East Haven is a town in New Haven County, Connecticut, in the United States. As of the 2000 census, the town population was 28,189. The town is just 3 minutes from downtown New Haven. East Haven is 35 miles (56 km) from Hartford, 82 miles (132 km) from New York City, 99 miles (159 km) from Providence, Rhode Island and 140 miles (230 km) from Boston.
Located 3 miles east of New Haven, Connecticut it is part of the Greater New Haven area.
The area, now known as East Haven, was obtained by Puritan settlers Reverend John Davenport and Theophilus Eaton on November 29, 1638 as part of the purchase of New Haven, Connecticut from Sachem Momauguin of the local Quinnipiack tribe.
Additional land was, in what is now known as Foxon, was purchased from Indian Chief Montowese on December 11, 1638.
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Updated:4th April, 2020 6:24 AM.