Norwich is a city located in New London County, Connecticut. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 36,117. Norwich is located on three rivers, named the Yantic, the Shetucket and the Thames.
Norwich was founded in 1659 by settlers that came from Old Saybrook, Connecticut. It came to be known as a manufacturing city because of its many large mills.
Norwich is the birthplace of early American industrialist and politician Erastus Corning, and of Benedict Arnold, for whom there is a commemorative plaque on the lot where his house used to stand. The city library has a prominent portrait of Arnold on the north wall.
The AA baseball Norwich Navigators are a farm team of the San Francisco Giants.
Web Sites and Links
CT 2 ExpresswayDescriptive history and current conditions on the Route 2 Expressway in eastern Connecticut.
ePodunk: Norwich, ConnecticutCommunity profile.
NewLondonCountyGuide.com: NorwichHistory, links and information about Norwich.
Norwich, ConnecticutOfficial website of the city offers resident and visitor information.
State Representative Melissa OlsonDemocratic legislator representing Norwich's 46th Assembly District.