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

Greenville, Rhode Island

Greenville is a village of Smithfield. Greenville is named after Revolutionary War general Nathanael Greene, who was born in Rhode Island in 1742.



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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 membership, one hundred and one. Regular communications, Saturday on or before each full moon, held at Greenville.
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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 1826.
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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. 5, 1851, but the church was not consecrated until March 9, 1852. Rev. James H. Eames was chosen rector at its organization, and remained until March 8, 1857. The church was built out of funds raised partly upon subscription, and partly from a fund furnished by the diocese. The rectors following the Rev. James H. Eames, have been Revs. Benjamin H. Chase, George A. Coggeshall, Eben Thompson, Edwin C. Sweetland, and others.
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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' Exchange Bank of Gloucester, and the other on the Smithfield Exchange Bank of Greenville, R. I. He was held for trial and on default of bail of $2000?, was committed.
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Boston Evening Transcript
Boston, Massachusetts
August 27, 1851
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 Winsor Farm, near Greenville, Rhode Island. Its trunk was hollow enough in 1842, during the Dorr rebellion, to contain the arms of the rebels, who hid them there after their defeat at Acote's Hill.
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Elkhart Daily Review
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September 13, 1890
1895 - Greenville
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
2023 - Whether you're a local looking for new things to do or a visitor exploring the area, here's a list of places to go and things to do in Greenville and its surrounding areas:
Briarwood Sporting Club: If you're a fan of outdoor activities, head to Briarwood Sporting Club. This private shooting club offers clay shooting, fishing, and hunting opportunities in a beautiful natural setting. It's a great place to test your marksmanship skills or simply enjoy some time in the great outdoors.

Slater Memorial Park: Just a short drive away in nearby Pawtucket, Slater Memorial Park is a fantastic place for outdoor recreation. You can enjoy walking and biking trails, a beautiful pond, a carousel, and even a playground for the kids. The park is also home to the historic Looff Carousel, which is a must-see.

Smith-Appleby House Museum: Immerse yourself in history at the Smith-Appleby House Museum. This historic house, dating back to 1696, offers guided tours that take you back in time to learn about colonial life in Rhode Island. The architecture and artifacts provide a fascinating glimpse into the past.

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