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History of Stonington, Connecticut, USA

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Stonington, Connecticut, USA

Stonington, New London, Connecticut, USA

In the 1790s Stonington’s harbor was home to a fleet of ships that were involved in the seal skin trade, a profitable industry based in Chile and Argentina.

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  • 1819 - Stonington
    Stonington, a flourishing post town, is situated in the southeast corner of the State, being 55 miles southeast from Hartford, and 62 east from...Read MORE...


  • 1820 - Antarctica discovered
    Captain Nathaniel Palmer of Stonington discovers the continent of Antarctica.
    Timeline of Connecticut History

  • 1854 - Stonington / Stonington borough / Pawcatuck / Mystic
    Stonington, a post-borough and port of entry of New London county, Connecticut, on the seacoast, at the southern terminus of the Stonington railroad, ...Read MORE...


  • News 1880 - Huge Estate
    The estate of the late Charles P. Williams, of Stonington, Conn., is appraised at $2,250,000, probably as large a sum as has ever been presented for...Read MORE...


  • News 1885 - Italian Musicians
    A company of Italian musicians, who have been playing on the Stonington, Ct., line of steamers, now furnish music on the steamer Lorn.
    St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    August 8, 1885

  • Stonington, Connecticut, USA
    Stonington Station N.Y.N.H. & H.R.R., Stonington, Conn.
    Postcard
  • 1895 - Stonington / Old Mystic / Mystic / Pawcatuck
    Stonington, stön'ing-ton, a post-borough and port of entry of New London co., Conn., in Stonington township, on the Atlantic Ocean, 12 miles E. of...Read MORE...


  • Stonington, Connecticut, USA
    Water St. Looking South
    Postcard
  • Stonington, Connecticut, USA
    Water Street looking North
    Postcard
  • Stonington, Connecticut, USA
    Harry Hinckley House, Wequetequock
    Postcard
  • Stonington, Connecticut, USA
    Velvet Mill, 1905
    Postcard
  • 1906
    Stonington, a banking post-borough, port of entry, and resort of New London co., Conn., in Stonington township (town) on the Atlantic Ocean, 50 miles ...Read MORE...


  • Stonington, Connecticut, USA
    High School, 1907
    Postcard
  • Stonington, Connecticut, USA
    Stonington Point, looking North, 1910
    Postcard
  • Stonington, Connecticut, USA
    Steamboat Landing
    Postcard
  • News 1912 - EXPRESS WRECK KILLS THREE
    Signal Out of Order on New Haven Road at Stonington.

    STONINGTON, Conn., July 23. - An express train bound east over the New York, New Haven &...Read MORE...


  • Stonington, Connecticut, USA
    Calvary Church
    Postcard
  • Stonington, Connecticut, USA
    The Amos Palmer House
    Postcard
  • Stonington, Connecticut, USA
    Stonington Point from end of Breakwater, Stonington, Conn.
    Postcard
  • Stonington, Connecticut, USA
    The Congregational Church
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  • Stonington, Connecticut, USA
    Ye Olde White House Inn - On the Post Road between Watch Hill, R.I. and Stonington, Conn.
    Postcard
  • Stonington, Connecticut, USA
    Library
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Old Photos, Pictures, Advertisements and Postcards from Stonington, Connecticut, USA


Stonington, Connecticut, USA
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Stonington Station N.Y.N.H. & H.R.R., Stonington, Conn.
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Stonington, Connecticut, USA
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Water Street looking North
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Stonington, Connecticut, USA
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Water St. Looking South
Postcard

Stonington, Connecticut, USA
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Harry Hinckley House, Wequetequock
Postcard

Stonington, Connecticut, USA
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Velvet Mill, 1905
Postcard

Stonington, Connecticut, USA
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High School, 1907
Postcard

Stonington, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
Steamboat Landing
Postcard

Stonington, Connecticut, USA
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Stonington Point, looking North, 1910
Postcard

Stonington, Connecticut, USA
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Calvary Church
Postcard

Stonington, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
The Amos Palmer House
Postcard



Stonington, Connecticut, USA
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Stonington Point from end of Breakwater, Stonington, Conn.
Postcard

Stonington, Connecticut, USA
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The Congregational Church
Postcard

Stonington, Connecticut, USA
Pinterest
Ye Olde White House Inn - On the Post Road between Watch Hill, R.I. and Stonington, Conn.
Postcard

Stonington, Connecticut, USA
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Library
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History and News of 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 miles southeast from Hartford, and 62 east from... Read MORE...

  • 1820 - Antarctica discovered
    Captain Nathaniel Palmer of Stonington discovers the continent of Antarctica.
    Timeline of Connecticut History
  • 1854 - Stonington / Stonington borough / Pawcatuck / Mystic
    Stonington, a post-borough and port of entry of New London county, Connecticut, on the seacoast, at the southern terminus of the Stonington railroad, ... Read MORE...

  • News  1880 - Huge Estate
    The estate of the late Charles P. Williams, of Stonington, Conn., is appraised at $2,250,000, probably as large a sum as has ever been presented for... Read MORE...

  • News  1885 - Italian Musicians
    A company of Italian musicians, who have been playing on the Stonington, Ct., line of steamers, now furnish music on the steamer Lorn. St Joseph Herald
    Saint Joseph, Michigan
    August 8, 1885
  • 1895 - Stonington / Old Mystic / Mystic / Pawcatuck
    Stonington, stön'ing-ton, a post-borough and port of entry of New London co., Conn., in Stonington township, on the Atlantic Ocean, 12 miles E. of... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Stonington, a banking post-borough, port of entry, and resort of New London co., Conn., in Stonington township (town) on the Atlantic Ocean, 50 miles ... Read MORE...

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

    STONINGTON, Conn., July 23. - An express train bound east over the New York, New Haven &... Read MORE...

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