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Stonington, Connecticut, USA

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Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA
The first European colonists established a trading house in the Pawcatuck section of town in 1649. The present territory of Stonington was part of lands that had belonged to the Pequot people, who referred to the areas making up Stonington as Pawcatuck (Stony Brook to the Pawcatuck River) and Mistack (Mystic River to Stony Brook). It was named "Souther Towne" or Southerton by Massachusetts in 1658, and officially became part of Connecticut in 1662 when Connecticut received its royal charter. Southerton was renamed "Mistick" in 1665 and again renamed Stonington in 1666. Thomas Miner, Walter Palmer, William Chesebrough and Thomas Stanton were the founders. The town of North Stonington was set off as a parish from Stonington in 1724 and incorporated as a town in 1807.wikipedia


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Stonington, Connecticut, USA - Stonington Station N.Y.N.H. & H.R.R., Stonington, Conn.
Stonington, Connecticut, USA

Stonington Station N.Y.N.H. & H.R.R., Stonington, Conn.
Stonington, Connecticut, USA - Water Street looking North
Stonington, Connecticut, USA

Water Street looking North
Stonington, Connecticut, USA - Water St. Looking South
Stonington, Connecticut, USA

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Stonington, Connecticut, USA - Steamboat Landing
Stonington, Connecticut, USA

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1819 - Stonington
Stonington, a flourishing post town, is situated in the southeast corner of the State, being 55...Read MORE...

1820 - Antarctica discovered
Captain Nathaniel Palmer of Stonington discovers the continent of Antarctica.
Timeline of Connecticut History
News  1880 - Huge Estate
The estate of the late Charles P. Williams, of Stonington, Conn., is appraised at $2,250,000,...Read MORE...

News  1885 - Italian Musicians
A company of Italian musicians, who have been playing on the Stonington, Ct., line of steamers, now ...Read MORE...

1906
Stonington, a banking post-borough, port of entry, and resort of New London co., Conn., in...Read MORE...

News  1912 - EXPRESS WRECK KILLS THREE
Signal Out of Order on New Haven Road at Stonington.

STONINGTON, Conn., July 23. - An express...Read MORE...


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