New London and Lyme Turnpike

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===Route===
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Runs from New London, Connecticut, through Waterford, East Lyme to Old Lyme. A distance of about 15 miles. Today it is part of US Route 1.
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===Historical Background===
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Runs from New London, Connecticut, through Waterford, East Lyme to Old Lyme. A distance of about 15 miles. Today it is part of US Route 1.  
*Chartered May 1807.
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=== Historical Background ===
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*Chartered May 1807.  
 
*US 1 generally follows the old Boston Post Road and turnpike roads built to replace it. Specifically, the Greenwich Road, chartered in 1792, was the part in Greenwich, and became part of the longer Connecticut Turnpike (New York to Fairfield) in 1806. The New Haven and Milford Turnpike (1802) continued from Milford to New Haven, and the New London and Lyme Turnpike (1807) connected Old Lyme with New London.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_London_and_Lyme_Turnpike#History History of US Route 1}</ref>
 
*US 1 generally follows the old Boston Post Road and turnpike roads built to replace it. Specifically, the Greenwich Road, chartered in 1792, was the part in Greenwich, and became part of the longer Connecticut Turnpike (New York to Fairfield) in 1806. The New Haven and Milford Turnpike (1802) continued from Milford to New Haven, and the New London and Lyme Turnpike (1807) connected Old Lyme with New London.<ref>[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_London_and_Lyme_Turnpike#History History of US Route 1}</ref>
  
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_London_and_Lyme_Turnpike New London and Lyme Turnpike]
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_London_and_Lyme_Turnpike New London and Lyme Turnpike]  
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_turnpikes_in_Connecticut List of Connecticut Turnpikes]
 
*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_turnpikes_in_Connecticut List of Connecticut Turnpikes]
  
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Revision as of 14:46, 25 February 2013

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Route

Runs from New London, Connecticut, through Waterford, East Lyme to Old Lyme. A distance of about 15 miles. Today it is part of US Route 1.

Historical Background

  • Chartered May 1807.
  • US 1 generally follows the old Boston Post Road and turnpike roads built to replace it. Specifically, the Greenwich Road, chartered in 1792, was the part in Greenwich, and became part of the longer Connecticut Turnpike (New York to Fairfield) in 1806. The New Haven and Milford Turnpike (1802) continued from Milford to New Haven, and the New London and Lyme Turnpike (1807) connected Old Lyme with New London.[1]

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Reference

{{Category:US Migration Trails and Roads]] {{Category:Connecticut]]