiglione - Play by play man for the Cleveland Indians, now working for the Boston Red Sox
Type:Contemporary

Name:Linda Greenhouse (1947-) Pulitzer prize winning journalist
Type:Contemporary

Name:Thornton Wilder (1897-1975) Playwright
Type:Contemporary
 
Newspapers (3)
Name:Hamden Chronicle (203) 876-6800
Type:Contemporary
Location:P.O.Box 5339, Milford, CT 06460
Website:www.zwire.com

Name:Hamden Journal (203) 926-2091 (Hometown Publications)
Type:Contemporary
Location:1000 Bridgepirt Avenue, Shelton, CT 06484

Name:The Peoples Press (203) 235-9333
Type:Contemporary
Location:P.O. Box 4459, Yalesville, CT 06492
Website:www.peoplespressnews.com
 
Schools (16)
Name:Alice Peck School (203) 407-2010
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:35 Hillfield Rd, Hamden, CT 06514

Name:Bear Path School K-6 (203) 407-2015
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:10 Kirk Rd, Hamden, CT 06514

Name:Church Street School Pk-6 (203) 407-2020
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:95 Church Street, Hamden, CT 06514

Name:Dunbar Hill School K-6 (203) 407-2025
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:315 Lane St., Hamden, CT 06514

Name:Hamden High School (203) 407-2040
Type:High School
Location:2040 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, CT

Name:Hamden Middle School 7-8 (2103) 407-3140
Type:Middle School
Location:2623 Dixwell Ave., Hamden, CT 06518

Name:Helen Street School K-6 (203) 407-2030
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:385 Helen St., Hamden, CT 06514

Name:Quinnipiac University (203) 582-8200
Type:University
Location:275 Mount Carmel Ave., Hamden, CT 06518
Website:www.quinnipiac.edu

Name:Ridge Hill School K-6 (203) 407-2035
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:120 Carew Rd, Hamden, CT 06517

Name:Sacred Heart Academy Girls Grades 9-12 (203) 288-2309
Type:High School
Location:265 Benham Street, Hamden, CT 06514
Website:sha-excelsior.org

Name:Saint Stephen School Pk-8 (203) 288-6792
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:418 Ridge Road, Hamden, CT 06517
Website:saintstephenschool.net

Name:Shepherd Glen School K-6 (203) 407-2070
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:Skiff St. Extension, Hamden, CT 06514

Name:Spring Glen School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:1908 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT

Name:St. Rita School Pk-8 (203) 248-3114
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:1601 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06517
Website:www.stritaschool.org

Name:West Woods School K-6 (203) 407-2050
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:350 West Todd, Hamden, CT 06518

Name:Wintergreen Interdistrict Magnet School K-8 (203) 281-9668
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:670 Wintergreen Avenue, Hamden, CT 06514
Website:www.wintergreenschool.org
 
Libraries (3)
Name:Louise A. Brundage Community Branch Library (203) 287-2675
Type:Current
Location:91 Circular Ave., Hamden, CT

Name:Memorial Central Library (203) 287-2680
Type:Current
Location:2901 Dixwell Ave. Hamden, CT 06518
Website:www.hamdenlibrary.org

Name:Whitneyville Branch Library (203) 287-2677
Type:Current
Location:125 Carleton St., Hamden, CT 06518
 
Published Histories (4)
Name:Colonial History of the Parish of Mount Carmet
Author:John H. Dickerman
Date Published:1904
Publisher:Ryder's Printing House

Name:History of Hamden, Connecticut 1786-1959
Author:Rachel M. Hartley
Date Published:1959
Publisher:Shoe String Press

Name:History of the Town of Hamden, with an Account of the Centennial Celebration
Author:William P. Blake
Date Published:1888
Publisher:Price, Lee and Co.

Name:The Story of Hamden, Land of the Sleeping Giant
Date Published:1966
Publisher:Shoe String Press
 
Genealogy Websites (0)
No Data Available.
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (1)
Name:Martha M. Becker
Contact Data:10 Deepwood Drive
Hamden, CT 06517
or contact the
Hamden Historical Society
Miller Memorial Cultural Center
2901 Dixwell Avenue
Hamden, CT 06518
(203) 287-2686 History Room ext. 37 to schedule a appointment
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1786-Present - Earlier birth, marriage, and
Marriage:1786-Present - death records may be found
Death:1786-Present - in New Haven
 





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