New Haven


New Ha·ven

geographical name \ˈhā-vən\

Definition of NEW HAVEN

city & port S Connecticut pop 129,779
New Ha·ven·er \ˈhā-və-nər\ noun

Rhymes with NEW HAVEN

New Haven

geographical name    (Concise Encyclopedia)

City (pop., 2000: 123,626), south-central Connecticut, U.S. A port of entry on Long Island Sound, it was originally settled in 1638 and became part of the colony of Connecticut in 1665. It was the co-capital with Hartford until 1875. New Haven was sacked by loyalist forces during the American Revolution (1779), and during the American Civil War it was a centre of abolitionist activity (see abolitionism). A number of famous inventors made the city a centre of industrial technology, including Charles Goodyear, Eli Whitney, and Samuel F.B. Morse. It is the home of Yale University and several other educational and cultural institutions.

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