Town of Stonington - EDC
The Town of Stonington is situated in the southeastern corner of Connecticut, bordering Westerly, Rhode Island to the east, Long Island Sound to the south, Groton, Ledyard, and North Stonington to the west and north. Stonington is the only Connecticut town facing the Atlantic Ocean. Fishers Island and Long Island, New York, can be seen to the southwest and Block Island, Rhode Island to the southeast. The rocky shoreline has many peninsulas, islands, coves, and marshes.
The Town of Stonington, covering 42.7 square miles in New London County, was settled in 1649. The 2004 estimated population totals 18,366. Stonington boasts a combination of seaside and semi-rural working and living neighborhoods. The Town is within two hours or less of major research and transportation centers in Boston, Providence, New Haven, Hartford, and New York City. Access via I-95 is minutes away. Airports are located nearby in Groton, Hartford, Providence, Rhode Island and Boston, Massachusetts. Amtrak train stations are located in the Village of Mystic within the Town of Stonington, and in New London and Westerly, Rhode Island.