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Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

"Smithfield, a township of Providence co., R.I. It contains Allenville, Spragueville, Greenville, Georgiaville, &c. Smithfield Station is on the Providence & Springfield Railroad, 12 1/ 2 miles N.W. of Providence. Pop. of township, 2857."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • News 1802 - Fatal Accident
    As Mr. William Burlingham, of Smithfield, State of Rhodeisland, was attempting to pass from one hay mow to another, across a temporary loft in the...Read MORE...


  • 1819 - Smithfield
    Smithfield is a large and flourishing post township, situated nine miles northwest of Providence; bounded northeasterly by Blackstone or Pawtucket...Read MORE...


  • News 1828 - Mother's Love
    Who but a mother can conceive the depth of a mother's love? We learn from the Providence Journal, that a woman of Smithfield Rhode-Island, went to...Read MORE...


  • News 1853 - Steam-Boiler Explosion - Two Lives Lost, Several Wounded.
    Special Correspondence of the N. Y. Daily Times.

    PROVIDENCE, Tuesday, Oct. 25.- The steam-boiler in SCHROEDER'S Print Works, in Smithfield, burst...Read MORE...


  • News 1854 - Destruction of a Cotton Bleachery by Fire - Serious Freaks of an Elephant.
    PROVIDENCE, Monday, June 5, The Bleachery at Scott's Pond, Smithfield, belonging to W. P. SAYLES, was destroyed by fire about 3 o'clock this morning. ...Read MORE...


  • News 1867 - Argued to Death
    While a young clerk in the Dexter line company, at Smithfield, Rhode Island, named George Steward, and an elderly man named Lemuel Alexander, were...Read MORE...


  • News 1869 - Married 78 Years
    At Smithfield, R.I., Jonathan Buxton, aged 102 years, is living with his wife Saloma, aged 101. This pair of nuptial century-plants have flourished...Read MORE...


  • 1869 - In the towns of Cumberland, Smithfield, Blackstone, and Bellingham, R. I.,
    there are seventeen cotton and eight woolen mills, which employ 5,550 hands, run 4,480 looms, and annually use 15,300,000 pounds of cotton....Read MORE...


  • 1906
    Smithfield, a post-township (town) of Providence co., R.I., on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., about 12 miles NW. of Providence. Pop. in...Read MORE...


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