The city of Norwich in New London County is located on the Thames River in the southeastern portion of Connecticut. Founded in 1658 by 69 families from Saybrook, the area first supported farms and businesses, and in 1694, residents built a public landing for easier trade at the head of the Thames River. In the 19th century, Norwich manufactured textiles, armaments, and specialty items and was a stop on the Springfield and New London Railroad. Benedict Arnold, one of the most notable figures of the American Revolution, was born in Norwich.
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