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Hamden in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Hamden

 
 
Hamden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 11, 2010
1. Hamden Marker
Inscription.
Hamden
Incorporated in 1786, this town was originally part of New Haven and was named for John Hampden, noted English statesman. In 1798, at the foot of Lake Whitney, Eli Whitney pioneered in the use of interchangeable parts in the manufacture of arms for the United States Government and created the American concept of assembly line production. The first truss bridge in the United States, constructed after the patented design of Ithiel Town, eminent architect, was erected in Whitneyville in 1823.
The Farmington Canal, 1825 – 1848, traversed the entire length of Hamden and evidence of it still exists in the Mount Carmel area.
Erected by The Hamden Historical Society, Inc.
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
1973
 
Erected 1973 by The Hamden Historical Society, Inc, Connecticut Historical Commission.
 
Location. 41° 22.999′ N, 72° 54.128′ W. Marker is in Hamden, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker is at the intersection of Dixwell Avenue (Connecticut Route 10) and Whitney Avenue, on the left when traveling west on Dixwell Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Hamden CT 06518, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker
Hamden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, March 11, 2010
2. Hamden Marker
Behind the marker is the Hamden Town Hall undergoing renovation.
, measured as the crow flies. The Freedom Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Campanile and Carillon (within shouting distance of this marker); Hamden Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); North Haven Veterans Monument (approx. 2.1 miles away); North Haven (approx. 2.2 miles away); North Haven Soldiers Monument (approx. 2.2 miles away); North Haven 300th Anniversary (approx. 2.2 miles away); North Haven Vietnam War Monument (approx. 2.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hamden.
 
Also see . . .
1. Hamden, Connecticut on Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 16, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. John Hampden on Wikipedia. (Submitted on March 16, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 16, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 716 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 16, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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