Introduction to Ledyard, Connecticut
Ledyard, Connecticut, in New London county, is 34 miles SW of Warwick, Rhode Island and 79 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town is part of the New London - Norwich metropolitan statistical area. About 14,687 people live in Ledyard.
The town of Ledyard was incorporated in 1836. The community was named in honor of the Revolutionary War hero, Colonel William Ledyard. Colonel Ledyard was killed with his own saber after he surrendered to the British at the end of the Battle of Groton Heights. Ledyard has been nicknamed the 'Cow Town,' because of the predominance of large farms during the region's early agricultural history.
Ledyard and nearby Attractions
- Mashantucket Pequot Museum & Research Center
- Gales Ferry and Bill Library
- Riverside Village Mall Shopping Center
- Rosemond Lake
- Foxwoods Casino
- Stoddard Hill State Park
Things To Do In Ledyard
Ledyard's beautiful lakes and brooks are very popular tourist haunts, and provide facilities for the enjoyment of a variety of water sports. The Foxwoods Casino is another popular tourist destination. The Riverside Village Mall Shopping Center and the Ledyard Center Shopping Center are ideal for those who like to shop. In addition, the town hosts the annual Ledyard Fair every September.
Groton-New London Airport is the nearest major airport.
Ledyard Higher Education
Residents of Ledyard can enroll at Eastern Connecticut State University or the University of Connecticut.