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The Republican Town Committee welcomes you to Ledyard. Our town was incorporated in 1836, and is named in honor of Lt. Colonel William Ledyard, who was in command of Fort Griswold when it was attacked by British and Tory troops under command of the traitor Benedict Arnold.

Located on the eastern shore of the Thames River, Ledyard is a largely residential community, noted for its fine schools, recreation programs, open spaces, quaint villages and interesting history. We are the host community for Foxwoods Resort Casino.

If you wish to know more about the Ledyard RTC, come to one of our meetings. We meet on the second Monday of each month at the Town Hall Annex.

Once again, welcome to Ledyard, welcome home.


The two principle vilages in town are Ledyard center and Gales Ferry.

Ledyard is home to the Yale-Harvard Regatta, the nation's oldest intercollegiate sporting event, which has been held on the Thames River in Gales Ferry every June since 1878.

The Nathan Lester House and Farm Museum has been used in the filming of two major motion pictures. The house is open for tours during the summer months and the trails are open year round.

The Ledyard Up and Down Sawmill is the nation's oldest up and down (sash) saw mill in the country. The. mills is open for live demonstrations Saturdays in April, May, October and November.

The one room Geer Hill Schoolhouse on Route 117, north of Ledyard Center is the smallest public school building in America.

Numerous hiking trails are available throughout the town and are maintained by the Town of Ledyard or the Avalonia Land Conservancy.

For boating, there are several boat launches in town providing access to the Thames River, Long Pond and Lantern Hill Pond.

Notable people who have called Ledyard their home include Samuel Seabury, the first Episcopal Bishop in the United States, Silas Deane, America's first foreign diplomat, Iowa Governor, William Larrabee (who was born in the Nathan Lester House), college basketball coach Ron Jirsa, and singer Gordon Waller of the 60's pop duo of Peter and Gordon.

Ledyard is home to numerous churches including Congregational, Roman Catholic, Baptist, Episcopal, Methodist, Lutheran, Anglican and several other nondenominational congregations.

Civic organizations include the Lion's Rotary Club, VFW Post 4608, Ledyard Historical Society and the Ledyard Garden Club.

Ledyard Town Hall

741 Colonel Ledyard HWY, Ledyard, CT 06339

Telephone: (860) 464-9060


Services Include: Mayor's Office, Town Clerk, Voter Registration, building and tax information.


Emergency Services-Dial 911

Ledyard Police Department, 737 Colonel Ledyard HWY, Ledyard, CT 06339

Routine Calls: (860) 464-6400

Ledyard Fire Company: 11 Fairway Drive, Ledyard, CT 06339

Phone: (860) 464-9222


Gales Ferry Fire Company, 1772 Rt. 12, Gales Ferry, CT 06335

Phone: (860) 464-7228



Town Libraries

Bill Library, 718 Colonel Ledyard HWY, Ledyard, CT 06339

Phone: (860) 464 9912

Gales Ferry Library, 18 Hurlbutt Rd., Gales Ferry, CT 06335

Phone: (860) 464-6943



Ledyard Parks, Recreation and Senior Center

12 Van Tassel Dr., Gales Ferry, CT 06335

Phone: (860) 464-9112


Services Include: operation of the Senior Center, various sports and recreation programs throughout the year.


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