Ledyard is a town in southeastern Connecticut, located along the Thames River and nestled among the towns of Preston, North Stonington, Stonington and Groton. The town is named after Colonel William Ledyard, a soldier killed in the Revolutionary War at the Battle of Groton Heights. At the last census there were about 15,000 living in its 40 square miles. Gales Ferry is a district in the town of Ledyard.
Of note is the fact that Foxwoods Resort Casino is within the Ledyard town borders as well as part of the Navy Submarine Base on the Thames River. Ledyard is primarily a bedroom community for those who work elsewhere in SE Connecticut. Commercial facilities (stores & restaurants) are located in Gales ferry as well as Ledyard Center (which is about 4 miles from Saint David’s). The town is well endowed with excellent schools, two fire departments/ emergency facilities, a mayoral system of government and typical small town commerce.
For geographic driving time: Ledyard is about 15 minutes south of Norwich, Ct; about 15 minutes north of New London, CT; about 1 hour southwest of Providence; about 2 hours southwest of Boston; and about 2.5 hours east of New York City.
Also of note is the fact that Ledyard is the birthplace of Samuel Seabury, the country’s first Episcopal Bishop. His birth home is about five miles from Saint David’s Church. For more interesting information about our town you can google search Ledyard or go to Ledyard, CT in Wikipedia.