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Norwich

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Norwich
State:
Connecticut
County:
New London County
Probate District:
29
Year Established:
1662
Year Incorporated:
1784
Form of Government:
Mayor - City council
Town Hall Address:
Town Hall
100 Broadway
Norwich, CT
(860) 823-3732
Web Address:
www.norwichct.org/

History Brief:
This was part of the area known as Mohegin. Several men from Saybrook began a settlement in 1659 and obtained a deed from Uncas, Sachem of the Mohegans. For several years the settlement was known as �the new township of Mohegan.� It was also referred to as New-Norwich. It is first called, Norridge, in the Colony records of 1660/1 but gradually becomes �Norwich.� The City of Norwich was incorporated in 1784.
Town vital records begin 1641. Barbour collection records cover 1847-1851.
   
Other City Names (3)
Name:New Township of Mohegan

Name:New-Norwich

Name:Norridge
 
Settled From (0)
No Data Available.
 
Population (21)
Year:1800
Population:3476

Year:1810
Population:3528

Year:1820
Population:3634

Year:1830
Population:5179

Year:1840
Population:7239

Year:1850
Population:10265

Year:1860
Population:14048

Year:1870
Population:16653

Year:1880
Population:21143

Year:1890
Population:23048

Year:1900
Population:24637

Year:1910
Population:28219

Year:1920
Population:29685

Year:1930
Population:32438

Year:1940
Population:34140

Year:1950
Population:37633

Year:1960
Population:38506

Year:1970
Population:41739

Year:1980
Population:38074

Year:1990
Population:37391

Year:2000
Population:36117
 
Founding Families (32)
Surname:Adgate

Surname:Allyn

Surname:Backus

Surname:Baldwin

Surname:Bingham

Surname:Birchard

Surname:Bliss

Surname:Bowers

Surname:Bradford

Surname:Calkins

Surname:Calulkins

Surname:Edgerton

Surname:Fitch

Surname:Gager

Surname:Giffards

Surname:Griswold

Surname:Howard

Surname:Huntington

Surname:Hyde/Hide

Surname:Knight

Surname:Leffingwell

Surname:Mason

Surname:Olmstead

Surname:Pease

Surname:Post

Surname:Read

Surname:Reynolds

Surname:Royce

Surname:Smith

Surname:Tracy

Surname:Wade

Surname:Waterman
 
Cemeteries (26)
Name:Beebe Cemetery
Location:In Center of Maplewood Cemetery

Name:Bingham Cemetery
Location:West Town Street. Norwich Town

Name:Brumbley Cemetery
Location:Within St. Joseph Cemetery

Name:Christ Church Cemetery
Location:765 Washington Street

Name:City Cemetery
Location:32 Arcadia Street

Name:Divine Providence
Location:750 New London Turnpike

Name:Durr Cemetery
Location:Next to Church-Norwich Town

Name:Gifford Cemetery (Hale No. 6 & 16 are the same)
Location:Old Salem Road

Name:Greenville Cemetery
Location:202 Hickory Street

Name:Hamilton Avenue Cemetery
Location:420 Hamilton Ave

Name:Jewish Cemetery
Location:Lois Street

Name:Maples Cemetery
Location:West Side

Name:Maplewood Cemetery (860) 887-2623
Location:184 Salem Tpke

Name:Mason (oldest) Cemetery
Location:Norwich Town

Name:Miantonomo Cemetery
Location:North of St. Mary Cemetery

Name:Oak Street Cemetery
Location:37 Oak Street

Name:Old Norwich Town Cemetery
Location:40 East Town Street

Name:Ray-Yerrington Cemetery
Location:362 Canterbury Tpke.

Name:Riverside or Town Poor Cemetery
Location:Asylum Street, Almshouse

Name:Sacred Heart Cemetery
Location:Hartland Road

Name:St. Joseph Roman Catholic Cemetery (860) 887-1019
Location:768 Boswell Avenue

Name:St. Mary Roman Catholic Cemetery (860) 887-1019
Location:202 Hickory Street

Name:St. Nicholas Cemetery
Location:South part of city, near Montville town Line

Name:Uncas Cemetery
Location:26 Sachem Street

Name:West Plain Cemetery
Location:318 Salem Tpke.

Name:Yantic Cemetery
Location:68 Lafayette Street
 
Churches (14)
Name:Apostolic Church of the Good Sheperd (860) 204-0592
Location:172 West Town Street

Name:Assembly of God of Norwich
Location:340 New London Turnpike

Name:Central Baptist Church (860) 889-8313
Location:2 Union Street
Website:www.centralbaptistnorwich.org

Name:Christ Episcopal Church (860) 887-4249
Location:78 Washington Street

Name:Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (860) 822-7811
Location:597 Scotland Road
Website:www.lds.org

Name:First Baptist Church (860) 889-0369
Location:239 West main Street
Website:www.fbcnorwich.org

Name:First Congregational Church of Norwich (860) 889-0369
Location:81 East Town Stret
Website:www.uccwebsites.net/firstcongnorwichct.html

Name:Lee Memorial United Methodist Church (860) 887-5886
Location:294 Washington Street
Website:www.gbgm-umc.org

Name:Rose City Baptist Church (860) 822-9371
Location:579 Scotland Road

Name:Salvation Army (860) 889-2339
Location:262 Main Street

Name:St. Joseph RC Church (860) 822-8020
Location:11 Baltic Road

Name:St. Mark Lutheran Church (860) 887-6826
Location:248 Broadway
Website:www.norwichlutherans.org

Name:St. Mary RC Church (860) 887-2565
Location:70 Central Avenue

Name:St. Patrick Cathedral (860) 889-8441
Location:213 Broadway
Website:www.stpatsnorwich.org
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (32)
Name:Bean Hill

Name:Cambridge Estates

Name:Chase Manor

Name:Cherry Hill

Name:East Green Plain

Name:Franklin Square

Name:Greenville

Name:Knollcrest

Name:Laurel Hill

Name:Laurel Park

Name:Little Valley

Name:Melrose Park

Name:Nordon Village

Name:Norwich Falls

Name:Norwichtown

Name:Oakland Hts

Name:Oakwood Knoll

Name:Occum

Name:Ox Hill

Name:Plain Hill

Name:Pleasant View Hts

Name:Riverside

Name:Riverview

Name:Salem Park

Name:Schwartz Manor

Name:Taftville

Name:Thamesville

Name:Trading Cove

Name:Union Square

Name:Washington Square

Name:Wauwecus Hill

Name:Westwood Park
 
Historical Locations (2)
Name:Leffingwell House and Museum
Location:348 Washington Street

Name:Old Burial Grounds
Location:Norwichtown
 
Notable Citizens (13)
Name:Benedict Arnold - Colonial traitor
Type:Historic

Name:Benjamin Huntington - Delegate to Continental Congress
Type:Historic

Name:Ebenezer Huntington - US House of Representives
Type:Historic

Name:Edith Roosevelt - second wife of Theodore Roosevelt
Type:Historic

Name:Edwin H. Land - Inventor of the Polariod camera
Type:Contemporary

Name:Horace Smith & Daniel B. Wesson - Developed the first repeating rifle and founded Smith & Wesson
Type:Historic

Name:Jonas Galusha - Governor of Vermont
Type:Historic

Name:Lafayette Foster - State Senator who became Vice President after President Lincoln was assassinated
Type:Historic

Name:Roger Griswold - Lawlor and Governor of Connecticut
Type:Historic

Name:Samuel Huntington - Delegate to Second Continental Congress & signer of Declaration of Independence
Type:Historic

Name:Thomas Dodd - US Senator & father of Christopher Dodd both born in Norwich
Type:Contemporary

Name:Wally Lamb - Author & director of the writing center at Norwich Free Academy
Type:Contemporary

Name:William Woodbridge - Governor of Michigan
Type:Historic
 
Newspapers (1)
Name:Norwich Bulletin (860) 887-9211
Type:Contemporary
Location:66 Franklin Street
Website:www.norwichbulletin.com
 
Schools (15)
Name:Bishop School PK-5 (860) 860 823-4201
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:526 Main Street
Website:www.norwichpublicschools.org

Name:Greenville Elementary School K-5 (860) 823-4203
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:165 Golden Street Ext.
Website:www.norwichpublicschools.org

Name:John B. Statnton School PK- 5 (860) 823-4207
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:386 New London Turnpike
Website:www.norwichpublicschools.org

Name:John M. Moriarty School K-5
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:20 Lawler Lane
Website:www.norwichpublicschools.org

Name:Kelly Middle School 6-8 (860) 823-4211
Type:Middle School
Location:25 Mahan Drive
Website:www.norwichpublicschools.org

Name:Norwich Free Academy 9-12 (860) 887-2505
Type:High School
Location:305 Broadway
Website:ww.norwichfreeacademy.com/

Name:Norwich Technical High School 9-12 (860) 822-6832
Type:High School
Location:590 New London Turnpike
Website:www.cttech.org

Name:Saumuel Huntington School PK-5 (860) 823-4204
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:80 West Town Street
Website:www.norwichpublicschools.org

Name:Teachers Memorial Middle School 6-8 (860) 823-4212
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:15 Teachers Drive
Website:www.norwichpublicschools.org

Name:Thames Academy 9-12 Alternative HS (860) 823-4256
Type:High School
Location:191 Hickory Street
Website:www.norwichpublicschools.org

Name:Thomas W. Mahan School PK-5 (860) 823-4205
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:94 Salem Turnpike
Website:www.norwichpublicschools.org

Name:Three Rivers Community College - Mohegan Campus (860) 886-0177
Type:College
Location:7 Mahan Dr., P.O. Box 629, Norwich, CT, 06360
Website:www.trgtc.commnet.edu

Name:Uncas School K-5 (860) 823-4208
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:280 Elizabeth Street Ext.
Website:www.norwichpublicschools.org

Name:Veterans Memorial School PK-5 (860) 823-4212
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:80 Crouch Avenue
Website:www.norwichpublicschools.org

Name:Wequonnoc School K-5 (860) 823-4120
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:155 Providence Street, Taftville, CT
Website:www.norwichpublicschools.org
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Otis Library (860) 889-2365
Type:Current
Location:261 Main Street
Website:www.otis.lioninc.org
 
Published Histories (4)
Name:History of Norwich, Connecticut From its Possession by the Indians to the Year 1866
Author:Frances M Caulkins
Date Published:1866
Publisher:Case, Lockwood and Co.

Name:Norwich Historic Homes and Families
Author:Marian K. O'Keefe
Date Published:1967
Publisher:Pequot Press

Name:Norwich Jubilee, A report of the Celebration at Norwich, CT on the 200th Anniversary
Author:John W. Sherman
Date Published:1859

Name:Old Houses of the Ancient Town of Norwich 1660-1800
Date Published:1895
Publisher:Bulletin Co.
 
Genealogy Websites (1)
Website Name:Rose City Genealogy Club
Website Address:www.rosecitygenealogy.org
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (3)
Name:Contact the:
Contact Data:The Norwich Historial Society
(860) 886-1776
www.norwichhistoricalsociety.org

Name:Contact the:
Contact Data:The Society of the Founders of Norwich, Inc.
(860) 889-9440
www.leffingwellhousemuseum.org
Notes:The Society of the Founders of Norwich, Inc. operates the Leffingwell House and Museum in Norwich

Name:Dale Plummer
Contact Data:25 Broadway, Apt. #204
Norwich, CT 06360
(860) 889-2514
daleplummer@juno.com
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1641 - Present
Marriage:1641 - Present
Death:1641 - Present
 





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