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Friday, 7 June 2013

When was your area added to Chennai ???

:: When was your area added to Chennai  ??? ::

Many of us might know when Namma Area Chennai was formed. But only few of us know when our sub-areas has formed and annexed to Chennai. Here I am giving the short list of the places and the year in which it was formed/annexed to Chennai. 

1639         Madras founded 

1668         Triplicane annexed to the city

1693         Egmore, Purasawalkam and Tondiarpet annexed to the City

1708         Thiruvottiyur, Nungambakkam, Vyasarpady, Kottivakkam and Sathangadu  - 

                 were annexed to the City

1735         Chintadripet was formed

1742         Veperi, Perimet, Perambur and Pudupakkam annexed to the city

1749         Santhome and Mylapore annexed to the City

1788          Thomas Parry lands in Madras and begins the oldest surviving mercantile name in
                    the city— Parry's.

1841         Ice House was built – Ice brought from America through ships was stored here;
                 Later named as Vivekananda House

1906         Guindy was formed

1946         Mambalam, Saidapet, Govt. Farm, Puliyur, Kodambakkam, 
                 Saligramam, Adayar and Alandur Villages which formed part of
                 Saidapet Municipality were annexed to the city

                 Sembiyam, Siruvallur, Peravallur, Small   Sembarambakkam
                 and  Ayanavaram which formed part of Sembium Panchayat
                 Board  were annexed to the city.

                 Aminjikarai, Periyakudal, Maduvankarai Villages which formed
                 part of  Aminjikarai  Panchayat Board were annexed.

                 Part of Velacheri Village belonging to Velacheri Panchayat Board
                 was also annexed to the city.

1977         Kanagam, Taramani, Thiruvanmiyur, Velacheri, Kodambakkam,
                 Virugambakkam, Saligramam, Koyambedu, Thirumangalam, 
                 Villivakkam, Errukancheri, Kolathur, Kodungaiyur 
                 Panchayat areas annexed to the City;
                 Madras reaches the present stage.

Reference : Wikipedia



  1. Wow ! Nice info. Tell me when was Thiruvottiyur added ? Guess ? :)

  2. Sushmitha : Thanks... Its there na, in 1708 ?

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