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Welcome to Preston ...

The city of Preston is located in New London County<1>.

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

Preston is 210 feet [64 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Preston is located in the (860) area code.

The ZIP code for Preston: 06365<4>

Adding Preston 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 Preston 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 Preston 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 Preston on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Preston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 46 communities that are also named Preston - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Louisiana (2), Manitoba, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Nova Scotia, Ohio (2), Oklahoma (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania (3), South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas (3), Virginia (2), Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Preston ...

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

  • Norwich [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwich
    • Norwich [New London County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the west of Preston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 38,768 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwich
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwich<6>
  • Norwich [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwich
    • Norwich [New London County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the west of Preston
    • 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
  • Groton [New London County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Groton
    • Groton [New London County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Preston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 38,436 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Groton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Groton
  • Coventry [Kent County]
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    • Coventry [Kent County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the northeast of Preston
    • Estimated population in 2019: 34,819 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coventry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coventry
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • New London [New London County]
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      • New London [New London County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Preston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,858 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New London
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New London<6>
    • New London [New London County]
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      • New London [New London County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Preston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 26,858 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New London have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New London
    • Windham [Windham County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windham
      • Windham [Windham County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Preston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,561 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windham
    • Westerly [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westerly
      • Westerly [Washington County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southeast of Preston
      • 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
    • Waterford [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterford
      • Waterford [New London County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the southwest of Preston
      • Estimated population in 2019: 18,746 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterford
    • Stonington [New London County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stonington
      • Stonington [New London County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the south of Preston
      • 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

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 Preston. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Preston.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Preston. 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 Preston.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Preston. See our Newspapers Page for Preston.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Preston ...

Looking for more information about Preston? 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 Preston, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Preston.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Connecticut

About New London County

About Connecticut

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Preston. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Preston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 city (such as Preston). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Preston or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Preston) 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 Preston. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Preston

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Preston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5290, Longitude: -71.9740       In this case, the coordinates for Preston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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