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Norwich is a quaint city on the eastern side of the state. Known as the “Rose of New England” for its beauty and rolling hills that resemble rose petals. 

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Norwich is a quaint city on the eastern side of the state. Known as the “Rose of New England” for its beauty and rolling hills that resemble rose petals. Mohegan Park is Norwich’s largest park with numerous biking, hiking, walking trails as well as picnic tables, pavilions and a beach front.

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Facts about Norwich

Town/City established:

  • Incorporated in 1784.

Named from:

  • This town was named from Norwich in Norfolk, England. The Indian name translates to “Mohegan”.

County:

  • New London County.

Notable citizens (past and present):

  • Rajai Davis, MLB outfielder for the Oakland Athletics.
  • Paul Konerko, MLB first baseman for the Chicago White Sox.
  • Edwin H. Land, inventor of the Polaroid camera.
  • Edith Roosevelt, second wife of Theodore Roosevelt.
  • Matt Shaughnessy, NFL defense for the Oakland Raiders.
  • Horace Smith and Daniel B. Wesson, founded Smith & Wesson firearms.

Top Five Attractions:

  • Mohegan Park & Memorial Rose Garden.
  • Leffingwell House Museum.
  • The Ultimate Escape.
  • Chestnut Street Playhouse.
  • Slater Museum.

Annual visitor’s events:

  • Norwich Rotary Carnival (May).
  • Winterfest Parade (November).

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  • Norwich is a quaint city on the eastern side of the state. Known as the “Rose of New England” for its beauty and rolling hills that resemble rose petals. Mohegan Park is Norwich’s largest park with numerous biking, hiking, walking trails as well as picnic tables, pavilions and a beach front. 

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