East Greenwich East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society

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Published: July 19th 2006

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East Greenwich  by  East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society

East Greenwich by East Greenwich Historic Preservation Society
July 19th 2006 | Kindle Edition | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, ZIP | 128 pages | ISBN: | 5.37 Mb

East Greenwich, the eighth-oldest town in the state, was named for the original Greenwich in Kent County, England. The eastern edge rests on the Narragansett Bay, and the western land gracefully rises up four picturesque hills. Originally owned byMoreEast Greenwich, the eighth-oldest town in the state, was named for the original Greenwich in Kent County, England.

The eastern edge rests on the Narragansett Bay, and the western land gracefully rises up four picturesque hills. Originally owned by the Narragansett Indians, the territory was acquired by King Charles II in 1644.

It was incorporated as a town on October 13, 1677, when the Rhode Island General Assembly granted land to men who served during King Philips War. The towns sheltered cove nurtured a thriving seaport community, and successful boatbuilding, rope making, and fishing industries emerged. Inhabitants of the western part of the village focused on farming, and a prosperous textile industry lasted until the end of World War II.



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