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The population of New London is approximately 926 (1990), 998 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 391 (1990), 368 (2010).

The amount of land area in New London is 23.016 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.034 sq kilometers.
The distance from New London to Washington DC is 1140 miles. The distance to the Texas state capital is 216 miles. (as the crow flies)
New London is positioned 32.26 degrees north of the equator and 94.93 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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New London location: on State Highway 42 twelve miles south of Kilgore and 122 miles southeast of Dallas

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New London history:

The first post office, of this mainly agricultural area at that time, was started in 1855. It was open here until about 1876. In 1877, a school was built and named West Rusk. The community continued along much the same for many years until 1930 when a change occurred. Columbus M. Joiner drilled his first oil well a few miles from town. The town changed dramatically becoming an oil boomtown almost over night. The residents opened another post office here in 1931 but found the name of London was already taken in Kimble County, so they changed the name to New London. The oil industry remained strong for several decades, but during the 1950's, things began to change. The oilfields began to decline and well drilling was replaced more by pipelines and pumps. Many of the oil field workers decided to stay in the area and in 1963, New London incorporated.

In 1937 a huge and disastrous school explosion occurred, the worst ever in the country. Read about it on our historical events page for New London.
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New London attractions:

London Museum
690 Main St
New London, TX 75682
Phone: 903-895-4602

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