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About Meriden, CT

The town of Meriden was founded in May 1806 and then became a City in June 1867.  Meriden was originally part of Wallingford. In 1727 it was granted a separate meetinghouse. It was named for the town of Meriden, West Midlands, England or myth has it that it was names after the Merry Den Tavern that was located near present day Route 5. Meriden covers 24.1 square miles with several prominent peaks surrounding the city. The oldest house still standing is the Solomon Goffe house built in 1711. In the 1800s Meriden earned the nickname Silver City due to the large number of cutlery and related products which were manufactured here by several companies including International Silver and Meriden Cutlery.

 For more Meriden, CT history, visit http://www.cityofmeriden.org/About/History_of_Meriden/


Essential Information & Contacts

City Hall:  142 E. Main St., Meriden

Population:  60,608

Form of Government ~ City Council / City Manager

City Website ~ http://www.cityofmeriden.org/

City Manager ~ Lawrence Kendzior, 203-630-4123

Mayor Kevin Scarpati (U), 203-630-4125

City Council Office ~ 203-630-4125

City Clerk ~ Denise Grandy, 203-630-4030

Economic Development Department ~ Juliet Burdelski, Director, 203-630-4152

Police Department ~ Chief Jeffry Cossette, 203-238-1911

Fire Department ~ Chief Ken Morgan, 203-630-5868

Electric Utility ~ Eversource, 800-286-2000

Gas Company ~ Eversource, 800-989-0900

Meriden Housing Authority ~ 203-235-0157

Television ~ Frontier:  888-237-0588; Cox:  877-206-4210

Board of Education ~ Superintendent Mark D. Benigni, 22 Liberty St., 203.630.4171

Meriden Public Library ~ Karen Roesler, Director, 105 Miller St., 203-238-2347

Max E. Muravnick Senior Center ~ Richard Liegl, Director, 22-26 W. Main St., 203-237-0066


The following website will link you to many resources in the Meriden community - http://www.cityofmeriden.org/Resources/


CERC (Connecticut Economic Resource Center) Town and City Profiles provide extensive demographic information.  Find them all at: https://www.cerc.com/











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