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Groton in New London County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Groton

 
 
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By Don Morfe, May 27, 2013
1. Groton Marker
Inscription. As part of New London Plantation, Groton was settled in 1646 by John Winthrop, the younger, and a band of Puritans from Massachusetts. The town separated from New London in 1705, and was named for the Winthrop manor in England. One of the last battles of the American Revolution was fought on Groton Heights at Fort Griswold. September 6, 1781. The Groton Monument commemorates the battle. A state park now preserves the fort area. Groton is the site of the Submarine Base of the United States Navy, and home of the builder of much of the Navy’s undersea fleet. It is the birthplace of the nuclear submarine.
 
Erected 1976 by Town of Groton, the Groton American Revolution Bicentennial Committee, and the Connecticut Historical Commission.
 
Location. 41° 20.754′ N, 72° 2.016′ W. Marker is in Groton, Connecticut, in New London County. Marker is on Fort Hill Road. Click for map. The marker is located on the grounds of the Groton Town Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 45 Fort Hill Road, Groton CT 06340, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Avery Memorial (approx. one mile away); Civil War Memorial (approx. 2.4 miles away); Death of Major William Montgomery
Groton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 27, 2013
2. Groton Marker
(approx. 2.5 miles away); Covered Way (approx. 2.5 miles away); Groton Battle Monument (approx. 2.5 miles away); Col. William Ledyard (approx. 2.5 miles away); The Battle of Groton Heights (approx. 2.5 miles away); The Construction of Fort Griswold (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Groton.
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 258 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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