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East Lyme

Summary    
City/Town Name:
East Lyme
State:
Connecticut
County:
New London County
Probate District:
32
Year Established:
1719
Year Incorporated:
1839
Form of Government:
Selectmen - Town Meeting
Town Hall Address:
Town Hall
108 Pennsylvania Avenue
Niantic, Ct 06357
Town Clerk 860-739-6931x5
Research 8 a.m to 4 p.m - M-F
Must ask for Volumes from Clerk
Web Address:
www.eltownhall.com/

History Brief:
Five veterans of the King Phillip's War were granted 100 acres each at Pequot (New London) but the land was already taken. On 15 May 1651, the Court decided to lay out to them land in Nianticutt. Settlement began in the Niantick Quarter, that is now the southeastern part of East Lyme, organized and named in 1667. A Society was authorized in October 1719 and in 1839 East Lyme was incorporated as an independent town on land taken from the towns of Lyme and Waterford. Town vital records begin 1839. Barbour collection records cover 1839-53.
   
Other City Names (0)
No Data Available.
 
Settled From (2)
Town Name:Lyme

Town Name:New London
 
Population (5)
Year:1840
Population:1412

Year:1900
Population:1836

Year:1950
Population:3870

Year:2000
Population:18118

Year:2010
Population:19159
 
Founding Families (2)
Surname:Lee

Surname:Smith
 
Cemeteries (12)
Name:Champion (Barthrick) Cemetery
Website:www.cemeteries.eastlymehistoricalsociety.org/index_files/champion.htm

Name:East Lyme Cemetery
Location:Boston Post RD, Flanders
Website:www.cemeteries.eastlymehistoricalsociety.org/index_files/eastlyme.htm

Name:Head of the River (Center, Riverhead) Cemetery
Website:www.cemeteries.eastlymehistoricalsociety.org/index_files/headoftheriver.htm

Name:Holmes Cemetery
Website:www.cemeteries.eastlymehistoricalsociety.org/index_files/holmes.htm

Name:Huntley Cemetery
Website:www.cemeteries.eastlymehistoricalsociety.org/index_files/huntley.htm

Name:Mack's Mill (Rogers) Cemetery
Website:www.cemeteries.eastlymehistoricalsociety.org/index_files/macksmill.htm

Name:Old Fox Farm Cemetery
Location:Walnut Hill RD
Website:www.cemeteries.eastlymehistoricalsociety.org/index_files/oldfoxfarm.htm

Name:Old Stone Church Burialground
Location:Society & Riverview Roads, Niantic
Website:www.cemeteries.eastlymehistoricalsociety.org/index_files/oldstonechurch.htm

Name:Pest Yard Cemetery
Location:Whistletown RD
Website:www.cemeteries.eastlymehistoricalsociety.org/index_files/pestyard.htm

Name:Plants Dam (Banty, Niantic Hill) Cemetery
Website:www.cemeteries.eastlymehistoricalsociety.org/index_files/plantsdam.htm

Name:Powers Cemetery
Location:near railroad tracks, Crescent Beach
Website:www.cemeteries.eastlymehistoricalsociety.org/index_files/powers.htm

Name:Union Cemetery
Location:East Pattagansett Road, Niantic
Website:www.cemeteries.eastlymehistoricalsociety.org/index_files/union.htm
 
Churches (8)
Name:Christ Lutheran Church - LC-MS
Location:24 Society RD
Website:www.christlcmsniantic.org/

Name:Flanders Baptist and Community Church
Location:138 Boston Post RD

Name:Harvest Community Fellowship
Location:5 Freedom Way, Niantic
Website:www.harvestcf.net/

Name:Niantic Baptist Church
Location:443 Main ST, Niantic
Website:www.nianticbaptistchurch.org/

Name:Niantic Community Church
Location:170 Pennsylvania AV
Website:www.nianticcommunitychurch.org/

Name:St Agnes Roman Catholic Church
Location:22 Haigh AV, Niantic
Website:www.saintagnescatholicchurch.com/

Name:St John's Episcopal Church
Location:400 Main ST, Niantic
Website:www.stjohnsniantic.org/

Name:St Matthias Parish - Roman Catholic
Location:317 Chesterfield RD
Website:www.saintmatthiasparish.org/
 
Monuments (2)
Name:Civil War Plaque
Description:36"x31" bronze plaque, recessed into a rough brown granite boulder.
Location:Old Stone Church Burial Ground, 103 Riverview RD, Niantic
Type:Military
Dedication Date:06/14/1926

Name:Smith Gateway
Description:Two granite piers flanking an entranceway to Union Cemetery, each with a 20"x38" bronze plaque.
Location:Union Cemetery, 33 East Pattagansett RD, Niantic
Type:Military
Dedication Date:>1923
 
Communities (9)
Name:Attawan Beach

Name:Black Point

Name:Crescent Beach

Name:Crescent Park

Name:Flanders

Name:Giant's Neck

Name:Golden Spur

Name:Niantic
Website:niantic.com/

Name:Saunders Point
 
Historical Locations (1)
Name:Thomas Lee House (ca 1660)
Location:Route 156 & Giant's Neck RD
 
Notable Citizens (0)
No Data Available.
 
Newspapers (0)
No Data Available.
 
Schools (6)
Name:Coastal Connections
Type:Other
Location:315 Flanders RD
Website:www.eastlymeschools.org/page.cfm?p=2434

Name:East Lyme High School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:30 Chesterfield RD
Website:www.eastlymeschools.org/page.cfm?p=3164

Name:East Lyme Middle School
Type:Middle School
Location:31 Society RD, Niantic
Website:www.eastlymeschools.org/page.cfm?p=2882

Name:Flanders Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:167 Boston Post Road
Website:www.eastlymeschools.org/page.cfm?p=2544

Name:Lillie B Haynes Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:29 Society RD, Niantic
Website:www.eastlymeschools.org/page.cfm?p=2648

Name:Niantic Center Elementary School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:7 West Main ST, Niantic
Website:www.eastlymeschools.org/page.cfm?p=2755
 
Libraries (1)
Name:East Lyme Public Library
Type:Current
Location:39 Society RD, Niantic
Website:www.ely.lioninc.org/
 
Published Histories (0)
No Data Available.
 
Genealogy Websites (2)
Website Name:Connecticut Genealogy
Website Address:www.connecticut-genealogy.com/East-Lyme-Genealogy.cfm

Website Name:Connecticut Genealogy
Website Address:www.connecticut-genealogy.com/Niantic-Genealogy.cfm
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (2)
Name:East Lyme Historical Society
Contact Data:www.eastlymehistoricalsociety.org/

Phone: 860-739-6070

Mailing Address:
East Lyme Historical Society
P. O. Box 112
East Lyme, CT 06333

E-mail:
info@eastlymehistoricalsociety.org

Name:Wilbur B. Beckwith
Contact Data:69 Black Point Road
Niantic, CT 06357
 
Vital Records (0)
No Data Available.
 





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