Mohegan Park Statue, Norwich, CT
Norwich, Connecticut was
chosen as one the Paint Quality Institute's Prettiest Painted
Places. Besides being rich in history, Norwich is a favorite
vacation destination for people exploring its natural beauty,
early American Heritage, art, recreation and sports. Make sure you
explore Mohegan Park, Museum and Lake with its numerous walking
and hiking trails.
Norwich was founded in
1659 by settlers from Old Saybrook led by Major John Mason and
Reverend James Fitch. They purchased the land that would become
Norwich from the local Native American Mohegan Tribe.
During the American
Revolution Norwich supported the cause for independence by
supplying soldiers, ships, and munitions. One of the most infamous
figures of the Revolution, Benedict Arnold, was born in Norwich.
Norwich served as leadership center for Connecticut during the
Civil War as Governor William Buckingham was from Norwich and used
his home as a de facto office during the war years. Also, State
Senator Lafayette Foster later became Acting Vice President after
President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated.
Region of Connecticut