New London, Virginia

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For the unincorporated community in Caroline County, see New London, Caroline County, Virginia.

New London was an incorporated town in what is now Campbell County, Virginia.[1] It was the former county seat of Bedford County, Virginia before Campbell was split from it in 1781.[2] The town was founded around 1750. It was home to the New London Academy.[1] The town declined following the rise of Lynchburg [1] and the exodus of several merchants who sided with the British government in the American Revolution.


  1. ^ a b c Martin, Joseph (1835). A New and Comprehensive Gazetteer of Virginia, and the District of Columbia. Charlottesville, Virginia: Joseph Martin. pp. 141–142. 
  2. ^ "Historic Resources". Campbell County, Virginia. Retrieved 20 March 2014.