Haddam

Thankful Arnold House, Haddam
Thankful Arnold House, Haddam – Jerry Dougherty

Haddam, in Middlesex County, is located in south-central Connecticut in the lower Connecticut River Valley. It is also home to Cockaponset State Forest. Incorporated in October of 1668, Haddam is the only town in Connecticut divided by the Connecticut River. It contains five villages – Hidden Lake, Higganum, Shailerville, and Tylerville on the west side of the river, and Haddam Neck on the east. For the first two hundred years of the town’s existence, the Connecticut River was a major source of income and transportation. Today, the town of Haddam is a residential community.

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Places

“Cockaponset State Forest.” Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, 2012. Link.
“Eagle Landing State Park.” Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, 2012. Link.
“George Dudley Seymour State Park.” Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, 2012. Link.
“Haddam Historical Society,” 2012. Link.
“Haddam Meadows State Park.” Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, 2012. Link.
“Thankful Arnold House.” Haddam Historical Society, 2012. Link.

Documents

“Haddam - WPA Architectural Survey.” Connecticut State Library Digital Collections, 2014. Link.
“Map - Haddam & Shailorville - Town and City Atlas of the State of Connecticut.” Boston, MA: D.H. Hurd & Company, 1893. University of Connecticut Libraries - Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC. Link.
“Map - Higganum - Town and City Atlas of the State of Connecticut.” Boston, MA: D.H. Hurd & Company, 1893. University of Connecticut Libraries - Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC. Link.
O.H. Bailey & Company. “View of Higganum, Connecticut 1881.” Bird’s-eye Map. O.H. Bailey & Company, 1881. Connecticut History Online. Link.

Books

Field, David. A History of the Towns of Haddam and East-Haddam. Middletown, CT: Loomis and Richards, 1814. Link.
Field, David. A Statistical Account of the County of Middlesex, in Connecticut. Middletown,  CT: Clark & Lyman, 1819. Link.
Beers, F. W. County Atlas of Middlesex, Connecticut: From Actual Surveys. New York, NY: F.W. Beers & Company, 1874. Link.
Haddam Historical Society, and Charlotte Gradie. Haddam, 1870-1930. Charleston,  SC: Arcadia, 2005.
Beers, J.B., & Company, and Henry Whittemore. History of Middlesex County, Connecticut, with Biographical Sketches of Its Prominent Men. New York, NY: J.B. Beers & Company, 1884. Link.
Brooks, Lillian. “Life Flows Along Like a River” a History of Haddam Neck. East Hampton, CT: Haddam Neck Genealogical Group, 1972.
Cunningham, Janice. Portrait of a River Town: The History and Architecture of Haddam, Connecticut. Middletown,  CT: Greater Middletown Preservation Trust, 1984.
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