Place:Stonington, Stonington, New London, Connecticut, United States

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NameStonington
TypeBorough
Coordinates41.333°N 71.9°W
Located inStonington, New London, Connecticut, United States     (1600 - )
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Stonington is a borough and the town center of the town of Stonington in New London County, Connecticut, United States. The population was 929 at the 2010 census.

Known as "The Borough" to locals, the densely built Borough of Stonington occupies a point of land that projects into Little Narragansett Bay. It has two main streets that link two squares: Cannon Square and Wadawanuck Square, named for the former Wadawanuck Hotel that brought wealthy visitors in the post-Civil War era. The lack of through traffic or modern industry, together with the borough's role as a fashionable summer residence, have preserved its colonial, Federal, and outstanding Greek revival domestic architecture, while the activity of one of Connecticut's last remaining fishing and lobstering fleets keep it from being simply a quaint, historic village. There is a large community of Portuguese descent.

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