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Welcome to Groton ...

Groton is located in New London County<1>.

The location of Groton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Groton has a population of 8,911 people<3> (see below for details).

Groton was established in 1705.

Groton is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Groton lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Groton lies within the (860) area code.

The ZIP codes for Groton: 06340, 06349<5>

Websites for Groton ...

Official Website: www.town.groton.ct.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Groton had an population of 8,911 people. This is a decrease of 14.23% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 10.98% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Groton had a population of 10,389 people. This makes Groton the county's 13th most populous community.

The population of Groton represents 0.29% of the population of Connecticut (which has 3,574,097 people), making it the state's 114th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 10,389 people, the population of Groton increased 3.79% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 10,010 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Groton.

Adding Groton to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Groton in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Groton elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Groton on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Groton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 9 communities that are also named Groton - they are located in Kansas (2), Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio (2), South Dakota and Vermont.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Groton.

Communities near Groton ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Groton.

  • Norwich [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwich
    • Norwich [New London County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the north of Groton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 38,768 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwich
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwich<7>
  • Norwich [New London County]
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    • Norwich [New London County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Groton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 38,768 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwich have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwich
  • Westerly [Washington County]
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    • Westerly [Washington County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the east of Groton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 22,381 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westerly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westerly
  • Southold [Suffolk County]
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    • Southold [Suffolk County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Groton
    • Estimated population in 2019: 22,170 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Southold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Southold
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Stonington [New London County]
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      • Stonington [New London County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the east of Groton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,559 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stonington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stonington
    • Montville [New London County]
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      • Montville [New London County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Groton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,508 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montville
    • East Lyme [New London County]
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      • East Lyme [New London County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Groton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,462 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Lyme have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Lyme
    • Ledyard [New London County]
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      • Ledyard [New London County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the north of Groton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,621 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ledyard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ledyard
    • Griswold [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griswold
      • Griswold [New London County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northeast of Groton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,534 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Griswold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Griswold
    • Old Saybrook [Middlesex County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Saybrook
      • Old Saybrook [Middlesex County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Groton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,061 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Saybrook have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Saybrook

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Groton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Groton.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Groton. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Groton.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Groton. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Groton.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Groton ...

Looking for more information about Groton? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Groton, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Groton.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Connecticut

About New London County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Groton: www.town.groton.ct.us/

The official website for State of Connecticut: https://portal.ct.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Connecticut's counties, including New London, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Groton.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Groton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Groton). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Groton or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Groton) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Groton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Groton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Groton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.3252, Longitude: -72.0704       In this case, the coordinates for Groton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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