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North Haven, Connecticut, USA - Washington Avenue, North Haven, Conn.

North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, USA

In 1790 people in North Haven were out-numbered by sheep, 1,620 to 1,236.

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Shady Corner, Public Green, North Haven, Conn.
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"Hon. Frank L. Stiles, of North Haven, Republican Senator from the Twelfth District, is the son of Isaac L. and Sophronia M. (Blakeslee) Stiles, and was born at North Haven July 12, 1854. He is a direct descendant of the Rev. Ezra Stiles, who was president of Yale College. He received his education at the famous Cheshire Academy and when eighteen years of age began to learn the brickmakers’ business in his father’s plant. Senator Stiles is now president and treasurer of the Stiles & Hart Brick Company, Taunton, Mass., president and treasurer of The Stiles & Reynolds Brick Company, Berlin, Conn., and also of the I. L. Stiles & Son Brick Company. North Haven, Conn., one of the largest establishments of its kind in the country..." Legislative History and Souvenir of Connecticut (Vol. VII, 1909-1910)
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In his will of 1714, the Reverend James Pierpont of New Haven gave 8 acres to his neighbors in the Northeast Parish, as North Haven was called, "provided those neighbors will set their meeting house there and make their training and burying there."

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1722 - First meetinghouse built on Green in North Haven

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Incorporated in 1786, the town of North Haven was originally part of New Haven.

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1790 - The first United States census counted 1,236 people in the agricultural community of North Haven in 1790. However, the 1789 Grand List had found 1,620 sheep in North Haven, with the sheep outnumbering the residents.

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1819 - North Haven
North-Haven is a township, centrally situated in the county, being 8 miles from New-Haven, and 26 miles from Hartford; bounded on the north by Wallingford, on the east by Wallingford, Branford and East-Haven, on the south by East-Haven, and on the west by Hamden. Mean length from north to south, 6 miles, with a medium breadth of nearly 3 miles, comprising about 17 square miles. The township is generally level, but the eastern & western extremities are considerably hilly, or mountainous; the soil is mostly a light sandy loam, and produces rye, corn, &c...
A Gazetteer of the States of Connecticut and Rhode-Island: Written with Care and Impartiality, from Original and Authentic Materials : Consisting of Two Parts ... with an Accurate and Improved Map of Each State Authors John Chauncey Pease, John Milton Niles Publisher W.S. Marsh, 1819
In 1838, the Hartford and New Haven Railroad opened its line
over the sand plains that had been left by the glaciers along the 45-mile Quinnipiac River that flows from Plainville through North Haven into Long Island Sound.
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1839 - North Haven
North Haven, Connecticut
New Haven county. North Haven was taken from New Haven in 1786. The town lies on both sides of the Wallingford, or Quinnipiac river, and comprises the valley and a part of the bordering hills. The valley is partly rich intervale land, and more extensively sand; covered with a thin stratum of loam; light but warm. Near the northern line of the town it is so light as, in two or three places of small extent, to be blown into drifts. The soil of the hills is good, being a reddish loam.

From the vicinity of this town to New Haven, and from its light and warm soil, which is favorable for early vegetation, there are various culinary vegetables, particularly peas, cultivated for the New Haven market. But the most striking feature of the township is the large and beautiful tract of salt meadows on both sides of the Quinnipiac.—These meadows produce large quantites of grass, which is mowed and stacked upon the land, from whence, when the ground is frozen... Read MORE...

1854 - The North Haven Brick Company and Warner, Mansfield & Stiles (also brick makers) founded in North Haven

A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill
1854 - North Haven
North Haven, a post-village of New Haven county, Connecticut, on Quinepiack river, and on the Hartford and New Haven railroad, 6 miles N. from New Haven. It contains 3 or 4 churches, an academy, and several stores. Population of the township, 1825.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
1856 - A North Haven correspondent of the Courrier, says that "a democrat and member of the church," in North Haven, was actually "seen" to distribute political documents on Sunday noon!
He probably "belongs to a church" where politics are preached on the Sabbath, and took this method of balancing the account. In this city, the Fremonters have an agent out who calls at the houses on Sunday, to see how people are going to vote. We are authorized to pronounce the write a base liar.
Columbian Register
New Haven, Connecticut
October 11, 1856
1879 - North Haven Sabbath School Picnic
The North Haven Congregational church and Sunday school will have one of their old fashioned picnics on Thrusday of this week at High Rock grove, weather favoring. Arrangements have been made with the different railroads whereby cars will be run from the North Haven station direct to the grove without charg, returning in the same manner. The train will leave North Haven at 7:37 a.m., stopping at Quinnipac a few moments later. On arrival at New Haven the cars will be transferred to the Derby railroad, and leaving the Meadow street station at 8:15 a.m., be run by special train direct to the grove. The fare from North Haven and Quinnipiac for all over twelve years of age will be eighty cents for the round trip, and forty cents for those under twelve years. Any one wishing to join the excursion at New Haven can do so at fifty and twenty-five cents for round trip. A special baggage car will be furnished for the occasion. On returning, the train will arrive in New Haven about 6 p.m., going... Read MORE...

1882 - North Haven Brick
North Haevn brick are very scarce at present, in fact none can be had at any price. There will be alarge supply soon. The price will probably be $10 a thousand for those first made, but it will drop to $9.50 and $9. Probably it will not go much lower this season. North Haven yards will turn out a greater number of brick this year than ever before. It iw worth mentioning, by the way, that a majority of the North Haven bricks are not made in North Haven at all but in Hamden. The yards line the tracks of the Consolidated road, which runs close to the boundary between the two towns, and more than half the yards on the Hamden side. But the bricks are always called North Haven bricks just the same.
New Haven Evening Register
New Haven, Connecticut
April 17, 1882
1884 - The North Haven Memorial Library was established

A Modern History of New Haven and Eastern New Haven County, Volume 1 By Everett Gleason Hill
1886 - Pickpockets at North Haven
Now that the great centennial celebration is over, North Haven people are finding out that they had their pockets picked. Nine empty pocketbooks have been found in the cemetery. Four of the wallets belonged to George C. Linsley of North Branford, N. W. Potwin of Fair Haven, William B. Hall of Walllingford and George W. Smith of North Haven. The othres hae not been identified. Edward A. Smith, Mrs. S. L. Marks of Hardensburg, N.Y., and Justus F. Brockett and N. J. Beach of North Haven were among the victims of the theives. One man lost a watch valued at $40, an, another lost $80, and Walstein Smith, $25.
The New Haven Evening Register
New Haven, Connecticut
October 23, 1886
1890 - A HORRIBLE SPECTACLE. The Man Killed at North Haven. Portions of the Body Found Seeral Feet From the Scene of the Fatality - The Head in One Place, The Trunk in Another and the Limbs in a Third Spot.
No more ghastly sight was evern seen in North Haven than that which was viewed there to-day by railroad men, doctors and a few citizens. Lying near the railroad bridge in the center of town was the trunk of a man's body. The man's head was some distance from the trunk. The face was severed from the had, that i the head was split in two, one part being found several feet from the other. Further on in a southerly direction were found the legs of the dead man, cut and gashed. Here and there along the side of the track were discovered pieces of human flesh. The passengers on the early morning trail from Hartford to this city, noticed the authorities of North Haven gathering up parts of the body and shuddered at the scene.

The stranger had been killed by one of the trains on the Hartford division some time last night. Which train is unknown. Whither the man was bound is also a mystery. The first report of the fatality was made by the crew of the freight train that reached Wallingford... Read MORE...

1895 - North Haven
North Ha'ven, a post-village in North Haven town ship, New Haven co., Conn., on the Quinepiac River, and the New York, New Haven & Hartford Railroad, 6 miles N. by E. of New Haven. It has 3 churches, and manufactures of brooms, farming-implements, coffins, and bricks. Pop. of the township, 1771.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1896 - EIGHT RIDERS ARRESTED. Wheelmen Compelled to Observe the Sidewalk Law in North Haven. LEFT THEIR WATCHES AS SECURITY. Two Cyclists From This City, Three From Hartford and Three From Meriden Taken Into Custoday Sunday
A Claim That the Notice Was Not Posted in a Conspicuous Place - Trial This Evening.

The town bicycle law for riding on the sidewalks was, for the first time enforced yesterday in North Haven. Eight wheelmen were arrested in front of the Town Hall and their trial will take place before Justice of the Peace Edward L Linsley in North Haven at 6:45 o'clock this evening. Two of the party are from this city, three from Meriden and three from Hartford.

The wheelmen after the arrest were taken to the Town Hall, where they were placed under $10 bonds each. The more fortunate of the party paid the bond, while one left a watch and another a diamond ring.

From that time on wheelmen were stationed along the path to warn all who rod that way. The affair was the chief topic of conversation among the wheelmen here to-day. Whey they acknowledge the right of the North Havven officials to pass and enforce a law, they consider that the notices should have been in more conspicuous places. In... Read MORE...

1906
North Haven, a post-village in North-Haven township (town), New Haven co., Conn., on the Quinnipiac River and on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 6 miles N. by E. of New Haven. It has manufactures of bricks, etc. Pop. of the town in 1900, 2164.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
1913 - Bar Harbor Express, Crowded With Home-Coming Excursionsits, Rammed by the White Mountain Flier - At Least 100 Are Injured - Wooden Cars, Pullmans Among Them, Reduced to Kindling Wood
CRASH OCCURED NEAR NORTH HAVEN, CONN.

North Haven, Conn., Sept. 2. - The most appalling of the many recent accidents on the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad, occurred here this morning when the Bar Harbor express, crowded with passengers returning from the best summer resorts in New England, was rammed by the White Mountain night express.

At least fifteen are dead; the injured will number about a hundred. Of the injured many will undoubtedly die.

The last two card of the Bar Harbor express were utterly demolished. Parts of the cars, which were wooden, were hurled hundreds of feet away. The bodies of some of the dead were found fifty feet away in the fields.

The accident took place on a comparatively level stretch of road a mile from a telephone and with only two or three scattering houses near at hand. The scene is the most desolate of any spot between this town and Hartford. A series of sand dunes stretching from North Haven to Wallingford that are barren on... Read MORE...

1919 - (North Haven, CT) - O.F. Mossberg & Sons Inc., a shotgun manufacturer founded in 1919.

North Haven: No Sleeping Giant npaper-wehaa.com/ nhliving/ 2013/ 12
The North Haven Fair was established in 1942.


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2023 - Whether you're a local looking for something new to explore or a visitor passing through, here's a list of places to go and things to do in North Haven:
Quinnipiac University:

Take a stroll through the beautiful Quinnipiac University campus. The picturesque grounds are perfect for a leisurely walk or a quiet afternoon picnic.

Peter's Rock Park:

Enjoy some outdoor time at Peter's Rock Park. Hike the trails, have a picnic, and take in panoramic views of the surrounding countryside from the summit.

Wharton Brook State Park:

For those who love nature, Wharton Brook State Park offers hiking trails, a pond for fishing and swimming, and picnicking areas. It's a great place for a family outing.

Dining in North Haven:

Explore the local dining scene. North Haven has a variety of restaurants offering everything from Italian cuisine at Bellini's to classic American fare at Mikro Craft Beer Bar.

North Haven Historical Society:

Learn about the town's history at the North Haven Historical Society. They often host exhibitions and events that showcase the area's rich past.

North Haven Trail:

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Featuring iconic local delicacies, the design of this mug captures the essence of Connecticut's food culture. It pays homage to the Apizza, a unique and mouthwatering pizza style that originated in New Haven. The legendary Louis' Lunch Burger, said to be the birthplace of the hamburger, is also prominently featured. And of course, there's a nod to the classic White Clam Pizza, a coastal favorite that's a must-try for seafood enthusiasts.   Pinterest   

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