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West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA

West Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, USA

West Warwick was incorporated in 1913. It is the youngest town in the state of Rhode Island.

Villages of West Warwick include: Arctic,
Centerville, Crompton, Riverpoint, Natick, and
Phenix




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  • 1834 - The Original Bradford Soap Works was built in 1834


  • West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
    B.B. & R. Knight's Mills, Natick, R.I.

    ...In a relatively short time, the owners of the firm of B.B. & R. Knight were able to use their great business skill to forge an even greater textile company. In 1883, the Knights purchased the four Natick... Read MORE...

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

    Currently St. John & James Church, formerly St. Jean Baptiste Eglise - French church/ school that was built in 1938. Church rectory on the left built in 1899.
    Postcard
  • West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
    Greetings from West Warwick, R. I.
    Postcard
  • West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
    St. John's Convent, West Warwick, R. I.
    Postcard
  • West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
    Quidnick Street, Arctic Centre, R.I.
    Postcard
  • West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
    Arctic Centre Square, looking down Main St., Arctic, R.I.
    Postcard
  • West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
    W. Warwick High School, Arctic - W. Warwick, R.I.

    In 1905, the Knight family in what was the first of what would become a series of donations to the West Warwick Public Schools provided the land for this high school. All of this was run on a... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
    Phenix Hotel and Square, Phenix, R.I.
    Postcard
  • West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
    Main Street, Phenix, R.I., 1906
    Postcard
  • West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
    Car Barn, Clyde, R.I.
    postmarked 1908
    Postcard
  • West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
    French Parochial School, Arctic, R.I.
    postmarked 1910
    Postcard
  • West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
    Centreville National Bank, Arctic, R.I.

    In 1828, only 38 years after Rhode Island was made a state, Centreville Bank, or the Bank of Centreville as it was originally known, was founded in West Warwick by local business and civic leaders, textile... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
    Quidnick Street, South from the Square, Arctic, R.I.
    Postcard
  • West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
    Phenix Baptist Church, Phenix, R.I.
    Postcard
  • West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
    The Square and Himes Block, Phenix, R.I.
    Postcard
  • 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 Warwick, authorized to separate from the town of Warwick ...Read MORE...


  • West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
    St. Peter and St. Paul Church, Phenix, R.I.
    Postcard
  • 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 the country to secure the privilege of manufacturi...Read MORE...


  • West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
    Railroad Station, West Warwick, R.I.
    Postcard
  • West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
    Crompton Company, Crompton, Near Arctic, R.I., 1920

    It was named after English inventor Samuel Crompton, inventor of the spinning mule. rhodetour.org

    The company was founded in 1807 as the Providence Manufacturing Co. in West Warwick, Rhode... Read MORE...

    Postcard
  • 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, Riverpoint, and Phenix fire departments to be abolished i...Read MORE...


  • West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
    Valley Farms Dairy bottle
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  • West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
    Post Office, West Warwick, R.I.
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  • West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
    Washington Street, West Warwick, R.I.
    Postcard
  • 2003 - Nightclub fire in West Warwick, 100 die




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West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA

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B.B. & R. Knight's Mills, Natick, R.I.

...In a relatively short time, the owners of the firm of B.B. & R. Knight were able to use their great business skill to forge an even greater textile company. In 1883, the Knights purchased the four Natick... Read MORE...

West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA

Postcard
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L'Eglise St. Jean Baptiste, Arctic Centre, R.I.

Currently St. John & James Church, formerly St. Jean Baptiste Eglise - French church/ school that was built in 1938. Church rectory on the left built in 1899.

West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA

Postcard
Pinterest
Greetings from West Warwick, R. I.

West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA

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

West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA

Postcard
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Quidnick Street, Arctic Centre, R.I.

West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA

Postcard
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Arctic Centre Square, looking down Main St., Arctic, R.I.

West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA

Postcard
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W. Warwick High School, Arctic - W. Warwick, R.I.

In 1905, the Knight family in what was the first of what would become a series of donations to the West Warwick Public Schools provided the land for this high school. All of this was run on a... Read MORE...

West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA

Postcard
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Phenix Hotel and Square, Phenix, R.I.

West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA

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Main Street, Phenix, R.I., 1906

West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA

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Car Barn, Clyde, R.I.
postmarked 1908

West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA

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French Parochial School, Arctic, R.I.
postmarked 1910

West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA

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Centreville National Bank, Arctic, R.I.

In 1828, only 38 years after Rhode Island was made a state, Centreville Bank, or the Bank of Centreville as it was originally known, was founded in West Warwick by local business and civic leaders, textile... Read MORE...

West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA

Postcard
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Quidnick Street, South from the Square, Arctic, R.I.

West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA

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Phenix Baptist Church, Phenix, R.I.

West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA

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The Square and Himes Block, Phenix, R.I.

West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA

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St. Peter and St. Paul Church, Phenix, R.I.

West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA

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Railroad Station, West Warwick, R.I.

West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA

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Crompton Company, Crompton, Near Arctic, R.I., 1920

It was named after English inventor Samuel Crompton, inventor of the spinning mule. rhodetour.org

The company was founded in 1807 as the Providence Manufacturing Co. in West Warwick, Rhode... Read MORE...

Read more about Samuel CROMPTON photo of ancestor

West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA

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Valley Farms Dairy bottle

West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA

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Post Office, West Warwick, R.I.

West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA

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Washington Street, West Warwick, R.I.

History, News and Stories of West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA

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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 Warwick, authorized to separate from the town of Warwick ... 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 the country to secure the privilege of... 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, Riverpoint, and Phenix fire departments to be abolished... Read MORE...

  • 2003 - Nightclub fire in West Warwick, 100 die

West Warwick, Rhode Island, USA Genealogy

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