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New London County, Connecticut
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New London County
Founded 1666
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As established in 1666, New London County consisted of the towns of Stonington, Norwich, New London, and Saybrook.   The "Homonoscet Plantation" referred to in the constituting Act was settled in March 1663, at first as Kenilworth but incorporated as the town of Killingworth in 1667. Several new towns were incorporated and added to New London over the next few decades: Preston in 1687, Colchester in 1699, and Lebanon in 1700. The settlements along the Quinebaug Valley were placed under New London jurisdiction in 1697 (later incorporated as Plainfield in 1699). By 1717, more towns were established in northeastern Connecticut (between the Quinebaug Valley and the Rhode Island border) and added to New London County. 

Windham County was constituted from Hartford and New London counties on 12 May 1726, consisting of towns in northeastern Connecticut. New London County lost the towns of Voluntown, Pomfret, Killingly, Canterbury, Plainfield, and Lebanon to the newly formed county. In 1785, Middlesex County was constituted, consisting of towns along the lower Connecticut River Valley, taking away the towns of Killingworth and Saybrook from New London County. Several additional boundary adjustments took place in the 19th century: the establishment of the town of Marlborough in 1803, the transfer of the town of Lebanon from Windham County in 1824, and the transfer of the town of Voluntown from Windham County in 1881.

It contains reservations of four of the five state-recognized Native American tribes  [source: wikipedia]

Cities and Towns
Bozrah * Colchester * Westchester * East Lyme * Flanders * Niantic * Franklin * Griswold * Borough of Jewett City * Hopeville * Glasgo * Pachaug * Groton * City of Groton * Groton Long Point * Long Hill * Mystic * Noank * Poquonock Bridge * Lebanon * Ledyard * Gales Ferry * Ledyard Center * Lisbon * Lyme * Montville * Chesterfield * Mohegan * Oakdale * Oxoboxo River (CDP) * Uncasville * New London * North Stonington * Norwich * Old Lyme * Preston * Poquetanuck * Preston City * Salem * Sprague * Baltic * Stonington * Pawcatuck * Old Mystic * Voluntown * Waterford * Quaker Hill


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Website Updates:

September 2018: will for AVERILL
March 2018: bio for KINGSLEY
February 2018: LEE, GILMAN obits
March 2017: 1840 Census of Pensioners
  Sept 2015: Death Notice for HEULET; Marriage Announcement for DOW - DOALBEAR
May 2015: Family Burials for BUTTON, CASWELL (see Obituaries); Death Notice for HUNTLEY; Marriage for EGERTON-HINMAN; Family records for HIGBIE/HIGBEY/HIGBY

Jan 2015: Death notices for HUNTINGTON, WATTLES; O[??]ooler/Wheeler, Jewett/Haven marriages (under news)
Dec 2014:  Obituary for AFFELDT
Sept 2014:  1883 Pensioners updated to add cert. numbers
Aug 2014:  1883 Pensioners; Burials in Lower Mystic, Packer, Silas Burrows, Wells and South Burrows Cemeteries; obit for FAY
July 2014:  Burials in Crary, Fish, Burrows, Niles and Packer #2 Cemetery
May 2014:  
Biographies for BALL, BALDWIN, BARBER, ARMSTRONG, TRACY.  Burials in Bull Hill, Keeney, newton-Ranson, maplewood, OLD, Palmer, Trumbull cemeteries; 3rd Regiment Muster roll for Spanish-American War



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Surrounding Counties
Windham County (north)
Kent County, Rhode Island (northeast)
Washington County, Rhode Island (east)
Middlesex County (west)
Tolland County (northwest)
Hartford County (northwest)
Suffolk County, New York (south) Water boundary only, with ferry access to Fishers Island

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