Photo: Whale Oil Row, ca. 1835, 105-119 Huntington Street, New London, CT. Listed on National Register of Historic Places in 1970. Photographed by user:John Phelan, 2012, (own work) [cc-by-3.0 (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed May, 2014.
New London City Hall is located at 181 State Street, New London CT 06320.
The Town of New London was called "Pequot" when first settled in 1646 by John Winthrop, the younger, who had previously established a residence on Fisher's Island; when organized in 1658 it was named for London, England. New London was incorporated as the Town of New London in 1784.
New London was a rendezvous of privateers during the American Revolution, home port of a mighty fleet of whaling vessels in the nineteenth century, headquarters of minelayers, submarine chasers and submarines during the World War [WW I] and of the Coast Guard's swift 'rum-chasers' in the prohibition era, the town offers much of historic and maritime interest.