Introduction to Groton, Connecticut
The City of Groton, Connecticut, in New London county, is 37 miles SE of Manchester, Connecticut and 87 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. Part of the surrounding New London - Norwich metro area, Groton is home to some 10,010 residents. Note: The Towm of Groton, which includes the City of Groton within it, contains about 40,000 residents.
The Nehantic Indians were the first inhabitants in the area now known as Groton. The Pequots arrived later, and were the first to encounter European settlers. The community of Groton was established as a city when it was separated from New London, and officially incorporated in 1705. Groton was named after a town in England. The General Dynamics branch of the Electric Boat company is in Groton providers jobs to many people in the region. It has been designing and producing submarines for the Navy since 1899.
Groton and nearby Attractions
- Groton Balle Museum
- Avery House
- Fort Griswold Battlefield
- George Lake
- Shennecossett Beach
- Bluff Point Coastal Reserve
Things To Do In Groton
The City of Groton provides easy access to a number of historic sites and museums. One can pay a visit to the Fort Griswold Battlefield, the Ebenezer Avery House, the Jabez Smith House or the Submarine Force Museum to learn more about the local history and culture of the area. In addition, Shennecossett Beach offers opportunities to indulge in a variety of water sports.
Groton-New London Airport is close by.
Groton Higher Education
For higher studies, one can enroll at the University of Connecticut-Avery Point. Other institutes nearby include Eastern Connecticut State University and the University of Connecticut.