Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Norwich (Connecticut)

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NORWICH, a city and one of the county-seats of New London co., Conn.; on the Thames river, and on the Central Vermont and the New York, New Haven and Hartford railroads; 13 miles N. of New London. It comprises the villages of Greeneville, Yantic, Norwich Town, Fair Ground, Norwich, and Taftville. Here are a Free Academy, the Otis Free Academy, a public hospital, libraries, electric street railroads, gas and electric lights, National banks, and several daily and weekly newspapers. It has manufactures of firearms, locks, cotton and woolen fabrics, printing presses, bicycle chains, type, silk ribbons, electrical supplies, leather belting, machinery, rolled and cast iron, harness, stoves, furnaces, nickel-plated goods, hosiery, etc. Pop. (1910) 20,367; (1920) 29,685.