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Groton is a town located on the Thames River in New London County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 40,115 at the 2010 census.Groton is the home of the Electric Boat Corporation, which is the major contractor for submarine work for the United States Navy. The Naval Submarine Base New London is located in Groton, and the pharmaceutical company Pfizer is also a major employer. The Avery Point section of Groton is home to a regional campus of the University of Connecticut.HistoryGroton was established in 1705 when it separated from New London, Connecticut.Groton is the home of General Dynamics Electric Boat which has been supplying the Navy with submarines since 1899, employing thousands in the Groton/New London area. The Old Mystic Baptist Church was founded in Groton, the first Baptist church in Connecticut.The beginningA hundred years before the town was established, the Nehantic people settled in the area between the Thames and Pawcatuck rivers. The Nehantics eventually settled in Misquamicut in what is now Rhode Island, United States.
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