The U.S. Coast Guard ran an enlisted training facility at Groton's Avery Point campus from 1942-1967.
Mystic Pizza was the inspiration for the1988 film that launched Julia Roberts' career.
Built between 1826 and 1830, Groton's granite obelisk is the oldest of its type in the Country
In 1954, Electric Boat launched the USS Nautilus, the world's first nuclear powered submarine
Banjos, mandolins and ukuleles were produced by Groton’s Bacon Banjo Co. from 1920-1938.
In 1800's, Groton mathematician Nathan Daboll and his family published the New England Almanac.