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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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  • 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 unchallenged. It all began here...
    www.nsmithfieldri.org/ visitors/ history-of-slatersville/

  • 1821 - Western Mills built
    In 1821, the Slaters built an eight building mill complex, known as the Western Mills, on the western side of Railroad Street.
    www.nsmithfieldri.org/ visitors/ historic-walking-tour/

  • 1826 - Slatersville Mill burns
    The original Slatersville Mill, built in 1807, burned down in 1826 and was replaced by the current mill, known as the Center Mill or the #1 Mill. It...Read MORE...


  • 1871 - North Smithfield incorporated
    In the 17th century British colonists settled in North Smithfield and developed a farming community named after a small town in Smithfield, England....Read MORE...


  • News 1889 - The Whole Party Drowned.
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Wellington Hart, of North Smithfield, and R. A. Smith of Monegan, well known farmer, each sixty years of age, started to drive...Read MORE...


  • 1895 - North Smithfield
    North Smith'field, a township of Providence co., R.I. Pop. 2797. It contains Branch Village, Forestdale, Slatersville, Waterford, and a part of...Read MORE...


  • News 1899 - SLATERVILLE MILLS CLOSED
    Woonsocket, R. I., April 9. - The Slate cotton mills at Slaterville, North Smithfield, has been shut down as the result of the strike of 150 weavers...Read MORE...


  • North Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA
    Main Street, Slatersville, R.I.
  • 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

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

  • North Smithfield, Rhode Island, USA
    Slatersville Common, North Smithfield, Rhode Island


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Main Street, Slatersville, R.I.

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

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Slatersville Train Station

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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 unchallenged. It all began here... www.nsmithfieldri.org/ visitors/ history-of-slatersville/
  • 1821 - Western Mills built
    In 1821, the Slaters built an eight building mill complex, known as the Western Mills, on the western side of Railroad Street. www.nsmithfieldri.org/ visitors/ historic-walking-tour/
  • 1826 - Slatersville Mill burns
    The original Slatersville Mill, built in 1807, burned down in 1826 and was replaced by the current mill, known as the Center Mill or the #1 Mill. It... Read MORE...

  • 1871 - North Smithfield incorporated
    In the 17th century British colonists settled in North Smithfield and developed a farming community named after a small town in Smithfield, England.... Read MORE...

  • News  1889 - The Whole Party Drowned.
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Wellington Hart, of North Smithfield, and R. A. Smith of Monegan, well known farmer, each sixty years of age, started to drive... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - North Smithfield
    North Smith'field, a township of Providence co., R.I. Pop. 2797. It contains Branch Village, Forestdale, Slatersville, Waterford, and a part of... Read MORE...

  • News  1899 - SLATERVILLE MILLS CLOSED
    Woonsocket, R. I., April 9. - The Slate cotton mills at Slaterville, North Smithfield, has been shut down as the result of the strike of 150 weavers... 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/

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