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"Greenville, a post-village of Providence co., R.I., 8 or 9 miles W.N.W. of Providence. It has a national bank, 3 churches, 2 cotton-mills, and a woollen-mill. Pop. 120."

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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  • 1822 - Smithfield Exchange Bank built in Greenville


  • 1824 - Temple Lodge, No. 18, F. & A. M., was instituted Aug. 24, 1824.
    First officers were: W. M., Moses Aldrich; S. W., Reuben Mowry; J. W., Emor Olney; Treas., Thomas R. Eddy; Sec'y Zephaniah Keach. Present...Read MORE...


  • 1826 - The first building erected and expressly devoted to public worship, was that known as the Baptist Church in Greenville.
    The lower room in the old academy had previously been used for religious purposes, and thus continued until the erection of the church edifice in...Read MORE...


  • News 1851 - Passing Counterfeit Bills
    In the Police Court this afternoon, Solomon T. Dolbear was examined upon a charge of passing two counterfeit ten dollar bills, one on the Farmers'...Read MORE...


  • 1851 - Saint Thomas Episcopal Church and Rectory built in Greenville
    This church is situated at Greenville, and was erected in 1851, on land given by Resolved Waterman. The first meeting of the parish bears date Feb....Read MORE...


  • News 1890 - Famous Tree Gone
    Another famous tree has fallen before the woodmans axe. It was a huge chestnut, nine feet and four inches in diameter, and stood on the old Elder...Read MORE...


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    National Exchange and Smithfield Savings Bank, Greenville, R.I.
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    Free Public Library, Greenville, R. I.
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    Old Stage Coach
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    School House
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    Greenville Finishing Company
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    Waterman's Reservoir
  • 1916
    Greenville, a banking post-village of Providence co., R.I., 8 miles WNW. of Providence. It has woollen- and lumber-mills. Pop. about 800.
    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, Resorts, Islands, Rivers, Mountains, Seas, Lakes, Etc., in Every Portion of the Globe, Part 1 Angelo Heilprin Louis Heilprin - January 1, 1916 J.B. Lippincott - Publisher

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