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

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Where is North Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA? 

North Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Forestdale is a village and historic district in North Smithfield, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States, one-half mile from Slatersville, Rhode Island. The historic district runs east and west along Main Street and north on Maple Avenue. School Street is the primary road through the village, and the Branch River runs adjacent to the road in the valley. The Village Haven Restaurant and local VFW chapter are also located in the village.

The village was originally owned by the Forestdale Manufacturing Company, a textile mill, later purchased by John Slater & Co. The Mansfield & Lamb scythe-shop manufactured sycthes and later tools in Forestdale starting in 1824, and during the American Civil War manufactured swords and sabres for Union Forces. The mills used water power from the Branch River to power their equipment.

Other villages:
Branch Village
Primrose
Union Village
Waterford

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North Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Forestdale) (Slatersville) - Main Street, Slatersville, R.I.
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)

Railroad Street, Slatersville, R. I. (1910)
North Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Forestdale) (Slatersville) - Slatersville Train Station
North Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Forestdale) (Slatersville)

Slatersville Train Station
North Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Forestdale) (Slatersville) - Slatersville Common, North Smithfield, Rhode Island
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.
www.nsmithfieldri.org/ visitors/ historic-walking-tour/

Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Albee
flag  Cynthia Ann ALBEE (12 October 1835, North Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Forestdale) (Slatersville) - 3 July 1903, Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone
flag  James ALBEE (22 December 1829, North Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Forestdale) (Slatersville) - 25 January 1889, Chelsea, Massachusetts, USA)

Buck
flag  Cora M BUCK (20 January 1891, North Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Forestdale) (Slatersville) - 17 September 1965, Providence, Rhode Island, USA)

Ethier
flag  Blanche ETHIER (1907, North Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Forestdale) (Slatersville) - 25 October 1985, Coventry, Rhode Island, USA) gravestone

Plante
flag  Pierre (Peter) PLANTE (2 April 1853, North Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Forestdale) (Slatersville) - , )

PLANTE
flag  George Joseph PLANTE (1 January 1879, North Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Forestdale) (Slatersville) - 30 July 1961, Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Esmond) (Georgiaville)) gravestone
 

Ancestors Who Died Here


Aldrich
  Hamilton ALDRICH (1805, - 28 March 1868, North Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Forestdale) (Slatersville))

Congoron
  Fredrick CONGORON (1836, - 13 June 1869, North Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Forestdale) (Slatersville))

Denes
  Robert DENES (1805, - 13 July 1870, North Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Forestdale) (Slatersville))

Dipper
  Joseph DIPPER (1830, - 1 December 1870, North Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Forestdale) (Slatersville))

Fall
  John FALL (1834, - 19 June 1868, North Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Forestdale) (Slatersville))

Fisher
  David FISHER (1793, - 2 October 1870, North Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Forestdale) (Slatersville))

Kirk
  John KIRK (1836, - 10 February 1868, North Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Forestdale) (Slatersville))

Lawton
 flag  Edna Browe LAWTON (7 May 1906, Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - 13 October 1942, North Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Forestdale) (Slatersville)) gravestone

Mahan
  John MAHAN (1840, - 27 December 1870, North Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Forestdale) (Slatersville))

Mahoney
  Patrick MAHONEY (1851, - 21 April 1870, North Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Forestdale) (Slatersville))

Mondoux
flag  Joseph Roch MONDOUX (May 6, 1905, Yamaska, Québec, Canada (Saint-Michel-d'Yamaska) - March 1998, North Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Forestdale) (Slatersville)) gravestone

Nolan
  Matthew NOLAN (1844, - 2 September 1868, North Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Forestdale) (Slatersville))

Pratt
  Stephen J. PRATT (1851, - 6 January 1869, North Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Forestdale) (Slatersville))

Remiard
  Joseph REMIARD (1794, - 17 July 1874, North Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Forestdale) (Slatersville))

Simmons
  James E. SIMMONS (20 February 1825, - 11 April 1868, North Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Forestdale) (Slatersville)) gravestone

Tobin
  William TOBIN (1833, - 6 December 1868, North Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA (Forestdale) (Slatersville))
 

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