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History of Groton, Connecticut, USA

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Groton, Connecticut, USA

Groton, New London, Connecticut, USA

The New London County town of Groton sits between the Thames and Mystic Rivers on the eastern end of the state’s shoreline. Europeans settled this Pequot land in 1650, and, in 1705, Groton separated from New London...
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Groton has been the home of the General Dynamic Electric Boat Division, which supplies the U.S. Navy with submarines, since 1899. courant.com

The USS Nautilus - the world's first nuclear powered submarine was built in Groton in 1954.
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  • 1819 - Groton
    Groton, a large post town, is situated on the east side of the Thames, being 43 miles southeast from Hartford, and 54 miles east from New-Haven. It is...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Groton
    Groton, a post-township of New London co., Connecticut, on the E. side of Thames river, opposite to New London; famous as being the scene of the massa...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    GROTON, a township in New London co., in Connecticut, 45 m. SE of Hartford. Pop. 2,963.
    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859

  • 1868 - Naval Station
    Land at Groton given to U. S. Navy for naval station

  • News 1888 - Colonel George L. Perkins, aged one hundred years and one month, died in Groton, Conn., on the 5th of old age. He was treasurer of the Norwich & Worcester railroad for fifty years.

    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    September 8, 1888

  • 1895 - Groton
    Groton, graw’ton, a post-township of New London co., Conn, is bounded on the S. by Long Island Sound, and on the W. y the river Thames, which separate...Read MORE...


  • Groton, Connecticut, USA
    Diving Tower - Submarine Base
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  • Groton, Connecticut, USA
    Hotel Griswold
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  • Groton, Connecticut, USA
    Town Hall, Groton, Conn.
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  • Groton, Connecticut, USA
    The Griswold, Eastern Point, Groton, Conn.

    "...Previously located on Eastern point in Groton CT the Griswold Hotel was a shining example of the decadent atmosphere of the early 20th century and the development of seaside communities as popular... Read MORE...

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  • 1912 - February 14 - 1st US submarines with diesel engines commissioned, Groton, Ct

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  • 1916
    Groton, a post-township (town) and village of New London co., Conn., is bounded on the S. by Long Island Sound and on the W. by the Thames River, whic...Read MORE...


  • Groton, Connecticut, USA
    Public School, Groton, Conn.
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  • News 1949 - Highway Safety Commission Lists 1948 Freak Accidents - Automobile vs. Horse
    ...A Groton automobile reversed the picture and ran into a horse, but got the worst of the deal. A driver noticed a horse grazing near the side of the...Read MORE...


  • News 1955 - January 20 - 1st atomic sub, USS Nautilus, launched at Groton Conn

    historyorb.com
    January 20, 1955



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Town Hall, Groton, Conn.
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Groton, Connecticut, USA
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The Griswold, Eastern Point, Groton, Conn.

"...Previously located on Eastern point in Groton CT the Griswold Hotel was a shining example of the decadent atmosphere of the early 20th century and the development of seaside communities as popular... Read MORE...

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Diving Tower - Submarine Base
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Groton, Connecticut, USA
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Hotel Griswold
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Public School, Groton, Conn.
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  • 1819 - Groton
    Groton, a large post town, is situated on the east side of the Thames, being 43 miles southeast from Hartford, and 54 miles east from New-Haven. It... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Groton
    Groton, a post-township of New London co., Connecticut, on the E. side of Thames river, opposite to New London; famous as being the scene of the... Read MORE...

  • 1859
    GROTON, a township in New London co., in Connecticut, 45 m. SE of Hartford. Pop. 2,963.
    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859
  • 1868 - Naval Station
    Land at Groton given to U. S. Navy for naval station
  • News  1888 - Colonel George L. Perkins, aged one hundred years and one month, died in Groton, Conn., on the 5th of old age. He was treasurer of the Norwich & Worcester railroad for fifty years.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    September 8, 1888
  • 1895 - Groton
    Groton, graw’ton, a post-township of New London co., Conn, is bounded on the S. by Long Island Sound, and on the W. y the river Thames, which... Read MORE...

  • 1912 - February 14 - 1st US submarines with diesel engines commissioned, Groton, Ct

    historyorb.com
  • 1916
    Groton, a post-township (town) and village of New London co., Conn., is bounded on the S. by Long Island Sound and on the W. by the Thames River,... Read MORE...

  • News  1949 - Highway Safety Commission Lists 1948 Freak Accidents - Automobile vs. Horse
    ...A Groton automobile reversed the picture and ran into a horse, but got the worst of the deal. A driver noticed a horse grazing near the side of... Read MORE...

  • News  1955 - January 20 - 1st atomic sub, USS Nautilus, launched at Groton Conn

    historyorb.com
    January 20, 1955

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