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Niantic in New London County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

East Lyme

 
 
East Lyme Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 22, 2010
1. East Lyme Marker
Inscription.
East Lyme
Settled in the 1640's in part of Lyme and New London. East Lyme was made a separate town in 1839 by the Connecticut General Assembly. In what was originally a farming area along the Old Post Road, a cottage textile indistry developed similar to that in Belgium, which gained for the district the name of Flanders. Prior to the arrival of the settlers, the Nehantic Indians fished and hunted along the shoreline, and afterward lived amicably among the newcomers, who gave the district its name of Niantic, a variant of the tribal name. The Thomas Lee House (1660) and the Smith Harris House (1840) are both fine examples of the architecture of their times. A plaque at Bride Brook on Route 156 tells of a romantic marriage there in 1646 and marks the boundary between what was then Saybrook and New London. The Town now encompasses 34.8 square miles of beaches, ponds, streams, woodland, and fields. It is a noted summer resort and the home of the famous Niantic sacllop, a popular seafood.
Erected by the Town of East Lyme
the East Lyme Historical Society
and the Connecticut Historical Commission
1980
 
Erected 1980 by the Town of East Lyme, East Lyme Historical Society, Connecticut Historical Commission.
 
Location.
East Lyme Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, June 22, 2010
2. East Lyme Marker
41° 19.659′ N, 72° 11.649′ W. Marker is in Niantic, Connecticut, in New London County. Marker is at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue (Connecticut Route 161) and Smith Street, on the left when traveling north on Pennsylvania Avenue. Click for map. Located in front of East Lyme Town Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 108 Pennsylvania Avenue, Niantic CT 06357, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. East Lyme Honor Roll (approx. 0.3 miles away); East Lyme Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bride Brooke (approx. 2.6 miles away); Waterford (approx. 3.3 miles away); Colombo (approx. 5.1 miles away); Monte Cristo Cottage (approx. 5.1 miles away); New London War Memorial (approx. 5.1 miles away); Nathan Hale (approx. 5.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Niantic.
 
Also see . . .
1. Town of East Lyme. (Submitted on June 27, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. East Lyme, Connecticut on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 27, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 592 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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