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City/Town Name:
New Haven County
Probate District:
Year Established:
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:

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)





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

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

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

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

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

Name:Olivet Baptist Church (203) 288-4871
Location:3762 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06518

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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:Hamden Center


Name:Mount Carmel

Name:Spring Glen

Name:West Woods

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

Name:Ernest Borgnine - Actor

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

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

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

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

Name:The Peoples Press (203) 235-9333
Location:P.O. Box 4459, Yalesville, CT 06492
Schools (16)
Name:Alice Peck School (203) 407-2010
Location:35 Hillfield Rd, Hamden, CT 06514

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

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

Name:Dunbar Hill School K-6 (203) 407-2025
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
Location:385 Helen St., Hamden, CT 06514

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

Name:Ridge Hill School K-6 (203) 407-2035
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

Name:Saint Stephen School Pk-8 (203) 288-6792
Location:418 Ridge Road, Hamden, CT 06517

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

Name:Spring Glen School
Location:1908 Whitney Ave., Hamden, CT

Name:St. Rita School Pk-8 (203) 248-3114
Location:1601 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06517

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

Name:Wintergreen Interdistrict Magnet School K-8 (203) 281-9668
Location:670 Wintergreen Avenue, Hamden, CT 06514
Libraries (3)
Name:Louise A. Brundage Community Branch Library (203) 287-2675
Location:91 Circular Ave., Hamden, CT

Name:Memorial Central Library (203) 287-2680
Location:2901 Dixwell Ave. Hamden, CT 06518

Name:Whitneyville Branch Library (203) 287-2677
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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