New London County
Stonington is a town in New London County in the U.S. state of Connecticut, United States, with 18,300 inhabitants ( 2004). The geographic coordinates are: 41.33 ° North, 71.90 ° West.
Stonington is located in the southeast of the state and is home to the municipalities of the Borough of Stonington, Mystic, Old Mystic, Pawcatuck and Wequetequock where 1649 created the first European settlements. The town of North Stonington was spun off in 1724 from Stonington in 1807 and incorporated again.
Stonington lack of modern industry, which has helped with his role as a popular summer residence since the Civil War in maintaining its colonial and neo-classical architecture. There is a large Portuguese community.
The city has a total area of approximately 129.6 km ², of which 100.2 km ² of land and 29.4 km ² water ( 22.68 %).
Sons and daughters of the town
- George Townsend Adee, football players and tennis official
- Edmund Fanning, explorers, researchers and commercial traveler in the South Seas
- John Hart, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, one of the founding fathers of the United States
- Nathaniel Palmer, sailor; Captain Nathaniel B. Palmer House is a museum in his honor.
- Samuel Prentiss, U.S. Senator
- Place in Connecticut
- Location in North America
- New London County
- Town in Connecticut