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Welcome to Old Lyme ...

The Town of Old Lyme is located in New London County<1>.

The location of Old Lyme has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, the Town of Old Lyme has a population of 7,306 people<3> (see below for details).

Old Lyme is near sea level<4>.

Time Zone: Old Lyme lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Old Lyme is within the (860) area code.

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Old Lyme had an population of 7,306 people. This is a decrease of 3.91% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.35% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, the Town of Old Lyme had a population of 7,603 people. This makes Old Lyme the county's 14th most populous community.

The population of Old Lyme represents 0.21% of the total population of Connecticut (which has 3,574,097 people), making it the state's 133rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 7,603 people, the population of Old Lyme increased 2.66% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,406 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Old Lyme.

Communities near Old Lyme ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Old Lyme.

  • Norwich [New London County]
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    • Norwich [New London County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northeast of Old Lyme
    • Estimated population in 2019: 38,768 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwich
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwich<6>
  • Norwich [New London County]
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    • Norwich [New London County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Old Lyme
    • Estimated population in 2019: 38,768 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwich have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwich
  • Groton [New London County]
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    • Groton [New London County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Old Lyme
    • Estimated population in 2019: 38,436 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Groton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • New London [New London County]
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    • New London [New London County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Old Lyme
    • Estimated population in 2019: 26,858 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New London
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New London<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • New London [New London County]
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      • New London [New London County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the east of Old Lyme
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,858 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New London have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Southold [Suffolk County]
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      • Southold [Suffolk County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Old Lyme
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,170 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Guilford [New Haven County]
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      • Guilford [New Haven County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Old Lyme
      • Estimated population in 2019: 22,133 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Guilford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Waterford [New London County]
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      • Waterford [New London County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Old Lyme
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,746 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Montville [New London County]
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      • Montville [New London County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northeast of Old Lyme
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,508 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Madison [New Haven County]
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      • Madison [New Haven County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the west of Old Lyme
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,030 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madison have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Old Lyme. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Old Lyme.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Old Lyme. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Old Lyme.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Old Lyme. See our Newspapers Page for Old Lyme.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Old Lyme ...

Looking for more information about Old Lyme? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Old Lyme, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Old Lyme.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Connecticut

About New London County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Old Lyme. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including New London, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Old Lyme.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Old Lyme - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Old Lyme) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Old Lyme. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Old Lyme

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Old Lyme. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3173, Longitude: -72.3031       In this case, the coordinates for Old Lyme have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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