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Davenport arranged for them to hide in the West Rock hills northwest of the town.

Later a third judge, John Dixwell, joined the others.

Other New Haven militia members were on hand to escort George Washington from his overnight stay in New Haven on his way to Cambridge.

Contemporary reports, from both sides, remark on the New Haven volunteers' professional military bearing, including uniforms.

Health care (hospitals and biotechnology), professional services (legal, architectural, marketing, and engineering), financial services, and retail trade also help to form an economic base for the city.

In 1716, the Collegiate School relocated from Old Saybrook to New Haven, establishing New Haven as a center of learning.

In 1718, in response to a large donation from British East India Company merchant Elihu Yale, former Governor of Madras, the name of the Collegiate School was changed to Yale College.

The city served as co-capital of Connecticut from 1701 until 1873, when sole governance was transferred to the more centrally located city of Hartford. New Haven had the first public tree planting program in America, producing a canopy of mature trees (including some large elms) that gave New Haven the nickname "The Elm City".

New Haven has since billed itself as the "Cultural Capital of Connecticut" for its supply of established theaters, museums, and music venues. Before Europeans arrived, the New Haven area was the home of the Quinnipiac tribe of Native Americans, who lived in villages around the harbor and subsisted off local fisheries and the farming of maize.

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