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Groton

Summary    
City/Town Name:
Groton
State:
Connecticut
County:
New London County
Probate District:
30
Year Established:
1705
Year Incorporated:
Form of Government:
Council - Manager
Town Hall Address:
45 Fort Hill Road, Groton, Ct 06340-4394
Research hours - M - F - 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m
Office opens at 9 a.m on Tuesday.
Researcher must request volumes from clerk.
Web Address:
www.town.groton.ct.us/

History Brief:
This section was known as the East Side of the Plantation of Pequett (New London) in 1649. It was settled by Jonathan Brewster, eldest son of Elder William Brewster of the Plymouth Colony. Ecclesiastical privileges were granted in October 1703. In May 1705, the Court divided New London into two townships with the one on the east side of the river to be called, Groton. Town vital records begin 1705. Barbour collection records cover 1704-1853.
   
Other City Names (0)
No Data Available.
 
Settled From (1)
Town Name:New London
 
Population (21)
Year:1800
Population:4302

Year:1810
Population:4451

Year:1820
Population:4664

Year:1830
Population:4805

Year:1840
Population:2963

Year:1850
Population:3743

Year:1860
Population:4450

Year:1870
Population:5124

Year:1880
Population:5128

Year:1890
Population:5539

Year:1900
Population:5962

Year:1910
Population:6495

Year:1920
Population:9227

Year:1930
Population:10770

Year:1940
Population:10910

Year:1950
Population:21896

Year:1960
Population:29937

Year:1970
Population:38244

Year:1980
Population:41062

Year:1990
Population:45144

Year:2000
Population:39167
 
Founding Families (0)
No Data Available.
 
Cemeteries (38)
Name:2 Graves
Location:Corner of Pleasant Valley Rd. & Center Groton Rd.

Name:Adams Cemetery
Location:North of Myers farm

Name:Baley Cemetery
Location:Pine Island

Name:Bill Cemetery
Location:Rear of Bill Library

Name:Burrows Cemetery #1
Location:Baptist Hill, Mystic

Name:Burrows Cemetery #2
Location:Baptist Rd.

Name:Burrows Cemetery #3
Location:Fort Hill

Name:Col. Ledyard Cemetery
Location:256 Mitchell St.

Name:Congregation Beth El Cemetery
Location:65 Lestertown Rd.

Name:Crary Cemetery
Location:385 Packer Rd.

Name:Crouch Cemetery
Location:On old Crouch farm 1/2 mile south of Boston Post Rd.

Name:Cushman Cemetery
Location:Center Gronton Rd., near Grary Cemetery

Name:Edgecomb Cemetery
Location:On Edgecomb farm in the woods

Name:Fish Cemetery #1
Location:Pequot Ave.

Name:Fish Cemetery #2
Location:Poquonock Lake Rd.

Name:Fishtown Cemetery
Location:New London Rd.

Name:Knowles Cemetery
Location:Center Groton Rd.

Name:Mitchell Cemetery
Location:On road to Old Mystic

Name:Morgan-Avery Cemetery
Location:Poquonock Rd

Name:Niles Cemetery
Location:Fort Hill Rd, near Center Groton Rd.

Name:Noank Valley
Location:Elm St.

Name:Old Cemetery
Location:On former Adams farm north from Fort Hill

Name:Old Town Hill Cemetery
Location:Fort Hill just north of Burrows #3

Name:Packer Cemetery #2
Location:Southwest of Mystic

Name:Packer Cemetery
Location:New London Rd.

Name:Palmer Cemetery
Location:In woods, on Brown farm, Noank Rd.

Name:Park Cemetery #1
Location:Parke farm near Burnett's Corner

Name:Park Cemetery #2
Location:Parke Farm near Burnett's Corner

Name:Perkins Cemetery
Location:Pleasant Valley Rd.

Name:Smith Cemetery
Location:Oral School Grounds

Name:Smith Lake Cemetery
Location:Moved to Morgan-Avery Cemetery

Name:St. Patrick Roman Catholic Cemetery
Location:River Rd.

Name:Starr Cemetery
Location:Pleasant Valley Rd.

Name:Starr Hill Cemetery
Location:Pleasant Valley Rd

Name:Turner Cemetery
Location:Center of Groton

Name:Wells Cemeter
Location:Center of Groton Rd. west of Old Mystic

Name:Wightman Cemetery
Location:Cold Spring Rd.

Name:Wood Cemetery
Location:Pleasant Valley Rd.
 
Churches (25)
Name:Bishop Seabury Episcopal Church (860) 445-9423
Location:256 North Rd., Groton

Name:Christ United Methodist Church (860) 445-0088
Location:200 Hazelnut Hill Rd., Groton
Website:www.christumegroton.org/

Name:Church of Christ (860) 445-7534
Location:1018 Route 12, Groton

Name:Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (860) 536-5100
Location:1230 Flanders Rd., Groton

Name:Faith Lutheran Church (860) 445-08483
Location:625 Poquonnock Rd., Groton

Name:First Church of Christ Congregational (860) 445-7409
Location:162 Monument St., Groton
Website:www.grotoncongregational.org

Name:Free Will Baptist Church (860) 445-0747
Location:94 Niorth St., Groton

Name:Grace Baptist Chapel (860) 445-4364
Location:171 Candlewood Rd., Groton
Website:www.christianity.com/gracebaptist

Name:Groton Church of the Nazarene (860) 446-8173
Location:16 Fort St., Groton

Name:Groton Heights Baptist Church (860) 445-8197
Location:72 Broad St., Groton
Website:www.grotonheights.org

Name:Jehovan's Witnessess (860) 536-2201
Location:190 Flanders Rd., Groton

Name:Missionary Church of God in Christ (860) 448-2832
Location:36 Laurelwood Rd., Groton

Name:Mystic Congregational Church (860) 536-4259
Location:East Main St., Mystic

Name:Old Mystic Baptist Church (860) 536-3115
Location:151 Shewville Rd., Mystic

Name:Old Mystic United Methodist Church (860) 536-2171
Location:Main St., Old Mystic

Name:Poquonnock Bridge Baptish Church (860) 445-6126
Location:1241 Poquonnock Rd., Groton
Website:www.pbbcgroton.org/

Name:Rock of Salvation Christian Temple (860) 405-1363
Location:39 Circle Ave., Groton

Name:Saint Mark's Episcopal Church (860) 572-5949
Location:15 Pearl St., Mystic

Name:Scared Heart Church - Rectory (860) 445-2905
Location:56 Scared Heart Dr., Groton
Website:www.sacredheartgroton.org/

Name:Seaport Community Church (860) 448-6224
Location:28 Great Brook Rd., Groton
Website:www.seaportcommunitychurch.org

Name:St. Andrew Presbyterian Church (860) 445-8348
Location:310 Fort Hill Rd., Groton
Website:www.sapc-ct.org/

Name:St. Mark's Episcopal Church (860) 572-9549
Location:15 Pearl St., Mystic
Website:www.stmarksmystic.org/

Name:St. Mary's Top of Fort Hill (860) 445-1446
Location:69 Groton Long Point Rd., Groton

Name:St. Patrick Church (860) 536-1800
Location:32 East Main St., Mystic

Name:The Mormon Missionaries (860) 448-0342
Location:774 Gungywamp Rd., Groton
 
Monuments (2)
Name:GROTON MONUMENT AND MUSEUM
Description:Granite 135' tall with 166 steps on the inside. Visitory can climb the monument and visit the museum 10:00 to 5:00 Memorial Day to Labor Day
Location:Fort Griswold, Groton
Type:Military
Artist/Sculptor:Designed by Ithiel Town & A.J. Davis

Name:ROBERT A GRAY MONUMENT
Description:Approximately 19' tall tan granite pedestal with figure
Location:94 Smith Street, Fort Griswold State Parl, Gronton, CT
Type:Military
Dedication Date:07/04/1916
Artist/Sculptor:Charles Conrads
 
Communities (10)
Name:Burnetts Corner

Name:Center Groton

Name:Fort Hill

Name:Groton Heights

Name:Long Hill

Name:Long Point

Name:Noank

Name:Old Mystic

Name:Poquonock Bridge

Name:West Mystic
 
Historical Locations (1)
Name:Fort Griswold State park (860) 449-6877
Location:57 Fort St., Groton, CT www.revwar.com/ftgriswold/
 
Notable Citizens (0)
No Data Available.
 
Newspapers (2)
Name:The Dolphin Weekly (860) 694-3514
Type:Contemporary
Location:P.O. Box 44, Groton, Ct
Website:www.dolphin-news.com/

Name:The Groton Times Weekly (860) 442-2200
Type:Contemporary
Location:47 Eugene O'Neill Dr., P.O. Box 1231, Groton, Ct 06340
Website:www.theday.com
 
Schools (12)
Name:Carl C. Cutler Middle School (860) 572-5830 6-8
Type:Middle School
Location:160 Fishtown Rd., Groton, CT 06340
Website:www.groton.k12.ct.us/Domain/345

Name:Catherine Kolnaski Magnet School (860) 449-5608 PreK-5
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:500 Poquonnock Rd., Groton, CT 06340
Website:www.groton.k12.ct.us/Domain/781

Name:Charles Barnum Elementary PreK-5 (860) 449-5640
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:68 Briar Hill Rd., Groton, CT 06340
Website:wwwgroton.k12.ct.us/Domain/628

Name:Claude M. Chester Elementary (860) 449-5636 PreK-5
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:1 Harry Day Dr., Groton, CT 06340
Website:www.groton.k12.ct.us/Domain/701

Name:E.T. Grasso/Southeastern Technical High School (860) 448-0220
Type:High School
Location:189 Fort Hill Rd., Groton, CT 06340
Website:www.cttech.org/GRASSO/

Name:Mary Morrison Elementary (860) 449-5655 PreK-5
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:154 Tollgate Rd., Groton, CT 06340
Website:www.groton.k12.ct.us/Domain/867

Name:Northeast Academy Elementary (860) 572-5852
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:115 Oslo St., Mystic. CT 06355
Website:www.groton.k12.ct.us/Domain/946

Name:Pleasent Valley Elementary (860) 449-5600
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:380 Pleasent Valley Rd., Groton, CT 06340
Website:www.groton.k12.ct.us/Domain/1020

Name:Robert E. Fitch Middle School (860) 449-5620 6-8
Type:Middle School
Location:61 Fort Hill Rd., Groton, CT 06340
Website:www.groton.k12.ct.us/Domain/443

Name:Robert E. Fitch Senior High School (860) 449-7200 9-12
Type:High School
Location:101 Groton Long Point Rd., Groton, CT 06340
Website:www.groton.k-12.ct.us/Domain/98

Name:S.B. Butler Elementary (860) 572-5825 PreK-5
Type:Grammar/Elementary
Location:155 Ocean View Ave., Mystic, CT 06355
Website:www.groton.k12.ct.us/Domain/1084

Name:West Side Middle School (860) 449-530 6-8
Type:Middle School
Location:250 Brandegee Ave., Groton, CT 06340
Website:www.groton.k12.ct.us/Domain/544
 
Libraries (2)
Name:Bill Memorial Library (860) 445-0392
Type:Current
Location:240 Monuments St., Groton, CT 06340
Website:www.billmemorial.org/

Name:Groton Public Library (860) 441-6750
Type:Current
Location:52 Newtown Rd., Groton, CT 96340
Website:www.town.groton.ct.us/library/
 
Published Histories (2)
Name:GROTON CONNECTICUT 1705-1905
Author:Stark, Charles Rathbone
Date Published:1922
Publisher:Palmer Press

Name:HISTORIC GROTON
Author:Burgess, Charles F.
Date Published:1909
Publisher:C.F. Burgess
 
Genealogy Websites (1)
Website Name:US Gen Web
Website Address:www.ctgenweb.org/county/conewlondon/research.html
 
Historic Timeline (0)
No Data Available.
 
Town Historian (1)
Name:James Streeter
Contact Data:Groton Historical Society
64 Pleasent Street
Groton, CT 06340
(860) 448-2418
 
Vital Records (1)
Birth:1705 to Present - Earlier birth, marriage and death
Marriage:1705 to Present - records may be found in
Death:1705 to Present - New London
 





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