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Miscellaneous References and Mentions

While our initial data about Meriden came from various goverment sources (GNIS, US Census, FIPS), we also found mention of Meriden in various books, maps and other sources. When we find a mention, a fact or snippet, we add that information to our Gazetter.

We've created the following list to keep track of the sources that proved useful in adding to our knowledge about Meriden. We hope that they will be useful to you.

Meriden is contained in a comprehensive list of Post Offices that was created by Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<1>

From that list:

The Meriden post office opened in 1806.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

A note taken from the Shipper's Guide for Meriden:
Services available in 1895: had a Post Office, a Railroad Station, a Express Office

List of Post Offices in the United States (1870)
Published by the Government Printing Office

Table of U.S. Post Offices in the United States (Jan. 1851)
Published by W. & J.C. Greer, Printers

U.S. Post Offices (Oct. 1846)
Published by John T. Towers

Rand McNally Map of Connecticut (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

Shell Oil Road Map for Connecticut (1956)
Published by Shell Oil Company

We found Meriden in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Meriden for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Meriden. See our Misc Page for Meriden for more information.

Railroad Mentions of Meriden:

Meriden was mentioned in the following schedules:

Canadian National Railroad Time Tables (October 1960)

Greyhound Bus Time Table (November 1931)

Michigan Central Railroad Time Tables (July 1912)

New York Central Railroad Time Table (April 1950)

The official website for Meriden:

The official website for State of Connecticut:

Footnotes ...

<1>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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