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West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA

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Where is West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA? 

West Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, USA
West Warwick is a town in Kent County, Rhode Island, United States. The population was 29,581 at the 2000 census.

West Warwick was incorporated in 1913, making it the youngest town in the state. Prior to 1913, the town, situated on the western bank of the Pawtuxet River, was the population and industrial center of the larger town of Warwick. The town split because local Democrat politicians wanted to consolidate their power and isolate their section of town from the Republican dominated farmland in the east. Since then, the town of West Warwick has fallen on hard times after the collapse of the state's textile industry, while Warwick has gone on to be the state's second largest city and commercial center.

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West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - Greetings from West Warwick, R. I.
West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA

Greetings from West Warwick, R. I.
West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - St. John's Convent, West Warwick, R. I.
West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA

St. John's Convent, West Warwick, R. I.

West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - L'Eglise St. Jean Baptiste, Arctic Centre, R.I.
West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA

L'Eglise St. Jean Baptiste, Arctic Centre, R.I.
West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - Railroad Station, West Warwick, R.I.
West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA

Railroad Station, West Warwick, R.I.
West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA - Valley Farms Dairy bottle
West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA

Valley Farms Dairy bottle

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1834 - The Original Bradford Soap Works was built in 1834

1913 - West Warwick is a New Town Now
Warwick, R. I., Nov. 4 - Today's election added a new town to Rhode Island. The town of West...Read MORE...

News  1919 - West Warwick Liquor Men Are Opposed to 2.75 Beer
Prominent liquor dealers in West Warwick are strongly opposed to the movement of brewers throughout ...Read MORE...

1922 - As early as 1922, town leaders recognized the need for a unified fire department.
In that year, town council members passed an act authorizing the Warwick/ Coventry, Crompton,...Read MORE...

2003 - Nightclub fire in West Warwick, 100 die


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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1898
George Edward BAKER (15 September 1871 - 1 March 1936) & Exilda ROBERGE (28 March 1881 - 30 December 1909)
married 8 October 1898

1899
William W BAKER (20 September 1878 - 27 April 1942) & Rose-Anna LAFERRIERE (5 June 1878 - 10 February 1927)
married 10 June 1899

1909
Harry BAKER (27 July 1886 - 20 September 1958) & Leah Anna MCDERMOTT (4 August 1888 - 2 September 1972)
married 25 October 1909
 

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