East Haddam, CT
East Haddam is a town in Middlesex County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 9,126 at the 2010 census. Until 1650, the area of East Haddam was inhabited by at least three tribes of Indians: the Wangunks, the Mohegans and the Nehantics. The Indians called the area Machimoodus, the place of noises, because of numerous earthquakes that were recorded between 1638 and 1899. Loud rumblings, the Moodus Noises, could be heard for miles surrounding the epicenter of the quakes near Mt. Tom. The land, which is now Haddam and East Haddam, was purchased by settlers from the Indians in 1662 for thirty coats worth about $100.