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East Haven Town

East Haven Town Hall is located at 67 Hudson Street, East Haven, CT 06512; phone: 203-468-3227.

Beginnings [1]

Settlement at East Haven goes back to the iron works established at the foot of Lake Saltonstall in 1657, under the leadership of John Winthrop, to work up the bog iron brought from North Haven. A parish was organized in 1711, and the town was incorporated in 1785. Jacob Hemingway, an East Haven boy, the first student at the new Yale College in Saybrook, graduated in 1704 and came back to his native town as its first minister.

  1. Edgar L. Heermance, compiler, The Connecticut Guide: What to See and Where to Find It, Connecticut Emergency Relief Commission, Hartford, 1935.
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