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Lyme

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Lyme
State:
Connecticut
County:
New London County
Probate District:
33
Year Established:
1665
Year Incorporated:
1667
Form of Government:
Selectmen - Town Meeting - Board of Finance
Town Hall Address:
Town Hall
480 Hamburg RD (Rte 156)
Lyme, Ct 06371
860-434-7733
Research Hours :
9 a.m to 4 p.m
You may retrieve volumes yourself
Web Address:
townlyme.org/

History Brief:
This is one of the towns formed from the 1635 Saybrook Colony. The Saybrook settlement spread to the east side of the Connecticut River about 1640. On February 13, 1665, an agreement, known as the "Loving Parting," was arrived at, dividing Saybrook into plantations east and west of the River. In May 1667, the General Court at Hartford ordered that the East Plantation be named Lyme. This included the area that is now Lyme, East Lyme, Old Lyme and parts of East Haddam and Salem. The original settlement was in the Blackhall area in the southwest of the Town, the present Old Lyme. The present Town was originally the North (or 3rd) Society, recognized by the General Assembly in 1724; at this time bounds were set which left a portion of land within the Town of East Haddam. East Lyme was set off in 1839. In 1855, the original First Society was incorporated as Old Lyme, with the former North Society retaining the name "Lyme." Town vital records begin 1666.
Barbour collection records cover 1667-1852.

   
Other City Names (1)
Name:North Society
 
Settled From (1)
Town Name:Saybrook
 
Population (7)
Year:1756
Population:2956

Year:1800
Population:4380

Year:1850
Population:2668

Year:1900
Population:750

Year:1950
Population:857

Year:2000
Population:2016

Year:2010
Population:2406
 
Founding Families (31)
Surname:Beckwith

Surname:Blatchford

Surname:Borden

Surname:Bradford

Surname:Briggs

Surname:Brockway

Surname:Bull

Surname:Champion

Surname:Comstock

Surname:DeWolfe

Surname:Dunk

Surname:Duren

Surname:Ely

Surname:Griswold

Surname:Hand

Surname:Huntley

Surname:Lay

Surname:Lees

Surname:Lee

Surname:Lord

Surname:Marvin

Surname:Noyes

Surname:Peck

Surname:Perigo

Surname:Peterson

Surname:Robbins

Surname:Smith

Surname:Tillotson

Surname:Tinker

Surname:Waller

Surname:Watrous
 
Cemeteries (22)
Name:Becket Hill Cemetery/Beckitt Hill Cemetery
Location:Becket Hill RD
Website:www.hale-collection.com/new-london-county-cemeteries/310-13-beckitt-hill-cemetery.htm

Name:Beebe Cemetery
Location:Beaver Brook RD at Grassy Hill RD
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2150077&CScn=beebe&CScntry=4&CSst=8&CScnty=309

Name:Bill Hill Cemetery
Location:Blood ST
Website:www.hale-collection.com/310-3-bill-hill-cemetery.htm

Name:Brockway Cemetery
Location:near Brockway's Ferry
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2192443&CScn=brockway&CScntry=4&CSst=8&CScnty=

Name:Coult Cemetery (in Hale Collection as Colt)
Location:Beaver Brook RD, near Cedar Pond
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=103294

Name:Cove Cemetry
Location:Ferry Road, between River RD & Hemlock Valley Brook
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=103295

Name:Daniels Cemetery
Location:Joshuatown RD
Website:www.hale-collection.com/310-11-daniels-cemetery.htm

Name:Ely Cemetery
Location:Ely's Ferry RD near Tinker LN
Website:www.hale-collection.com/310-22-ely-cemetery.htm

Name:First Congregational Church Cemetery/North Lyme Cemetery/Hamburg Cemetery
Location:1 Sterling City RD
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2150151

Name:Gillett Cemetery
Location:Grassy Hill RD, near Grassy Hill Brook
Website:www.hale-collection.com/310-14-gillett-cemetery.htm

Name:Grassy Hill Cemetery
Location:Grassy Hill RD near Congregational Church
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2152915

Name:Griffin Cemetery
Location:Beaver Brook Road west of Cedar Pond Brook
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=103373

Name:Indian Grave
Location:Beaver Brook RD near Cedar Pond
Website:www.hale-collection.com/new-london-county-cemeteries/310-12-indian-grave-cemetery.htm

Name:Joshuatown Cemetery
Location:Joshuatown RD near Tantumorantum RD
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2150149

Name:Lord Cemetery/Graveyard
Location:Hamburg RD near Bill Hill?
Website:www.hale-collection.com/310-23-lord-cemetery.htm

Name:Luther Cemetery
Location:Ferry RD, 1 mile east of Hadlyme Ferry Landing
Website:www.hale-collection.com/new-london-county-cemeteries/310-10-luther-cemetery.htm

Name:Marvin Cemetery
Location:Hamburg RD, near Mt. Archer RD
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2150076

Name:Pleasant View
Location:Hamburg RD at Salem RD
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=103587

Name:Richards Cemetery
Location:Route 82, Hadlyme
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=cr&CRid=2446210&CScn=richards&CScntry=4&CSst=8&CScnty=

Name:Selden Cemetery/Cedar Hill Cemetery
Location:Joshuatown RD south of Selden RD
Website:www.hale-collection.com/310-8-selden-cemetery.htm

Name:Sisson Cemetery
Location:Salem RD near Wagner Pond
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=crMap&CRid=103712

Name:Sterling Cemetery
Location:Sterling City Road, near Falls Brook
Website:www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=crMap&CRid=103746
 
Churches (2)
Name:First Congregational Church of Lyme - UCC
Location:1 Sterling City RD
Website:lymechurch.com/

Name:Grassy Hill Congregational Church
Location:371 Grassy Hill RD
 
Monuments (0)
No Data Available.
 
Communities (6)
Name:Brockway

Name:Grassy Hill

Name:Hadlyme

Name:Hamburg

Name:Joshuatown

Name:North Lyme
 
Historical Locations (0)
No Data Available.
 
Notable Citizens (3)
Name:Harry Holtzman, artist
Type:Historic

Name:Matthew Griswold, statesman
Type:Historic

Name:Roger Griswold, statesman
Type:Historic
 
Newspapers (0)
No Data Available.
 
Schools (1)
Name:Lyme Consolidated School
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:478 Hamburg RD
Website:www.region18.org/page.cfm?p=477&pback=475
 
Libraries (1)
Name:Lyme Public Library
Type:Current
Location:482 Hamburg RD
Website:www.lymepl.org/
 
Published Histories (4)
Name:A Lyme Miscellany
Author:Willauer, George J., Jr., ed
Date Published:1977
Publisher:The Wesleyan University Press
Description:A collection of essays and documents. 288 p.

Name:Lyme, Connecticut: From Founding to Independence
Author:Stark, Bruce P.
Date Published:1976
Publisher:Stark, Bruce P.
Description:121 p.

Name:The Ancient Town of Lyme
Author:Deitrick, Barbara, ed
Date Published:1965
Publisher:Lyme Tercentenary, Inc.
Description:32 p

Name:Vital Records of Lyme, Connecticut
Author:Hall, Verne M. & Plimpton, Elizebeth B.
Date Published:1976
Publisher:American Revolution Bicentennial Commission of Lyme
Description:to the end of the year 1850, literally transcribed. With indices of persons and of Church records. 403 p.
Republished 1990 by Heritage Books, Inc.
 
Genealogy Websites (2)
Website Name:Connecticut Genealogy
Website Address:www.connecticut-genealogy.com/Lyme-Genealogy.cfm

Website Name:RootsWeb
Website Address:www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~ctclyme/
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (1)
Name:Hiram P. Maxim lll
Contact Data:52 Blood Street
Lyme, CT 06371
 
Vital Records (0)
No Data Available.
 





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