County: New London County
of Government: Council - Manager
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.
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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) Settled From (1) 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) 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) Notable Citizens (0) 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) Historic Timeline (0) 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