Lyme

Artist's home, Lyme
Artist’s home, Lyme
– Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Carol M. Highsmith Archive

Lyme, in New London County, is located in southeastern Connecticut on the Connecticut River and adjacent to the Long Island Sound. Formerly East Saybrook, the town separated from Saybrook in 1665 and named in 1667. The southern section of Lyme became the municipality of Old Lyme in 1855. An important early shipping channel, the Eightmile River connects to Hamburg Cove, the river’s only navigable waterway. Shipbuilding, lumber, farms, and ferries were the major early industries. Having instituted zoning regulations as early as 1943, Lyme has managed to preserve much of its rural character and relatively undeveloped landscape.

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Websites

“The Fox Chase - History of the Lyme Art Colony.” Florence Griswold Museum. Accessed June 21, 2012. Link.

Video

Once Upon a Time in Old Lyme the Story of an American Art Colony. DVD. Old Lyme, CT: Florence Griswold Museum, 2007.

Places

“Florence Griswold Museum,” 2017. Link.
“Lyme Local History Archives.” Lyme Public Hall, 2016. Link.
“Nehantic State Forest.” Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, 2012. Link.
“Selden Neck State Park.” Department of Energy & Environmental Protection, 2012. Link.

Documents

Banks, Dr. Marc L., and Dr. Lucianne S. Swan. “Assessment of the Eight Mile River’s Archaeological Resources,” 2016. Link.
“Lyme - WPA Architectural Survey.” Connecticut State Library Digital Collections, 2014. Link.
“Lyme Local History Archives.” Lyme Public Hall, 2016. Link.
Warren, Moses. “Map - First Society of Lyme.” Lyme, CT, 1815. University of Connecticut Libraries - Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC. Link.
“Map - Town of Lyme, Conn. (Petersen Collection).” Lyme, CT, 1850. University of Connecticut Libraries - Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC. Link.
“Map: South Part of New London Co. Connecticut - Page 188 and 189 of Town and City Atlas of the State of Connecticut.” Boston, MA: D. H. Hurd & Co., 1893. University of Connecticut Libraries - Map and Geographic Information Center - MAGIC. Link.

Books

Marshall, Benjamin Tinkham, ed. A Modern History of New London County, Connecticut. Vol. 1. New York, NY: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1922. Link.
Stark, Bruce. Lyme, Connecticut: From Founding to Independence. Lyme, CT, 1976.
Burton, Kathryn. Old Lyme, Lyme, and Hadlyme. Charleston,  SC: Arcadia, 2005.
Stark, Bruce. Promoting the Interests of Agriculture: A History of the Hamburg Fair 1897-1941. Lyme,  CT: Lyme Grange, 2001.
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