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North Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA

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(Forestdale) (Slatersville)

North Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

"North Smith'field, a township of Providence co., R.I. Pop. 2797. It contains Branch Village, Forestdale, Slatersville, Waterford, and a part of Blackstone."

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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North Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Forestdale) (Slatersville)

Main Street, Slatersville, R.I.

North Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Forestdale) (Slatersville)

Railroad Street, Slatersville, R. I. (1910)

North Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Forestdale) (Slatersville)

Slatersville Train Station

North Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Forestdale) (Slatersville)

Slatersville Common, North Smithfield, Rhode Island
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1807 - opening of the Slater Mill and the establishment of the village of Slatersville, in the town of North Smithfield, Rhode Island, in July 1807.
...Slatersville's claim for being the "first planned industrial village in the United States" is...Read MORE...

1821 - Western Mills built
In 1821, the Slaters built an eight building mill complex, known as the Western Mills, on the...Read MORE...

1826 - Slatersville Mill burns
The original Slatersville Mill, built in 1807, burned down in 1826 and was replaced by the current...Read MORE...

1871 - North Smithfield incorporated
In the 17th century British colonists settled in North Smithfield and developed a farming community ...Read MORE...

News  1889 - The Whole Party Drowned.
PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Wellington Hart, of North Smithfield, and R. A. Smith of Monegan, well known...Read MORE...

News  1899 - SLATERVILLE MILLS CLOSED
Woonsocket, R. I., April 9. - The Slate cotton mills at Slaterville, North Smithfield, has been...Read MORE...

1906
North Smithfield, a township (town) of Providence co., R.I. Pop. in 1900, 2422.
Lippincott's New Gazetteer: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World, Containing the Most Recent and Authentic Information Respecting the Countries, Cities, Towns ... in Every Portion of the Globe Publisher J.B. Lippincott Company, 1906
1921 - Town Hall built
The North Smithfield Town Hall was built in 1921 on land donated by Henry Kendall.
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