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East Lyme was originally inhabited by the Nehantic people. The tribe helped the colonists in the 1636 war against the Pequot people. The Nehantic died out in the mid-19th century.

The old Calkins Tavern was visited by George Washington and his troops in 1776. courant.com



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  • East Lyme, Connecticut, USA
    Oldest house in East Lyme
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  • 1839 - The Town of East Lyme, consisting of the Villages of Flanders and Niantic, was incorporated in 1839, having been set off from Lyme to the west and Waterford to the east.
    Flanders was then the population center for the town, with several mills, schools and churches, as well as Caulkins Tavern along the Post Road, provid...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - East Lyme
    East Lyme, a post-village in New London county, Connecticut, on Mamacock river, 6 miles W. by S. from New London.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.

  • News 1874 - Never Gets Out of Bed
    There is a man in East Lyme who has kept his bed for six years because he was once disappointed in love. He isn't sick, but simply chronically sorry t...Read MORE...


  • News 1880 Fire
    At East Lyme, Conn.
    The woolen mill of the Atlantic Mills Co., at East Lyme, Ct., was burned Monday afternoon. Loss $50,000.
    genealogybank.com
    St. Albans Daily Messenger
    St. Albans, Vermont
    February 24, 1880

  • 1895 - East Lyme
    East Lyme, a post-village of New London co., Conn., about 7 miles W.N.W. of New London. The township is bounded on the S. by Long Island Sound, and in...Read MORE...


  • News 1898 Christmas in East Lyme
    ALL THE CHILDREN AND THEIR ELDERS CELEBRATE THE DAY.

    Saturday night was a red letter time for East Lyme children and their friends. A fine Christma...Read MORE...


  • East Lyme, Connecticut, USA
    Souvenir Spoons, Golden Spur Park, East Lyme, Conn. On the New London & East Lyme St. Ry.

    "...Golden Spur is a community located at the head of the Niantic River, which earned it its other name, "Head of the River". In the eighteenth century it... Read MORE...

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  • East Lyme, Connecticut, USA
    Rocky Neck State Park, East Lyme, Conn.
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  • East Lyme, Connecticut, USA
    Ye Golden Spur Inn, East Lyme, Conn.
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  • East Lyme, Connecticut, USA
    Home of J. T. Rogers
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  • East Lyme, Connecticut, USA
    Ye Golden Spur Inn and Dancing Pavilion, Ye Golden Spur Park, on the New London and East Lyme Street Railway
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  • 1916
    East Lyme, a post-village of New London co., Conn., about 7 miles WNW. of New London. The township (town) is bounded on the S. by Long Island Sound. I...Read MORE...


  • East Lyme, Connecticut, USA
    Flanders School

    Public Elementary School - "Flanders School serves most of the village of Flanders. It is located an eighth mile west of Flanders four corners, and is adjacent to East Lyme High School and the School Board offices." wikipedia
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  • East Lyme, Connecticut, USA
    Niantic River Yacht Basin, Niantic, Conn.
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  • East Lyme, Connecticut, USA
    Black Point Beach Club
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  • East Lyme, Connecticut, USA
    Crescent Beach
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  • East Lyme, Connecticut, USA
    Flanders School
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  • East Lyme, Connecticut, USA
    Crocker Farms Drive-In Restaurant and Bar-Lounge, 5 miles west of New London Bridge, East Lyme, Conn.
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  • 1954 - Hurricane Carol - HURRICANE ROARS ACROSS LONG ISLAND. FIVE KILLED BY STORM IN NEW ENGLAND.
    ...Four thousand campers at Hammonassett State Park, on the shore at Madison, were ordered evacuated from their tents to recreation buildings there. S...Read MORE...




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East Lyme, Connecticut, USA
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Oldest house in East Lyme
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East Lyme, Connecticut, USA
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Rocky Neck State Park, East Lyme, Conn.
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East Lyme, Connecticut, USA
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Ye Golden Spur Inn, East Lyme, Conn.
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East Lyme, Connecticut, USA
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Souvenir Spoons, Golden Spur Park, East Lyme, Conn. On the New London & East Lyme St. Ry.

"...Golden Spur is a community located at the head of the Niantic River, which earned it its other name, "Head of the River". In the eighteenth century it... Read MORE...

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East Lyme, Connecticut, USA
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Home of J. T. Rogers
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East Lyme, Connecticut, USA
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Ye Golden Spur Inn and Dancing Pavilion, Ye Golden Spur Park, on the New London and East Lyme Street Railway
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East Lyme, Connecticut, USA
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Flanders School

Public Elementary School - "Flanders School serves most of the village of Flanders. It is located an eighth mile west of Flanders four corners, and is adjacent to East Lyme High School and the School Board offices." wikipedia
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East Lyme, Connecticut, USA
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Niantic River Yacht Basin, Niantic, Conn.
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East Lyme, Connecticut, USA
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Black Point Beach Club
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East Lyme, Connecticut, USA
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Crescent Beach
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East Lyme, Connecticut, USA
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Flanders School
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East Lyme, Connecticut, USA
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Crocker Farms Drive-In Restaurant and Bar-Lounge, 5 miles west of New London Bridge, East Lyme, Conn.
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  • 1839 - The Town of East Lyme, consisting of the Villages of Flanders and Niantic, was incorporated in 1839, having been set off from Lyme to the west and Waterford to the east.
    Flanders was then the population center for the town, with several mills, schools and churches, as well as Caulkins Tavern along the Post Road,... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - East Lyme
    East Lyme, a post-village in New London county, Connecticut, on Mamacock river, 6 miles W. by S. from New London.
    A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
  • News  1874 - Never Gets Out of Bed
    There is a man in East Lyme who has kept his bed for six years because he was once disappointed in love. He isn't sick, but simply chronically sorry... Read MORE...

  • News  1880 Fire
    At East Lyme, Conn.
    The woolen mill of the Atlantic Mills Co., at East Lyme, Ct., was burned Monday afternoon. Loss $50,000.
    genealogybank.com
    St. Albans Daily Messenger
    St. Albans, Vermont
    February 24, 1880
  • 1895 - East Lyme
    East Lyme, a post-village of New London co., Conn., about 7 miles W.N.W. of New London. The township is bounded on the S. by Long Island Sound, and... Read MORE...

  • News  1898 Christmas in East Lyme
    ALL THE CHILDREN AND THEIR ELDERS CELEBRATE THE DAY.

    Saturday night was a red letter time for East Lyme children and their friends. A fine... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    East Lyme, a post-village of New London co., Conn., about 7 miles WNW. of New London. The township (town) is bounded on the S. by Long Island Sound.... Read MORE...

  • 1954 - Hurricane Carol - HURRICANE ROARS ACROSS LONG ISLAND. FIVE KILLED BY STORM IN NEW ENGLAND.
    ...Four thousand campers at Hammonassett State Park, on the shore at Madison, were ordered evacuated from their tents to recreation buildings there.... Read MORE...

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