Norwich is located in the eastern-central part of the state of Connecticut and a city that is coextensive with the township of Norwich, in New London County. It sits at the point that is at the confluence of the Yantic and Shetucket. The settlement in the area started in 1659, and the area was named after the England town Norwich by a company that came from Saybrook and is being led by Captain John Mason and James Fitch. The economic activity started the shipbuilding and shipping of the production of paper, spun cotton, clocks, and nails became an important part of the 18th century. The area also started to produce firearms during the American Revolution and the American Civil War. The textile industries started to dominate the economy up until 1912 when there was a trend to diversify which continues up to the present.
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