Hamden (HMJ3N)

Location: Hamden, CT 06518 New Haven County
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Country: United States of America
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N 41° 22.999', W 72° 54.128'

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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
HM NumberHMJ3N
Year Placed1973
Placed ByThe Hamden Historical Society, Inc, Connecticut Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 12:59pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 675412 N 4583433
Decimal Degrees41.38331667, -72.90213333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 22.999', W 72° 54.128'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 22' 59.94" N, 72° 54' 7.68" W
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Area Code(s)203
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2360 Whitney Ave, Hamden CT 06518, US
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