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Stonington Village Improvement Association

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P.O. Box 18
Stonington , CT , 06378 41° 22' 17.1804" N, 71° 54' 59.1192" W
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Stonington Village Improvement Association
Welcome to the Stonington Village Improvement Association. The SVIA is one of the most active all-volunteer organizations in our area. Our mission statement is: Enriching the quality of life in the village by encouraging and supporting activities that enhance our many cultural and recreational gifts for the benefit of all Stonington Borough lies on a small peninsula roughly a mile long and a quarter-mile wide just about midway between New York City and Boston. A well-protected harbor adjoins the western shore. The Borough has never been a laid-back, unassuming town where nothing exciting happens. During the War of 1812, a British invasion was repulsed by a group of courageous citizens. Starting in the early 1800's and for a hundred years thereafter, Stonington was an important transfer port between the railroad and the steamers on the busy Boston-New York route. Hotels and other service businesses flourished along with ship building and whaling. It was a thriving, hectic mini-city. In the early 1900's, many of the town's residents were employed at the Atwood factory, manufacturing and shipping textile machinery worldwide. Stonington was always self-contained, having stores and services of all kinds -- everything was here.