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Griswold, New London, Connecticut, USA
Originally a part of the Pequot, the Mohegan came from the upper Hudson River Valley in New York near Lake Champlain. Sometime around 1500, both tribes left this area and moved to the Thames River Valley in southeastern Connecticut. The Mohegan called their homeland Moheganeak and occupied portions of the Thames Valley, of what was called Pachaug the area that is now Griswold.
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Griswold is a town in New London County, Connecticut, United States. Griswold contains one borough, Jewett City, and also contains the villages of Doaneville, Rixtown, Glasgo, Hopeville, and Pachaug. The town was named after Governor Roger Griswold.
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"Griswold, a post-township of New London co., Connecticut, 45 miles E. S. E. from Hart ford. Population, 2065."

A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ...
Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.)
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1854
Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.


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  • 1815 - (Griswold, CT) - Originally part of Preston, the town, named after Governor Roger Griswold, incorporated in 1815.

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  • 1819 - Griswold
    Griswold is a post town, situated upon the east side of the Quinibaug river, 48 miles east from Hartford; bounded south on Preston and...Read MORE...


  • 1859
    GRISWOLD, a township in New London co., in the state of Connecticut, U.S., 50 m. ESE of Hartford. Pop. 2,165.
    A Gazetteer of the World: Or, Dictionary of Geographical Knowledge, Publisher A. Fullarton, 1859

  • Griswold, Connecticut, USA
    Baptist Church, Jewett City, Conn.
  • 1916
    Griswold, a post-township (town) and village of New London co., Conn., is bounded on the W. by the Quinebaug River. Pop. in 1900, 3490 ; of the...Read MORE...


  • Griswold, Connecticut, USA
    Riverside Grammar School, Jewett City, Conn.
  • Griswold, Connecticut, USA
    Quinebaug River, Jewett City, Conn.


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