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Hamden, Connecticut, USA

Hamden, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
Hamden is a lovely community of neighborhoods, a New England town, which perfectly blends urban and suburban living. With affordable homes, highly respected schools including a state-of-the-art high school, with a landscape rich in hills and walking trails and an abundance of shops and restaurants, Hamden is a wonderful place to live and an alluring place to visit.
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Hamden was once home to cotton gin inventor Eli Whitney, who established an armory in the town.
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  • 1819 - Hamden
    Hamden is a small township centrally situated in the county, five and a half miles from New-Haven, and 32 from Hartford; bounded north by Cheshire and...Read MORE...


  • Hamden, Connecticut, USA
    Whitneyville Congregational Church

    The church congregation was established in 1795, and built its first sanctuary in the Hamden Plains area. By 1833 the first church was too small, and the search began for land to build a larger structure. A gift ... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • 1854 - Hamden
    Hamden, a post-township in New Haven co., Connecticut, 6 miles N. from New Haven, intersected by the New Haven and Northampton Canal railroad. Populat...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    HAMDEN, a township of Newhaven co., in Connecticut, U.S., 33 m. SSW of Hartford. Pop. 1,797.
    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859

  • News 1873 - SIXTEEN PERSONS INJURED IN CONNECTICUT.
    New Haven, Conn., Jan. 30. - The 5 3/ 4 P.M. passenger train from this city, for Northampton, on the New Haven and Northampton Railroad, was thrown fro...Read MORE...


  • News 1889 - Unusual Suit
    A New Haven, Ct., justice has just had an unusual suit brought before him. Miles Whitcomb, of Hamden, sues his uncle, Herman Skiff, to recover $400 fo...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - Hamden
    Ham'den, a post-township of New Haven co., Conn., on the New Haven & Northampton Railroad, 7 miles N. of New Haven, contains villages named Centrevill...Read MORE...


  • Hamden, Connecticut, USA
    Sleeping Giant State Park

    "Two miles of mountaintop resembling a sleeping giant give this park its name, and make it a distinguishing feature on Connecticut's skyline with a designated Trout Park, lookout tower, hiking and nature trails,... Read MORE...

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  • Hamden, Connecticut, USA
    Town Hall
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  • Hamden, Connecticut, USA
    Around 1910
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  • 1916
    Hamden, a post-township (town) of New Haven co.. Conn., on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R.. 6 miles N. of New Haven, its banking point. It has...Read MORE...


  • Hamden, Connecticut, USA
    Masonic Temple
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  • Hamden, Connecticut, USA
    Mount Carmel Center
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  • News 1922 - Acid Test
    Hamden, Conn. - Literal application of the 'acid test' was made by burglars who ransacked the house of J. A. Gilles while the family was absent. The b...Read MORE...


  • Hamden, Connecticut, USA
    New Haven Webb Co., Hamden, Conn.
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    The "Web Shop" was an imposing brick structure of typical "mill" construction in Centerville. Its wood-frame predecessor burnt down in September 1875. The new brick building was completed... Read MORE...

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  • Hamden, Connecticut, USA
    Memorial Town Hall, Hamden, Conn.
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  • Hamden, Connecticut, USA
    Whitney Ave., Centerville, Conn.
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  • Hamden, Connecticut, USA
    Old Town Hall Showing World War Roll of Honor, Centerville, Conn.
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  • Hamden, Connecticut, USA
    Johnson's Bowling Academy
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  • Hamden, Connecticut, USA
    Carriage Drive Restaurant
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  • Hamden, Connecticut, USA
    Hamden High School

    Hamden High School is a four-year high school for grades 9 through 12. It is located at 2040 Dixwell Avenue in Hamden, Connecticut. It is part of the Hamden Public School System and is the only public high school within the... Read MORE...

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Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Hamden, Connecticut, USA


Hamden, Connecticut, USA

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Whitneyville Congregational Church

The church congregation was established in 1795, and built its first sanctuary in the Hamden Plains area. By 1833 the first church was too small, and the search began for land to build a larger structure. A gift ... Read MORE...

Hamden, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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Sleeping Giant State Park

"Two miles of mountaintop resembling a sleeping giant give this park its name, and make it a distinguishing feature on Connecticut's skyline with a designated Trout Park, lookout tower, hiking and nature trails,... Read MORE...

Hamden, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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Town Hall

Hamden, Connecticut, USA

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Around 1910

Hamden, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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Masonic Temple

Hamden, Connecticut, USA

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Mount Carmel Center

Hamden, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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New Haven Webb Co., Hamden, Conn.
museumofcthistory.org

The "Web Shop" was an imposing brick structure of typical "mill" construction in Centerville. Its wood-frame predecessor burnt down in September 1875. The new brick building was completed... Read MORE...

Hamden, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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Memorial Town Hall, Hamden, Conn.
museumofcthistory.org

Hamden, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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Whitney Ave., Centerville, Conn.

Hamden, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
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Old Town Hall Showing World War Roll of Honor, Centerville, Conn.
museumofcthistory.org

Hamden, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Johnson's Bowling Academy

Hamden, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Carriage Drive Restaurant

Hamden, Connecticut, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Hamden High School

Hamden High School is a four-year high school for grades 9 through 12. It is located at 2040 Dixwell Avenue in Hamden, Connecticut. It is part of the Hamden Public School System and is the only public high school within the... Read MORE...

History, News and Stories of Hamden, Connecticut, USA

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  • 1819 - Hamden
    Hamden is a small township centrally situated in the county, five and a half miles from New-Haven, and 32 from Hartford; bounded north by Cheshire... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Hamden
    Hamden, a post-township in New Haven co., Connecticut, 6 miles N. from New Haven, intersected by the New Haven and Northampton Canal railroad.... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    HAMDEN, a township of Newhaven co., in Connecticut, U.S., 33 m. SSW of Hartford. Pop. 1,797.
    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
  • News  1873 - SIXTEEN PERSONS INJURED IN CONNECTICUT.
    New Haven, Conn., Jan. 30. - The 5 3/ 4 P.M. passenger train from this city, for Northampton, on the New Haven and Northampton Railroad, was thrown... Read MORE...

  • News  1889 - Unusual Suit
    A New Haven, Ct., justice has just had an unusual suit brought before him. Miles Whitcomb, of Hamden, sues his uncle, Herman Skiff, to recover $400... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Hamden
    Ham'den, a post-township of New Haven co., Conn., on the New Haven & Northampton Railroad, 7 miles N. of New Haven, contains villages named... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Hamden, a post-township (town) of New Haven co.. Conn., on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R.. 6 miles N. of New Haven, its banking point. It... Read MORE...

  • News  1922 - Acid Test
    Hamden, Conn. - Literal application of the 'acid test' was made by burglars who ransacked the house of J. A. Gilles while the family was absent. The... Read MORE...

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