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New London, New London, Connecticut, USA
Welcome to New London where a glorious waterfront, a rich cultural scene, fascinating historic sites and fabulous recreational facilities create just a few of the reasons to visit our community.

Founded in 1646 the city has celebrated over 350 years of history and proudly looks forward to its future. We invite you to visit our unique shops, restaurants, and cultural attractions, relax on the beach or simply soak up the maritime atmosphere as you take a self-guided walking tour along our historic streets lined with 18th and 19th century buildings.

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The Hempstead House, Built 1678

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New London and Norwich
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.

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Embroidery Lessons with Colored Studies for 1899
The Brainerd & Armstrong Co.
No. 6 Union Street, New London, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
September 1898

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City Water Front. View from Fort Trumbull, New London, Conn.

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County Court House, Built 1784, New London, Conn.

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State Street, New London, Conn.

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Elks Clubhouse, New London, Conn.

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Connecticut College, New London, Conn.

"Connecticut College... is a private liberal arts college located in New London, Connecticut. Founded in 1911, Connecticut College is a primarily residential, four-year undergraduate institution, with nearly ... Read MORE...



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Upper State Street, New London, Conn.

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Nathan Hale School

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Riverside Park

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Union Station

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Ocean Beach, 1907

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Casino, 1908

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Fort Trumbull, West Side

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Smith Memorial Home for Aged Ladies, Masonic St.


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Bank Street from State Street

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New London Historical Society, Washington's Headquarters

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Memorial Hospital

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Pequot Avenue, 1924

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Hamilton Hall. Coast Guard Academy

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Miniature Railroad & Carousel, Ocean Beach Park

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New London Junior College

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History and News of New London, Connecticut, USA

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  • 1646 - New London was founded May 6, 1646, by John Winthrop, Jr.
    When Winthrop received a charter from the general court of Bosotn, this village on the Mohegan river was called Nameug.

    However, in 1658, the gener... Read MORE...

  • 1781 - War Battle
    One major Revolutionary War battle was fought in Connecticut. This was at New London. On September 6, 1781, British forces under Benedict Arnold lande... Read MORE...

  • 1784 - Earliest Connecticut cities incorporated - Hartford, Middletown, New Haven, New London and Norwich.
    New London was incorporated as a city by the legislature, in January, 1784, being one of five towns in the state on which city privileges were conferr... Read MORE...

  • 1792 - First turnpike road company, New London to Norwich, incorporated.
    After the American Revolution, Connecticut granted franchises for the building of ‘toll’ roads or turnpikes, and in 1792 the first turnpike in Connect... Read MORE...

  • In 1792, Union Bank New London was established with capital of $500,000.
    The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia, Volume 3
    Author Sir David Brewster
    Publisher J. & E. Parker, 1832
    Page 229 Timeline of Connecticut History
  • GREAT HISTORY PHOTOGRAPHY NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT


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  • 1819 - New London
    New-London, the semi-seat of justice of the county, and a considerable maritime post town, is situated up on the west bank of the Thames, bordering up... Read MORE...

  • 1840s-50s - Peak of whaling from Connecticut ports and especially from New London.
    New London owed much of its early prosperity to the success of its whaling fleet: it was once the third-largest whaling port in the world—ranking only... Read MORE...

  • News  1872 - ANOTHER STEAMBOAT EXPLOSION. FEARFUL DISASTER AT NEW LONDON, CONN.
    A GOVERNMENT LIGHTER BLOWN UP.

    THREE MEN KILLED AND THE OFFICERS ALL INJURED.

    New London, Conn., June 24, 1872.
    A fearful catastrophe occurred ... Read MORE...

  • 1898 - November 27 - 27 inches of snow fell at New London CT
    The Weather Channel
  • News  1908 - PEQUOT HOUSE BURNS. FAMOUS OLD HOTEL AT NEW LONDON COMPLETELY DESTROYED.
    Special to The New York Times.

    New London, May 7. - At an early hour this morning the famous Pequot House, which crowned the headland at the wester... Read MORE...

  • 1910 - U.S. Coast Guard Academy moves to New London.
    The Coast Guard Academy was a shipboard operation until 1890 when the first land-based campus was established in Curtis Bay, Maryland. In 1910, the Ac... Read MORE...

  • 1911 - Connecticut College for Women founded at New London.
    The College was founded following a decision by Wesleyan University to stop admitting women. Elizabeth Wright, a Wesleyan alumna, rose to the challeng... Read MORE...

  • News  1922 - Fight On Rum Was Hot 80 Years Ago
    New London, Conn., Was the Center of Liquor Fight Back in 1842.

    New London, Conn., April 10. - King Alcohol was vigorously assaulted eighty years a... Read MORE...

  • News  1923 - OLD YALE BREWERY DESTROYED BY FIRE; Loss is $100,000
    New London, Jan. 12 - Fire tonight swept through the Old Yale Brewery now used as a storage building destroying the entire structure and its contents... Read MORE...

  • 1938 - The Great New England Hurricane of 1938
    CAT 3 - September 21, 1938
    The Great New England Hurricane of 1938 was one of the most destructive and powerful storms ever to strike Southern New En... Read MORE...

  • 1954 - Hurricane Carol - HURRICANE ROARS ACROSS LONG ISLAND. FIVE KILLED BY STORM IN NEW ENGLAND.
    ...Emergency Delcared.
    A state emergency was declared at New London, Conn., where power lines were blown down and residents were warned to remain ind... Read MORE...

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