Grow and Succeed in Groton
Groton, located in the northeastern corner of South Dakota, was first organized in 1881 as a railroad stop. This small but growing town is favorably located at the junction of two major highways (US Highway 12 and SD Highway 37). Groton is one of five small towns in South Dakota with an increasing population (1400 in the 2010 census) due to its excellent school system, a healthy business district, and a large range of recreational activities. Continuing to meet the needs of its citizens of all ages, the city built a new swimming pool (2009), completed the new ice skating rink (2010), and maintains an impressive baseball/softball complex and soccer field. Tennis courts, a basketball court, a walking path in the city park along with a playground, and a nine-hole golf course are all popular attractions in this family-friendly community.