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Meriden

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Meriden
State:
Connecticut
County:
New Haven County
Probate District:
16
Year Established:
1725
Year Incorporated:
1806
Form of Government:
Mayor - City Council
Town Hall Address:
Meriden City Hall
142 East Main Street
Meriden, CT 06450
(203) 630-4030
Open Mon - Fri 8:00 to 5:00
Web Address:
www.cityofmeriden.org/

History Brief:
This was the northern part of the tract bought by the planters of the New Haven Colony in 1638 and settled as New Haven Village. The place name, Merideen, appears on a deed as early as 1664, but the area was generally called, Wallingsford Purchase Lands. In 1725, the farmers of northern Wallingsford petitioned and were granted to be Wallingsford North Society. In 1728, Merridan farm was annexed to this and the entire Society called Merriden. The town of Meriden was incorporated in May 1806. The City was incorporated in 1867 and merged with the township in 1921.
Numerous local cutlery shops were eventually merged into the International Silver Company, giving the nickname, "the Silver City."
Town Birth records begin 1852. Marriage records begin 1843. Death records begin 1833. Barbour collection records cover 1806-1853.
   
Other City Names (0)
No Data Available.
 
Settled From (1)
Town Name:Wallingford
 
Population (11)
Year:1900
Population:28659

Year:1910
Population:32066

Year:1920
Population:34764

Year:1930
Population:38481

Year:1940
Population:39494

Year:1950
Population:44088

Year:1960
Population:51850

Year:1970
Population:55959

Year:1980
Population:57118

Year:1990
Population:59479

Year:2000
Population:58244
 
Founding Families (3)
Surname:Belcher

Surname:Gilbert

Surname:Higbee
 
Cemeteries (17)
Name:Academy Bury Ground
Location:Market St.

Name:Broad Street Cemetery
Location:402 Broad St, Meriden, CT

Name:East Cemetery
Location:45 East Main St.

Name:Gethsemane Cemetery
Location:76 Bee St.

Name:Indian, Buckwheat Hill Cemetery
Location:Southeast of Center

Name:Meriden Hebrew Cemetery
Location:114 Carrigan Ave.

Name:Old Roman Catholic Cemetery
Location:1/4 mile south of Sacred Heart Cemetery

Name:ST. Patrick Roman Catholic Cemetery (203) 237-3226
Location:250 Gypsy Lane

Name:Sacred Heart Cemetery
Location:250 Gypsy La, Meriden, CT

Name:Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Cemetery (203) 237-3226
Location:206 South Broad St

Name:St. Boniface Cemetery
Location:Old Colony Rd.

Name:St. Laurent Cemetery
Location:1351 Hanover Ave

Name:St. Peter & St Paul Russian Orthodox Cemetery
Location:362 Westfield Rd.

Name:St. Stanilaus Roman Catholic Cemetery
Location:156 Yale Ave.

Name:Walnut Grove Cemetery
Location:817 Old Colony Rd, Meriden, CT

Name:West Cemetery
Location:202 Hanover Ave.

Name:Workman Circle Cemetery
Location:Near Meriden Hebrew Cemetery 114 Corrigan Ave.
 
Churches (43)
Name: First Assembly of God
Location:601 Paddock Ave., Meriden

Name:7th Day Adventist Church
Location:330 Paddock Avenue, Meriden

Name:African Methodist Episcopal Parker Zion Church
Location:1280 North Broad Street, Meriden

Name:All Saints Episcopal Church
Location:201 West Main Street, Meriden

Name:All Saints Episcopal Church
Location:201 West Main Street, Meriden

Name:Alpha & Omega Christian Church
Location:134 Springdale Avenue, Meriden

Name:Apostolic Community Church
Location:146 Center Street, Meriden

Name:Bible Way Church Worldwide
Location:269 South Colony Street, Meriden

Name:Calvary Baptist Church
Location:262 Bee Street, meriden

Name:Center Congregational Church
Location:474 Broad Street, Meriden

Name:Church of God - World Mission
Location:85 Winthrop Terrace, Meriden

Name:Church-God Conquerers-Faith
Location:975 Broad Street, Meriden

Name:Eglesia Fuentes de Salvacion
Location:152 Colony Street, Meriden

Name:Faith Center Church
Location:22 Crown Street, Meriden

Name:Family Christian Worship Center
Location:53 Coe Avenue, Meriden

Name:First Baptist Church
Location:460 Broad Street, Meriden

Name:First Congregational Church/TaiwaneseChristian Church
Location:62 Colony Street, Meriden
Website:www.fccmeriden.org

Name:First United Methodist Church
Location:159 East Main Street, Meriden

Name:GraceFellowship Christian Center
Location:131 Windsor Ave., Meriden

Name:Holy Angels Parish
Location:585 Main Street, South Meriden

Name:Iglesia Cristiana Palabra
Location:82 Camp Street, Meriden

Name:Iglesia Pentecostal
Location:164 West Main Street, Meriden

Name:Immanuel Evangelical Luthern church
Location:164 Hanover Street, Meriden

Name:Kingdom Hall, Jehovah's Witnesses
Location:20 Birchwood DR, South Meriden

Name:Meriden Hills Baptist Church
Location:139 Charles Street, Meriden

Name:Meriden Pentecostal Assembly
Location:228 Cook Avenue, Meriden

Name:Mount Hebron Baptist Church
Location:84 Franklin Street, Meriden

Name:New Gethsemene Deliverance Church
Location:220 Colony Street, Meriden

Name:New Life Church
Location:92 Main Street, South Meriden

Name:Our Lady of Mount Carmel Roman Catholic Church
Location:109 Goodwill Avenue, Meriden

Name:SS. Peter & Paul Orthodox Church
Location:54 Park Ave., Meriden
Website:www.sspeterpaul.org

Name:South Meriden Trinity United Methodist Church
Location:145 Main Street, South Meriden

Name:Spanish 7th Day Adventist Church
Location:24 Columbus Avenue, Meriden

Name:St Rose of Lima Roman Catholic Church
Location:35 Center Street, Meriden

Name:St. Andrew's Episcopal Church
Location:20 Catlin Street, Meriden

Name:St. John Luthern Church LCMS
Location:520 Paddock Ave., Meriden

Name:St. Joseph Roman Catholic Church
Location:22 Goodwill Avenue, Meriden

Name:St. Laurent Roman Catholic Church
Location:121 Camp Street, Meriden

Name:St. Mary Roman Catholic Church
Location:5 Sherman Place, Meriden

Name:St. Nicholas Catholic Church - Byzantine Rite
Location:89 Summer Street, Meriden

Name:St. Stanislaus Catholic Church - Polish
Location:82 Akron Street, Meriden

Name:Temple B'nai Abraham
Location:127 East Main Street, Meriden

Name:Unitarian Universalist Church
Location:328 Paddock Ave., Meriden
 
Monuments (2)
Name:SOLDIERS MONUMENT
Description:Approximately 45' granite pedestal, obelisk and figure
Location:142 East Main St., Meriden, CT
Type:Military
Dedication Date:06/18/1873
Artist/Sculptor:Charles Conrads

Name:WORLD WAR I MEMORIAL
Description:Granite column surmounted by bronze eagle and flanked at its base by four bronze statutes: doughboy, marine, sailor and nurse
Location:Memorial Boulevard, East Main Street
Type:Military
Dedication Date:11/08/1930
Artist/Sculptor:Aristide B. Cianfarani
 
Communities (2)
Name:Meriden Center

Name:South Meriden (Hanover)
 
Historical Locations (0)
No Data Available.
 
Notable Citizens (3)
Name:Orville H. Platt, US Senator (the "Platt Amendment")
Type:Historic

Name:Rosa Ponselle, opera singer
Type:Historic

Name:Tomie dePaola, author and illustrator.
Type:Contemporary
 
Newspapers (2)
Name:Meriden Record-Journal
Type:Both
Location:11 Crown St., P.O. Box 915, Meriden, CT 06450
Website:www.record-journal.com

Name:People's Press (203) 235-9333
Type:Contemporary
Location:P.O. Box 4459 Yalesville, CT 06492
Website:www.peoplespressnews.com
 
Schools (13)
Name:Benjamin Franklin Elementary PreK-5 (203) 235-7997
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:426 West Main St., Meriden, CT 06451
Website:benfranklin.meriden.k12.ct.us/

Name:Casimir Pulaski Elementary K-5 (203) 238-1273
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:100 Clearview Ave., Meriden, CT 06450
Website:pulaski.meriden.k12.ct.us/

Name:Francis T. Maloney High School 9-12 (203) 238-2334
Type:High School
Location:121 Gravel St., Meriden, CT 06450
Website:maloney-meriden.k12.ct.us/

Name:Hanover Elementary PreK-5 (203) 235-6359
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:208 Main St., South Meriden, CT 06451
Website:http:hanover.meriden.k12.ct.us/

Name:Israel Putnam Elementary K-5 (203) 237-8493
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:133 Parker Ave., Meriden, CT 06450
Website:putnam.meriden,k12.ct.us/

Name:John Barry Elementary K-5 (203) 237-8831
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:124 Columbia St., Meriden, CT 06451
Website:barry.meriden.k12.ct.us/

Name:Lincoln Middle School 6-8 (203) 238-2381
Type:Middle School
Location:164 Centennial Ave., Meriden, CT 06451
Website:lincoln.meriden.k12.ct.us/

Name:Nathan Hale Elementary K-5 (203) 237-7486
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:277 Atkins St. Ext., Meriden, CT 06450
Website:nathanhale.meriden.k12.ct.us/

Name:Orville H. Platt High School 9-12 (203) 235-7962
Type:High School
Location:220 Coe Ave., Meriden, CT 06451
Website:platths.com

Name:Roger Sherman Elementary PreK-5 (203) 238-1286
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:64 North Pearl St., Meriden, CT 06450
Website:sherman.meriden.k12.ct.us/

Name:Thomas Edison Magnet School 7-8 (203) 639-8409
Type:Middle School
Location:1355 North Broad St., Meriden, CT 06450
Website:tedison.aces.org

Name:Thomas Hooker Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:70 Overlook RD, Meriden, CT 06450
Website:thomashooker.meriden.k12.ct.us/

Name:Washington Middle School 6-9 (203) 235-6606
Type:Middle School
Location:1225 North Broad St., Meriden, CT 06450
Website:washington.meriden.k12.ct.us/
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Meriden Public Library (203) 238-2344
Type:Current
Location:105 Miller Street; PO Box 868, Meriden, CT 06450
Website:www.cityofmeriden.com
 
Published Histories (4)
Name:150 YEARS OF MERIDEN
Author:General Committee for the Sesquicentennial
Date Published:1956
Publisher:City of Meriden

Name:AN HISTORIC RECORD & PICTORIAL DESCRIPTION OF THE TOWN OF MERIDEN CT FROM EARLIEST SETTLEMENT
Author:Gillespie, Charles Bancroft
Date Published:1906
Publisher:Journal Publishing Co

Name:HISTORICAL SKETCHES OF MERIDEN
Author:Perkins, George William
Date Published:1849
Publisher:Franklin E. Hinman

Name:SILVER CITY
Date Published:1893
Publisher:E.A. Horton and Co.
 
Genealogy Websites (1)
Website Name:US Gen Web Project
Website Address:www.genweb.com/CT/New_Haven.htm
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (1)
Name:Allen Weathers, Curator
Contact Data:Meriden Historical Society
1090 Hanover Road (Research Center)
Mailing address: PO Box 3005, South Meriden, CT 06451
Telephone: 203-639-1913
Notes:The research center is open Wednesdays 2-4 p.m.

The Andrews Homestead
424 West Main St
Meriden, CT 06450
(203) 237-6240
Open Sundays in May 11:00 to 3:00 or by appointment
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1762 to Present
Marriage:1762 to Present
Death:1762 to Present
 





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