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Groton (T)

New York is a state in the northeastern United States. Groton is a town in Tompkins County, New York, United States. The population was 5,794 at the 2000 census. The population was 5,853 at the 2005 census. The name is from a location in New England. The Town of Groton contains a village, also called Groton. The town is in the northeast corner of the county and is northeast of Ithaca. Groton was in the former Central New York Military Tract. The town was formed in 1817, before the formation of Tompkins County, from the Town of Locke as the Town of Division. Many of the early residents from New England elected to change the name to Groton. In 1888, the community of Groton separated from the town by incorporating as a village.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 128.4 square kilometers. 128.3 square kilometers of it is land and 0.1 square kilometers of it is water. The north town line is the border of Cayuga County and the east town line is the border of Cortland County. The southern border is with the Town of Dryden and the western border with the Town of Lansing. Groton is in the Finger Lakes District of New York. North-south New York State Route 38 intersects New York State Route 222 at Groton village. New York State Route 34B is an east-west highway by the south town line.
Communities and locations in the Town of Groton are Benson Corners which is a location in the southwest part of the town, Carey Corners which a location northeast of Fitts Corners, Fitts Corners which a hamlet near the south town line, Groton which is the Village of Groton at New York-38 and New York-222, Groton City which is a partial ghost town in the northeast part of Groton on County Road 103. It has about 10 to 20 residents and was formerly known as Slab City and many more.

Groton is also known as the town of best geographical environment and has traced its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and can also enjoy its natural beauty concealed by the beautiful landscapes.

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