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New London is a town of about 28,000 (up 8% since 2000) located along Interstate 95 and US Highway 1 in New London County in Southern Connecticut. New London is on the Thames River and Long Island Sound across the river from Groton. It was established in 1646 by the younger John Winthrop as a part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Privateers operated out of a base here during the Revolutionary War and the town was almost destroyed by forces under the traitor Benedict Arnold. New London later became an important shipping and whaling port. New London was originally the county seat of New London County.
New London has a couple of very nice historic districts with many buildings of historical and/or architectural interest. New London has nine districts and 26 individual locations listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
New London also has several very nice museums; including the Lyman Allyn Art Museum and Fort Trumbull.