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Encyclopedia > Haddam, Connecticut
Haddam, Connecticut
Location in Connecticut
Location in Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°27′58″N 72°32′39″W / 41.46611, -72.54417
NECTA Hartford
Region Midstate Region
Incorporated 1668
Government
 - Type Selectman-town meeting
 - First selectman Tony Bondi
Area
 - Town 120.2 km²  (46.4 sq mi)
 - Land 114.0 km² (44.0 sq mi)
 - Water 6.0 km² (2.3 sq mi)
Elevation 98 m (322 ft)
Population (2005)[1]
 - Town 7,635
 - Density 67/km² (174/sq mi)
Time zone Eastern (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) Eastern (UTC-4)
ZIP code 06424, 06438, 06441
Area code(s) 860
FIPS code 09-35230
GNIS feature ID 0213439
Website: http://www.haddam.org/

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 120.0 km² (46.3 mi²). 114.0 km² (44.0 mi²) of it is land and 6.0 km² (2.3 mi²) of it (5.01%) is water. It is located in the Connecticut River Valley with a majority of the town's western border along the Connecticut River. The area in and around Haddam (Chester, Deep River, Haddam, Essex, Old Saybrook,)was recently named one of the 40 last great places in the Western Hemisphere in accordance with its nearly untouched river and surrounding forests. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

Population (year 2000): 7,157. Estimated population in July 2005: 7,635 (+6.7% change) Males: 3,614 (50.5%), Females: 3,543 (49.5%)


Middlesex County


Median resident age: 40.3 years Estimated median household income in 2005: $94,000 (it was $78,571 in 2000) Estimated median house/condo value in 2005: $281,000 (it was $175,600 in 2000)


Races in Haddam:

 * White Non-Hispanic (96.0%) * Hispanic (1.1%) * Black (1.0%) * Two or more races (1.0%) 
Voter Registration and Party Enrollment as of October 25, 2005[2]
Party Active Voters Inactive Voters Total Voters Percentage
  Democratic 1,493 49 1,542 27.68%
  Republican 1,205 44 1,249 22.42%
  Unaffiliated 2,633 139 2,772 49.77%
  Minor Parties 6 1 7 0.13%
Total 5,337 233 5,570 100%

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Education

Haddam has many educational facilities consisting of all elementary, junior, and senior high schools. The town is a part of a Regional District comprised of Haddam, Higganum, neighboring town Killingworth and also Haddam Neck, a part of Haddam that is separated by the Connecticut River. It is the only town in the United States without a bridge to connect the separated parts. The bridge that crosses the river is located in a part of Tylerville - a small village in Higganum - which is directly across from East Haddam, Connectictut. So as a consequence of this poorly planned district, the students from Haddam Neck must travel nearly 40 minutes to school daily. These "Neckies" perform consdiderably worse academically and are considered outcasts by the local residents.


The three elementary schools in the district are:


Haddam Elementary School - located in Haddam, CT Burr District Elementary School - located in Higganum, CT Killingworth Elementary School - located in Killingworth, CT


The district high school is located in Higganum, CT and houses all students from 9th grade and above. The high school is part of a complex which shared facilities with the attached district middle school. In recent years however, a plan was made for a new Intermediate School located in between Haddam and Killingworth that would house 5th grade - 8th grade. The school was recently built and now houses all 5-8 graders. This then leaves the old Middle School complex to become a part of the now ever growing Haddam Killingworth HS.


The high school houses between 580 and 720 students depending on the year. Many students from the district middle school end up transferring to area religious, private, or magnet school. Common agenda is the move for students to Xavier (boys) and Mercy (girls) Catholic High Schools in neighboring Middletown, CT to seize better opportunities in terms of discipline and a balanced school atmosphere. The Haddam Killingworth's mascot is the Cougar with school colors of blue and gold. It has numerous extracurricular activities and countless varsity sports that vie yearly for state bids and tournaments, but they rarely win. Mercy High School is a private, Roman Catholic, all-girls high school in Middletown, Connecticut. ...


In recent years it has been praised for its soccer, baseball, basketball and cross country teams, but this praise is mostly unwarrented and there have been allegations of bribery involved with such reviews.


The school also has many art & music offerings and has students annually in regional and national competitions.


Noted people

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Literary References

  • The "thin men of Haddam" are apostrophized in stanza seven of "Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird" by Wallace Stevens:[3]
O thin men of Haddam,
Why do you imagine golden birds?
Do you not see how the blackbird
Walks around the feet
Of the women about you?

Wallace Stevens Wallace Stevens (October 2, 1879 – August 2, 1955) was a major American Modernist poet. ... Howard Phillips Lovecraft (August 20, 1890 – March 15, 1937) was an American author of fantasy, horror and science fiction, noted for combining these three genres within single narratives. ... The Dunwich Horror is a short story by H. P. Lovecraft. ...

References

  1. ^ U.S. Census Bureau Population Estimates
  2. ^ Registration and Party Enrollment Statistics as of October 25, 2005 (PDF). Connecticut Secretary of State. Retrieved on 2006-10-02.
  3. ^ Poets.org

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External links

  • Haddam Neck
  • Town government Web site
  • Central Regional Tourism District

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