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Groton
New London County, Connecticut

ZipCodes
06340, 06349




Page Contents for Groton, Connecticut

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Libraries.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Connecticut state capital is Hartford.
The population of Groton is approximately 39,166 2002, 10389 2010.
The approximate number of families is 4,479 1990, 4182 2010.
The amount of land area in Groton is 8.257 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Groton is 31 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 9.19 sq kilometers.
The distance from Groton to Washington DC is 318 miles.
The distance to the Connecticut state capital is 41 miles. (as the crow flies)
Groton is positioned 41.32 degrees north of the equator and 72.07 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Groton elevation is 75 feet above sea level.
Groton per capita income is $ 25,335 2002.
Groton median income is $ 40,515 2000.
The Groton median home price is $ 124,300 2000.
Groton average annual precipitation is 48.9 inches peryear.
Groton average annual snowfall is 36.9 inches per year.
The average winter temperature is 28.8 degrees F.
The average spring temperature is 47.2 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 71.9 degrees F.
The average fall temperature is 52.9 degrees F.

Location

in southeast Connecticut near the Long Island Sound, midway between New York and Boston. Nearby communities include Long Hill, New London, Conning Towers-Nautilus Park, Poquonock Bridge, Central Waterford, Groton Long Point, Noank and Old Mystic

Here is a map link page for Groton.
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History & History Related Items

In 1646, Governor John Winthrop, Jr. arrived in this area and founded Pequot Plantation at the Thames River. The growth on the east side of the river increased so much by 1705, that the court allowed the area to incorporate. The residents named their new town Groton for Governor Winthrop's estate in England.

The first diesel-powered submarine was commissioned in Groton on February 14, 1912. On January 21, 1954, the first nuclear-powered submarine, the USS Nautilus, was launched from Groton.

Here is a good history page for Groton.
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The incorporation of Groton

1705


Attractions

The US Navy Submarine School

US Navy's Submarine Force Museum
Home of USS Nautilus.

US Coast Guard has its Coast Guard Academy near here.
31 Mohegan Avenue
New London, Ct. 06320 Phone: 860.444.8444
Toll-free: 1.800.883.USCG 8724
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Groton City Government

Town of Groton
45 Fort Hill Road
Groton, CT
Phone: 860-441-6640

Groton has a council/manager form of government.

Groton Chamber

Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut
39 King's Highway
P.O. Box 726
Gales Ferry, CT 06335
Phone: 860-464-7373
Fax: 860-464-7374

Groton Organizations

Chamber of Commerce of Eastern Connecticut
39 King's Highway
P.O. Box 726
Gales Ferry, CT 06335
Phone: 860-464-7373
Fax: 860-464-7374

Groton Libraries

Groton Public Library
52 Newtown Road
Groton, CT 06340
Phone: 860 441-6750 Groton

Miscellany

The population of Groton was:
1990 - 45,144
2000 - 39,907
2002 - 39,166
2007 - 37,713 projection

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