A place in rich history where families enjoy seaside recreation in a small New England town and bounded by the Thames River and Long Island Sound.

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The city of Groton is a place rich in history where families enjoy seaside recreatin in a small New England town. Friends and families gather for meals at a riverside restaurant, and cultural enthusiasts explore the rich military and defense history. Midway between New York City and Boston and bounded by the Thames River and Long Island Sound, the town offers a rich mixture of shoreline living, New England maritime and history, and recreational activities. The welcoming atmoshphere and sense of community make any visitor feel right at home.

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Facts about Groton

Town/City established:

  • Incorporated 1705.

Named from:

  • From English home town of Governor John Winthrop (1587-1649).

County:

  • New London.

Notable citizens (past and present):

  • - Ebenezer Avery.
  • - Colonel William Ledyard.
  • - Anna Warner Bailey.
  • - Abigail Day Slocomb.
  • - Jordan Freeman.
  • - Lambo Latham.

Top Five Attractions:

  • - Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park, site an an earthenwork Revolutionary period fort and the largest Revolutionary battle fought on Connecticut soil.
  • - Eastern Point Beach; local, family-oriented beach with concession stand and historic houses.
  • - Avery Copp House Museum, historic home.
  • - Subvest World War II Memorial East, national memorial to the submarines and submariners lost during World War II.
  • - Ebenezer Avery Houser, historic home where Colinial soldiers took refuge after the British attack on Groton Heights in 1781.

Annual Visitor’s Events:

  • - Thames River Fireworks, Saturday after the 4th of July.
  • - Groton City Day, first Friday in August.
  • - Commenoration of the Battle of Groton Heights, Sunday of Labor Day weekend.
  • - Subvets Groton Commenorations of Veteran's Day, November 11.

Quality of the town/city:

  • The city of Groton is a place rich in history where families enjoy seaside recreatin in a small New England town. Friends and families gather for meals at a riverside restaurant, and cultural enthusiasts explore the rich military and defense history. Midway between New York City and Boston and bounded by the Thames River and Long Island Sound, the town offers a rich mixture of shoreline living, New England maritime and history, and recreational activities. The welcoming atmoshphere and sense of community make any visitor feel right at home.

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