New London City Facts
|USA (United States of America)
|New London County
|25.6 sq miles
|Lat Long Coordinates
|41.3556° N, 72.1000° W
|Roman Catholic, Christian
|Lyman Allyn Art Museum, Robert Mills US Custom House & Museum
|New London university
New London is a city in the U.S. state of Connecticut. Earlier known as “Nameaug”, the city officially received its current name on March 10, 1658. In 1784, the independent legislature of Connecticut made New London one of the first two cities brought from de facto to formalized incorporations. The city grew rapidly and became a well-built one. It is a city in New London County.
New London has a number of cheap as well as luxurious hotels that are convenient for the tourists. The facilities offered by them including the lip-smacking dishes make them unique. Holiday Inn, Red Roof Inn, Radisson Hotel, Lighthouse Inn, Relax Inn and Best Value Inn And Suites Niaantic are some of such hotels in the city.
Places to visit :
Connecticut College Arboretum with arboretum and botanical garden, Fort Griswold, Fort Trumbull State Park, Lyman Allyn Art Museum, Shaw-Perkins Mansion, Hempsted Houses, Monte Cristo Cottage, beach at Ocean Beach Park and Waterfront Park are the main attractions in the city. New London Ledge Light and New London Harbor Light are the important light houses in the city.
New London School District ,Inter-district School for Arts and Commerce District and New London High School are the schools of cnnecticut.
The New London area was earlier known by the local Indian name of Nameaug. In 1646, the first English settlers arrived and established a township by the name of Pequot. The Connecticut Legislature proposed the name of Faire Harbour for the town but popular opinion dominated and the original name of Nameaug prevailed. In March 1658, the city was officially renamed as New London. The city was later burnt down by the traitorous Benedict Arnold who sold the secrets of Fort Griswold to the British. New London was also a prosperous whaling port in the 19th century.