Mystic, Connecticut

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Mystic, Connecticut
Village of Mystic
Main Street, downtown Mystic
Main Street, downtown Mystic
Location in New London County, Connecticut
Coordinates: 41°21′15″N 71°57′59″W / 41.35417°N 71.96639°W / 41.35417; -71.96639Coordinates: 41°21′15″N 71°57′59″W / 41.35417°N 71.96639°W / 41.35417; -71.96639
Country United States
U.S. state Connecticut
CountyNew London
RegionSoutheastern CT
TownsGroton, Stonington
 • Total4.082 sq mi (10.57 km2)
 • Land3.649 sq mi (9.45 km2)
 • Water0.433 sq mi (1.12 km2)
10 ft (3 m)
 • Total4,348
 • Density1,192/sq mi (460/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
06355, 06372, 06388
Area code860
FIPS code09-49810
GNIS feature ID209165[3]

Mystic is a U.S. village and census-designated place (CDP) in Groton and Stonington, Connecticut. Mystic has no independent government because it is not a municipality in the state of Connecticut.

Historically, Mystic was a leading seaport of the area. The story of Mystic's nautical background is told at Mystic Seaport, the nation's largest maritime museum,[4] which has preserved a number of sailing ships, such as the whaling ship Charles W. Morgan. The village is located on the Mystic River, which flows into Long Island Sound, giving access to the sea. The Mystic River Bascule Bridge crosses the river in the center of the village. According to the Mystic River Historical Society, the name "Mystic" comes from the Pequot words "missi-tuk" as describing a large river whose waters are driven into waves by tides or wind. The population was 4,348 at the 2020 census.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. "2020 Gazetteer (Connecticut)". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 7, 2023.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Census - Geography Profile: Mystic CDP, Windham County, Connecticut". Retrieved August 7, 2023.
  3. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Mystic
  4. "About Mystic Seaport Museum".