Another one of Connecticut's non-town towns, Niantic is actually part of East Lyme. Niantic was originally the town's farming and fishing center. By the late 19th century, it was also home to much of the town's industry: mining of granite and manufacturing. As a result, East Lyme's main institutions are in Niantic.
The history of Niantic's records are complicated. East Lyme was formed in 1839 from Lyme and Waterford. Information recorded after 1839 should be held in East Lyme. Before that, they should be in Waterford. Contact the town clerks to find out for sure.
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