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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...


  • New London, Connecticut, USA
    The Hempstead House, Built 1678
    Postcard
  • 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

  • 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...


  • 1854 - New London
    New London, a city, port of entry, and semicapital of New London county, Connecticut, is situated on the right bank of the Thames river, 3 miles from ...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...


  • New London, Connecticut, USA
    New London and Norwich
    Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
    New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
    Artwork
  • 1895 - New London
    New London, a city, port of entry, and semi-capital of New London co, Conn., is situated on the right or W. bank of the Thames River, 3 miles from its...Read MORE...


  • 1898 - November 27 - 27 inches of snow fell at New London CT

    The Weather Channel

  • 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
    Advertisement
  • New London, Connecticut, USA
    City Water Front. View from Fort Trumbull, New London, Conn.
    Postcard
  • New London, Connecticut, USA
    County Court House, Built 1784, New London, Conn.
    Postcard
  • New London, Connecticut, USA
    Nathan Hale School
    Postcard
  • New London, Connecticut, USA
    Riverside Park
    Postcard
  • New London, Connecticut, USA
    Union Station
    Postcard
  • New London, Connecticut, USA
    State Street, New London, Conn.
    Postcard
  • New London, Connecticut, USA
    Elks Clubhouse, New London, Conn.
    Postcard
  • New London, Connecticut, USA
    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...

    Postcard
  • New London, Connecticut, USA
    Upper State Street, New London, Conn.
    Postcard
  • New London, Connecticut, USA
    Ocean Beach, 1907
    Postcard
  • 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...


  • New London, Connecticut, USA
    Casino, 1908
    Postcard
  • 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...


  • New London, Connecticut, USA
    Fort Trumbull, West Side
    Postcard
  • New London, Connecticut, USA
    Smith Memorial Home for Aged Ladies, Masonic St.
    Postcard
  • 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...


  • New London, Connecticut, USA
    Bank Street from State Street
    Postcard
  • New London, Connecticut, USA
    New London Historical Society, Washington's Headquarters
    Postcard
  • New London, Connecticut, USA
    Memorial Hospital
    Postcard
  • 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...


  • New London, Connecticut, USA
    Pequot Avenue, 1924
    Postcard
  • New London, Connecticut, USA
    Hamilton Hall. Coast Guard Academy
    Postcard
  • New London, Connecticut, USA
    Miniature Railroad & Carousel, Ocean Beach Park
    Postcard
  • New London, Connecticut, USA
    New London Junior College
    Postcard
  • New London, Connecticut, USA
    Southwest Ledge Light
    Postcard
  • 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...




Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from New London, Connecticut, USA


New London, Connecticut, USA
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The Hempstead House, Built 1678
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New London, Connecticut, USA
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New London and Norwich
Picturesque America... Oliver Bell Bunce, William Cullen Bryant
New York: D. Appleton & Co., 1872-1874.
Artwork

New London, Connecticut, USA
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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
Advertisement

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

New London, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
County Court House, Built 1784, New London, Conn.
Postcard

New London, Connecticut, USA
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State Street, New London, Conn.
Postcard

New London, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
Elks Clubhouse, New London, Conn.
Postcard

New London, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
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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New London, Connecticut, USA
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Upper State Street, New London, Conn.
Postcard

New London, Connecticut, USA
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Nathan Hale School
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New London, Connecticut, USA
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Riverside Park
Postcard

New London, Connecticut, USA
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Union Station
Postcard

New London, Connecticut, USA
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Ocean Beach, 1907
Postcard

New London, Connecticut, USA
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Casino, 1908
Postcard

New London, Connecticut, USA
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Fort Trumbull, West Side
Postcard

New London, Connecticut, USA
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Smith Memorial Home for Aged Ladies, Masonic St.
Postcard

New London, Connecticut, USA
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Bank Street from State Street
Postcard

New London, Connecticut, USA
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New London Historical Society, Washington's Headquarters
Postcard

New London, Connecticut, USA
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Memorial Hospital
Postcard

New London, Connecticut, USA
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Pequot Avenue, 1924
Postcard

New London, Connecticut, USA
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Hamilton Hall. Coast Guard Academy
Postcard

New London, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
Miniature Railroad & Carousel, Ocean Beach Park
Postcard

New London, Connecticut, USA
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New London Junior College
Postcard

New London, Connecticut, USA
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Southwest Ledge Light
Postcard
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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... 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... 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... 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... 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


    GREAT HISTORY PHOTOGRAPHY NEW LONDON, CONNECTICUT (www.youtube.com)
  • 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... 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... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - New London
    New London, a city, port of entry, and semicapital of New London county, Connecticut, is situated on the right bank of the Thames river, 3 miles from ... 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...

  • 1895 - New London
    New London, a city, port of entry, and semi-capital of New London co, Conn., is situated on the right or W. bank of the Thames River, 3 miles from... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read MORE...

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