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Norwich Connecticut United States History



Norwich , the city, stretches along with the town (county) of Norwich, the county of New London, east-central Connecticut , USA It is located at the confluence of the Yantic and Shetucket rivers, which at this point form the Thames.

The settlement, begun in 1659 by a company from Saybrook led by Captain John Mason and James Fitch and named Norwich, England, became a legal town in 1662. and the nails are 18. it was important for its economy in the XIII century, and firearms were made there from the American Revolution until the American Civil War. Textiles then dominated the economy until after 1912, when there was a diversification trend that continues today. Norwich is the birthplace of the Revolutionary War traitor Benedict Arnold.

It is also the location of the Leffingwell Inn, a meeting place for patriots during the Revolutionary War, and the Indian Cemetery for members of the Mohegan Indian tribe, including sub-chief Uncas. The homes of the Huntington family, many members of which were leaders in early American civil and military affairs, are also preserved here. Norwich is the headquarters of Three Rivers Community-Technical College (1963). The town was founded in 1784 and merged with the town in 1952.

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