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New London, Connecticut, USA

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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.ci.new-london.ct.us/ content/ 35/ default.aspx


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

New London and Norwich
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
New London, Connecticut, USA - Embroidery Lessons with Colored Studies for 1899
The Brainerd & Armstrong Co.
No. 6 Union Street, New London, Conn.

The Ladies' Home Journal
September 1898
New London, Connecticut, USA

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

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

City Water Front. View from Fort Trumbull, New London, Conn.
New London, Connecticut, USA - County Court House, Built 1784, New London, Conn.
New London, Connecticut, USA

County Court House, Built 1784, New London, Conn.
New London, Connecticut, USA - State Street, New London, Conn.
New London, Connecticut, USA

State Street, New London, Conn.
New London, Connecticut, USA - Elks Clubhouse, New London, Conn.
New London, Connecticut, USA

Elks Clubhouse, New London, Conn.
New London, Connecticut, USA - Connecticut College, New London, Conn.
New London, Connecticut, USA

Connecticut College, New London, Conn.

"Connecticut College... is a private liberal arts college located in New London, Connecticut. Founded in... Read MORE...
New London, Connecticut, USA - Upper State Street, New London, Conn.
New London, Connecticut, USA

Upper State Street, New London, Conn.


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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...Read MORE...

1781 - War Battle
One major Revolutionary War battle was fought in Connecticut. This was at New London. On September...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 ...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...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,...Read MORE...

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...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...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,...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...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...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....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. -...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...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 ...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 ...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here

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Ancestors Who Died Here

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1651
John PICKETT (abt. 1629 - 16 August 1667) & Ruth BREWSTER (3 October 1631 - 1 May 1677)
married 14 March 1651

1665
Robert DOUGLAS (1639 - 15 January 1716) & Mary HEMPSTEAD (26 March 1647 - 26 December 1711)
married 28 September 1665

1667
Samuel ROYCE (1 November 1644 - 24 December 1711) & Hannah CHURCHILL (1 November 1644 - 3 November 1688)
married 9 January 1667

1668
John WILLEY (1648 - 2 May 1688) & Miriam MOORE (8 November 1653 - 4 August 1706)
married 18 March 1668

1678
William MAYNARD (abt. 1650 - 1711) & Lydia RICHARDS (abt. 1655 - )
married 15 November 1678

1683
John FANNING (1657 - 1 February 1738) & Margaret CULVER (1657 - 16 June 1740)
married 1683

1701
William DOUGLAS (11 November 1666 - 1720) & Hannah BIGELOW (1666 - 1720)
married 4 November 1701

1714
Jonathan FANNING (25 March 1679 - 28 April 1761) & Elizabeth WAY (20 April 1695 - 24 July 1772)
married 17 May 1714

1723
John MUNSELL (19 August 1690 - 19 January 1776) & Mary LESTER (6 May 1705 - 20 October 1773)
married 20 November 1723
Thomas KELSEY (10 July 1701 - 1780) & Hannah DOUGLAS (23 October 1703 - 1739)
married 11 December 1723

1748
Ebenezer WATERMAN (2 February 1714 - 1783) & Elizabeth CHAPMAN ( - )
married 27 June 1748

1767
James DENNISON ( - ) & Esther BROWN (15 July 1747 - )
married 18 November 1767
 

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