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Greenville, Rhode Island, USA

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Where is Greenville, Rhode Island, USA? 

Greenville, Smithfield, Providence, Rhode Island, USA
Greenville is a village and census-designated place (CDP) in the town of Smithfield in Providence County, Rhode Island, United States. The CDP is centered around the village of Greenville but also encompasses the nearby villages of West Greenville and Spragueville, as well as the Mountaindale Reservoir and beach.

The village of Greenville is named after Revolutionary War general Nathanael Greene, who was born in Rhode Island in 1742. The location, however, was first settled in the 17th century. The village contains the Greenville Baptist Church (American Baptist Churches, USA), and there are many apple orchards in the surrounding area. The area was active in the Free Will Baptist movement in the 19th century, and the Smithville Seminary, a Free Baptist institution, was nearby.Wikipedia


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Greenville, Rhode Island, USA - National Exchange and Smithfield Savings Bank, Greenville, R.I.
Greenville, Rhode Island, USA

National Exchange and Smithfield Savings Bank, Greenville, R.I.
Greenville, Rhode Island, USA - Free Public Library, Greenville, R. I.
Greenville, Rhode Island, USA

Free Public Library, Greenville, R. I.
Greenville, Rhode Island, USA - Greenville Finishing Company
Greenville, Rhode Island, USA

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Greenville, Rhode Island, USA


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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...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...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. ...Read MORE...

News  1851 - Passing Counterfeit Bills
In the Police Court this afternoon, Solomon T. Dolbear was examined upon a charge of passing two...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...Read MORE...

1916
Greenville, a banking post-village of Providence co., R.I., 8 miles WNW. of Providence. It has...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


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flag  Alfred H EQUI (22 January 1901, Greenville, Rhode Island, USA - July 1985, , Virginia, USA)
 

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Ancestors Who Were Married Here


1760
Peleg THOMAS (25 January 1738 - 12 January 1830) & Russella AYLESWORTH (2 March 1742 - 26 June 1835)
married 2 March 1760
 

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