Norwich (Connecticut)

New London County


Norwich is a city in New London County in the U.S. state of Connecticut, with 36,500 inhabitants ( 2004). The geographic coordinates are: 41.55 ° North, 72.09 ° West. The metropolitan area has a size of 76.4 km ².

Norwich is the headquarters of the diocese of Norwich.


Norwich was founded in 1659 by settlers from Old Saybrook. On 6 March 1963, the dam of Spaulding Pond broke at Mohegan Park and caused a tidal wave at the 6 people were killed and property damage of $ 6 million arose.


Sons and daughters of the town

  • Benedict Arnold, rebel and later a general in the Continental Army
  • Timothy Dwight V, President of Yale University
  • Jonas Galusha, Governor of the U.S. state of Vermont
  • Jabez W. Huntington, U.S. Senator for Connecticut
  • James Lanman, U.S. Senator for Connecticut
  • Dorothy O'Neil, badminton player
  • Annie Proulx, Canadian-American journalist and writer
  • Edward H. Tarr, trumpet virtuoso and musicologist
  • Bertram Turetzky, double bass virtuoso and composer
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