Place:Cheshire, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

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NameCheshire
TypeTown
Coordinates41.483°N 72.9°W
Located inNew Haven, Connecticut, United States     (1780 - )
Also located inWallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States     ( - 1780)
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Cheshire, formerly known as New Cheshire Parish, is a town in New Haven County, Connecticut, United States. At the time of the 2010 census, the population of Cheshire was 29,261. The center of population of Connecticut is located in Cheshire.

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Cheshire, Connecticut was first settled in 1694 as part of Wallingford, Connecticut. It was then known as New Cheshire Parish. After many attempts in securing their independence from Wallingford, New Cheshire Parish was granted secession and was later incorporated as a town in May 1780 as Cheshire. The name is a transfer from Cheshire, in England.

Prospect, Connecticut was formerly part of Cheshire before 1829, and was then known as Columbia Parish.[1]

Preparedness Shelter

Cheshire has a Cold War-era fallout shelter constructed in 1966, located underneath the local AT&T tower.

Cheshire home invasion trial

During a July 23, 2007 home invasion in Cheshire (see Cheshire, Connecticut, home invasion murders), a mother and her two daughters were murdered, leaving the father of the family as the sole survivor. The murder and the aftermath was featured in a segment that aired on the NBC-TV news magazine show Dateline NBC on October 5, 2010.

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