New Haven, Missouri

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New Haven is a city in Franklin County, Missouri, United States. The population was 1,867 at the 2000 census. The city was founded in 1856. It was originally called Miller's Landing after Philip Miller, an early settler.

Robller Vineyard and Winery is one of seven within the Hermann AVA (American Viticultural Area). Together they annually produce one-third of the state's wine. All are part of the Missouri Rhineland, with vineyards on both sides of the river in this area.

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History

New Haven was founded in 1836 as a riverboat stop on the Missouri River first called "Miller's Landing." Founder Phillip Miller operated a wood yard on the river to fuel the steamboat trade.

In the 1850s the arrival of the Union Pacific railroad brought increased commerce and economic activity to the area. In 1856, town fathers changed the name from Miller's Landing to "New Haven", reflecting the growth of the town from its origins as a steamboat stop.

German immigrants helped settle the area through the 19th century, many of them coming from the Borgholzhausen, Germany area in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia. Today, New Haven maintains an active Sister-City partnership with Borgholzhausen.

New Haven continued to grow through the 20th century. The town has several churches built in the 19th century and early 20th century. Much of the original downtown district, dating from the late 19th century, remains. Both the downtown area, as well as a residential neighborhood near downtown, are listed on the [National Register of Historic Places]. An Arts District has been established in the downtown and features a variety of Artisans. New Haven's history is promoted and preserved by two museums: the John Colter Museum downtown and the Springgate Museum in the Old New Haven Elementary School, hosted by the New Haven Preservation Society.

Nearby Röbller Vineyard and Winery is included in the Hermann AVA and is on the Hermann Wine Trail. Together with other vineyards on the north side of the Missouri River, this area is part of the Missouri Rhineland.

Geography

New Haven is located at 38°36′18″N 91°13′5″W / 38.605°N 91.21806°W / 38.605; -91.21806 (38.604989, -91.218137)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.0 square miles (7.8 km²), of which, 2.8 square miles (7.4 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (5.00%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,867 people, 707 households, and 485 families residing in the city. The population density was 654.2 people per square mile (252.9/km²). There were 778 housing units at an average density of 272.6/sq mi (105.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.02% White, 0.64% African American, 0.27% Native American, and 1.07% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.86% of the population.

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