Introduction to Griswold, Connecticut
Griswold, Connecticut, in New London county, is 29 miles W of Warwick, Rhode Island and 70 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is conveniently located inside the New London - Norwich metropolitan area. There are an estimated 10,807 people in Griswold.
Griswold was officially incorporated as a town in 1815. The community was named in honor of Governor Roger Griswold. The borough of Jewett City is inside of Griswold.
Griswold and nearby Attractions
- Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park
- Jewett City Town Hall
- Glasgo Pond
- Slater Memorial Museum
- Pachaug Green
Things To Do In Griswold
The Fort Griswold Battlefield State Park houses Revolutionary War artifacts. From Griswold, one can also visit the Monte Cristo Cottage, the Prudence Crandall Museum and the Slater Memorial Museum in order to learn more about the history of the area. Griswold's parks offer a host of entertainment facilities for both adults and children. Foxwoods Resort & Casino is also a popular local tourist spot.
Providence International is the nearest major airport.
Griswold Higher Education
For higher education, one can enroll at Eastern Connecticut State University, the University of Connecticut or the University of Rhode Island.