This map of New London, Connecticut was created in 1876 by O.H. Bailey, a prominent 19th century map publisher. The map shows a bird’s eye view of the town as it used to be, including street names and old landmarks.

Landmarks on the map include Fort Trumbull, New London & Groton Ferry, Shore Line Railroad, Crocker House, National Whaling Bank, Brown Cotton Gin Company, Niantic Ice Co., Wilson Manufacturing, The Albertson & Douglass Machine Company, City Hall, Public Library, Schools, and more.

This historic map of New London was restored by KNOWOL. Reproductions of the restored map are available here.

Bird’s Eye View of New London, CT in 1876

For several decades beginning in the early 19th century, New London was one of the three busiest whaling ports in the world. The wealth that whaling brought into the city furnished the capital to fund much of the city’s present architecture. This map will show you what New London looked like during one of its most prosperous periods.

This old map of New London makes an attractive addition to your office, library, or den and can even be used to teach children the geography and history of the area. When you’re done exploring, click here to get your copy.