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History of Lyme, Connecticut, USA

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Lyme, Connecticut, USA

Ezra Lee, the world’s first submarine operator was born in Lyme. During the Revolutionary War he operated and was the commander of the submarine "Turtle."

Until 1667, Lyme was a part of East Saybrook Plantation. The area was settled by English colonists, most of whom sympathized with English Civil War leader and advocate for Parliamentary government Oliver Cromwell.

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  • 1667 - (Lyme, CT) - Formerly East Saybrook, the town separated from Saybrook in 1665 and named in 1667.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ lyme/

  • Lyme, Connecticut, USA
    Congregational Church, built 1817, Lyme, Conn.
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  • 1819 - Lyme
    Lyme, an extensive maritime post township, is situated at the mouth of Connecticut river, on the east side; 40 miles southeast from Hartford, and...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Lyme
    Lyme, a post-township of New London co., Connecticut, on the left bank of the Connecticut river, at its entrance into Long Island sound, 34 miles E....Read MORE...


  • 1855 - The southern section of Lyme became the municipality of Old Lyme in 1855.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ lyme/

  • 1895 - Lyme
    Lyme, lim, a township of New London co, Conn, on the Connecticut River. Pop. 1181. It contains North Lyme, Hadlyme, and Hamburg.

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  • Lyme, Connecticut, USA
    Rogers Lake, Lyme, Conn.
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  • Lyme, Connecticut, USA
    White Sand Beach, Lyme, Conn.
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  • 1916
    Lyme, a township (town) and post-village of New London co., Conn., on the E. bank of the Connecticut River, about 2 miles from its mouth, and on the...Read MORE...




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Congregational Church, built 1817, Lyme, Conn.
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White Sand Beach, Lyme, Conn.
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Rogers Lake, Lyme, Conn.
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  • 1667 - (Lyme, CT) - Formerly East Saybrook, the town separated from Saybrook in 1665 and named in 1667.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ lyme/
  • 1819 - Lyme
    Lyme, an extensive maritime post township, is situated at the mouth of Connecticut river, on the east side; 40 miles southeast from Hartford, and... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Lyme
    Lyme, a post-township of New London co., Connecticut, on the left bank of the Connecticut river, at its entrance into Long Island sound, 34 miles E.... Read MORE...

  • 1855 - The southern section of Lyme became the municipality of Old Lyme in 1855.

    connecticuthistory.org/ towns-page/ lyme/
  • 1895 - Lyme
    Lyme, lim, a township of New London co, Conn, on the Connecticut River. Pop. 1181. It contains North Lyme, Hadlyme, and Hamburg.

    Lyme, a... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Lyme, a township (town) and post-village of New London co., Conn., on the E. bank of the Connecticut River, about 2 miles from its mouth, and on the... Read MORE...

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