The town of Stonington is located in the southeast part of Connecticut and shares its borders with Rhode Island. The town has a few sections, it includes the borough of Stonington, villages Pawcatuck, Lords Point, and Wequetequock, and the part of the villages of Mystic and Old Mystic. Thanks to its coastal location, the town was a major shipbuilding center. Nowadays the only fishing fleet in the state is located here.
Modern Stonington is widely known for its beaches, it is rated as one of the prettier coastal towns in New England and its historic district, museums, and outdoor attractions.