Groton lies on a peninsula formed by the Nashua and Squannacook Rivers. The town began as a trading post staked out in the 17th century by John Tinker and in 1655, all but four houses were burned and abandoned during the Native American uprisings of King Phillip's War. Settlers returned and engaged in agriculture and the manufacturing... Show all »
Groton lies on a peninsula formed by the Nashua and Squannacook Rivers. The town began as a trading post staked out in the 17th century by John Tinker and in 1655, all but four houses were burned and abandoned during the Native American uprisings of King Phillip's War. Settlers returned and engaged in agriculture and the manufacturing activity powered by the rivers. This early industry included soapstone quarrying, hop growing, lumber, grist and pewter milling.
The town became incorporated in 1655 as the Plantation of Groton and comprised large sections of what would later become the surrounding communities of Ayer, Pepperell, Shirley, Dunstable and Littleton. The local government, consisting of open town meetings and a board of selectmen provides services for the 10,000 residents including police, fire protection and a water department. Groton shares a regional school district with its neighbor Dunstable and all but one of its four elementary schools are located in Groton. Additionally, both the middle school and high school are in Groton.
Groton can boast an abundance of protected conservation land, much of which offers outdoor recreation in all seasons. Residents and visitors have opportunities for swimming, hiking canoeing, riding and cross country skiing. Groton is also key in the competitive horse show circuit. The National Sheply Hill Horse Trials and the New England Horse Training Championships are both held here. Groton's Lost Lake area was formed by the damming of a stream and flooding of a large field.
This area developed as a summer resort of homes for city dwellers at the turn of century. Today, this residential community continues to be a quaint New England town tucked away 31 miles from Boston and 15 miles west of Lowell. Many historic buildings remain and more recent constructions reflect the style of colonials, capes and ranches. There is also undeveloped land available for homebuilders in this charming community marked by rolling orchards, rambling stone walls and weathered barns in the midst of horse country.
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