West Haven

West Haven
a town in S Connecticut, near New Haven. 53,184.

* * *

      city, coextensive with the town (township) of West Haven, New Haven county, southwestern Connecticut, U.S. It lies on New Haven Harbor and across the West River from New Haven. Early settlement began in the 1640s, when the area was called West Farms. Additional land was divided among veterans of King Philip's War (1675–76). The parish of West Haven, organized about 1720, became part of the town of Orange (incorporated 1822) and was created a borough in 1873. In 1921 it was separated and incorporated as a town. The industrial city of West Haven was chartered and consolidated with the town in 1961. Historic saltbox buildings in West Haven include the Ward Heitman House (1684). British Redcoats, commanded by Major General William Tryon, sacked the town on July 5, 1779. Early industries were fishing, blacksmithing, milling, and boatbuilding. Buckles have been made in West Haven since 1853. Manufacturing is now well diversified. Savin Rock on Long Island Sound, with its White City theme park, was a popular early 20th-century resort; it closed in the early 1960s. The University of New Haven (founded 1920) is in the city. Pop. (1990) 54,021; (2000) 52,360.

* * *


Universalium. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • West Haven — West Haven, CT U.S. city in Connecticut Population (2000): 52360 Housing Units (2000): 22336 Land area (2000): 10.836041 sq. miles (28.065215 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.172388 sq. miles (0.446482 sq. km) Total area (2000): 11.008429 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • West Haven — West Haven …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • West Haven, OR — West Haven Sylvan, OR U.S. Census Designated Place in Oregon Population (2000): 7147 Housing Units (2000): 3572 Land area (2000): 2.672862 sq. miles (6.922681 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000):… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • West Haven, CT — U.S. city in Connecticut Population (2000): 52360 Housing Units (2000): 22336 Land area (2000): 10.836041 sq. miles (28.065215 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.172388 sq. miles (0.446482 sq. km) Total area (2000): 11.008429 sq. miles (28.511697 sq.… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • West Haven, UT — U.S. city in Utah Population (2000): 3976 Housing Units (2000): 1220 Land area (2000): 10.167936 sq. miles (26.334833 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 10.167936 sq. miles (26.334833 sq. km) FIPS… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • West Haven — city in SW Conn., on Long Island Sound: suburb of New Haven: pop. 52,000 …   English World dictionary

  • West Haven — 1 Original name in latin West Haven Name in other language State code US Continent/City America/New York longitude 41.27065 latitude 72.94705 altitude 5 Population 55564 Date 2011 05 14 2 Original name in latin West Haven Name in other language… …   Cities with a population over 1000 database

  • West Haven — West Ha′ven n. geg a town in S Connecticut, near New Haven. 53,280 …   From formal English to slang

  • West Haven — a town in S Connecticut, near New Haven. 53,184 …   Useful english dictionary

  • West Haven — geographical name city S Connecticut population 52,360 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”