Category: Lyme, Connecticut

Categories: New London County, Connecticut


Lyme is a town in New London County, Connecticut.

Lyme was part of the Saybrook Colony that was first settled in 1636. The area that became Lyme was the portion of Saybrook east of the Connecticut River. It was set off from Saybrook in 1665 and named after Lyme Regis in England.

The now-separate towns of East Lyme and Old Lyme were originally part of the town of Lyme, and were split off in 1839 and 1854-55, respectively.


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Note on place names and church records for Lyme (from Marriages - 1st CHURCH, Lyme, New London Co., CT at DunhamWilcox.net website):
Lyme was named May, 1667. Local records show that Lyme was set off from Saybrook by a committee in 1665. The First Congregational Church was organized in 1693. It is located in South Lyme. The Second Congregational Church of Lyme was organized at East Lyme in 1719. This church has lost its early records. The Third Church of Lyme, organized in 1727, in Hamburgh, has also lost its early records.

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