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Westerly, Rhode Island, USA (Watch Hill)

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Where is Westerly, Rhode Island, USA? 

Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island, USA
"Westerly is a town on the southwestern shoreline of Washington County, Rhode Island, United States. Founded in 1669 by John Babcock, it is a beachfront community on the south shore of the state. The population was 22,966 at the 2000 census. The town is part of the Norwich-New London New England City and Town Area."

"On the western border of Westerly flows the Pawcatuck River, once renowned for its own species of Westerly salmon, three of which are on the town's crest. The Pawcatuck River flows from some fifteen miles (24 km) inland, emptying into Little Narragansett Bay. The Pawcatuck River also serves as the boundary between Westerly and Pawcatuck, Connecticut. Along the coast of Westerly lie salt ponds, which serve as shallow reeflike pools, whose outer walls form the long, white beaches for which the town became renowned. From west to east, these ponds are called Maschaug Pond, Winnapaug Pond, and Quonochontaug Pond. The town also has a fresh water lake, Chapman's Pond, which is undergoing revitalization. A type of granite, known as Westerly granite, has long been quarried here. Westerly granite, ideal for statuary, has been used in numerous government buildings of several states along the eastern seaboard. The Westerly area was known for its granite and stone-cutting industry."

"Westerly becomes a large tourist attraction during the summer months - some argue that the population nearly doubles. From east to west, well-known beaches include Weekapaug Beach, Westerly Town Beach, Misquamicut State Beach, East Beach and Watch Hill Beach."

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1800 - Washington Bank Established
In 1800, Washington Bank was established in Westerly with capital of $50,000.

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News  1803 - 16 people aged 1,444 years
There are now living, in the town of Westerly, in the state of Rhode Island, sixteen persons, the...Read MORE...

1819 - Westerly
Westerly is a maritime post township, situated in the southwest corner of the State, 36 miles...Read MORE...

News  1858 - A man in Westerly, Rhode Island, recently married a girl thirteen years of age, and committed suicide by hanging himself in a few days afterwards.

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January 4, 1858
News  1881 - Bigger than stones in Egypt
At the Westerly quarries, Rhode Island, a single stone 150 feet long, ten feet wide and eight feet...Read MORE...

News  1897 - Died at 108
Mrs. Charlotte Leclair of Westerly, R. I., died yesterday morning at the age of 108 years and six...Read MORE...

News  1900 - TURKEY FOR THE PRESIDENT - A Rhode Island Bird Picked Out for Thanksgiving at the White House
PROVIDENCE, R. I. The Westerly turkey king has picked out the turkey which it is expected will...Read MORE...

1906
Westerly, a post-village in Westerly township (town), Washington CO., R.I., on the Pawcatuck River...Read MORE...

1932 - September 16 - 30.8 cm rainfall at Westerly, Rhode Island (state record)

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News  1944 - HURRICANE HITS NEW YORK AND NEW ENGLAND COASTS. HIGH WINDS LASH JERSEY, LONG ISLAND.
...Westerly R. I. Hit.
The Rhode Island shore felt the first blast of the Atlantic hurricane about ...Read MORE...


Ancestors Who Were Born Here


(Babcock) Barber
flag   Ann (BABCOCK) BARBER (abt. 1650, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA (Watch Hill) - abt. 1691, Newport, Rhode Island, USA)

Adams
flag   Ebenezer ADAMS (29 May 1772, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA (Watch Hill) - 14 September 1867, South Kingstown, Rhode Island, USA (Kingston) (West Kingston) (Matunuck)) gravestone

ADAMS
flag    Samuel ADAMS (24 June 1776, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA (Watch Hill) - 1 May 1863, Cornwall, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Arnold
flag   Benjamin Franklin ARNOLD (26 January 1829, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA (Watch Hill) - 10 September 1902, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA (Watch Hill)) gravestone

Bliven
flag   Samuel Hillhouse BLIVEN (1 September 1784, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA (Watch Hill) - 4 April 1880, Lenox, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Collins
flag   Charles COLLINS (22 May 1847, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA (Watch Hill) - 16 December 1903, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA (Watch Hill)) gravestone

Crandall
flag   Joseph Henry CRANDALL (13 January 1853, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA (Watch Hill) - 11 June 1909, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA (Watch Hill)) gravestone

Fanning
flag   Anna FANNING (1723, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA (Watch Hill) - 16 November 1758, Stonington, Connecticut, USA)
flag   William FANNING (1695, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA (Watch Hill) - March 1779, Stonington, Connecticut, USA)

Hall
flag   Charles B. HALL (18 May 1828, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA (Watch Hill) - 28 November 1910, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA (Watch Hill)) gravestone

Kenyon
US Civil War Soldiers flag   Joseph Champlin KENYON (7 March 1845, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA (Watch Hill) - 21 August 1904, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA (Watch Hill)) gravestone

Maxson (Maxon)
flag   John MAXSON (MAXON) (1638, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA (Watch Hill) - 17 December 1720, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA (Watch Hill)) gravestone

Nesbit
flag   William Ernest NESBIT (24 February 1873, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA (Watch Hill) - 1959, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA (Coltsville)) gravestone

Pendleton
flag   Joseph Gavitt PENDLETON (5 February 1847, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA (Watch Hill) - 21 February 1906, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA (Watch Hill)) gravestone

Rathbun (Rathbone)
flag   Elizabeth "Betsey" RATHBUN (RATHBONE) (8 March 1792, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA (Watch Hill) - 8 September 1868, Norway, New York, USA) gravestone

STEWARD
flag   William STEWARD (7 March 1761, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA (Watch Hill) - 21 May 1846, Waterford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

STILLMAN
flag   Amos STILLMAN (24 April 1762, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA (Watch Hill) - 7 October 1807, Burlington, Hartford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone
flag   Rouse STILLMAN (1 February 1788, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA (Watch Hill) - 20 July 1851, Waterford, Connecticut, USA) gravestone

Tefft
flag   Robert TEFFT (25 May 1732, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA (Watch Hill) - 1771, Exeter, Rhode Island, USA)

York
flag   Mary YORK (17 October 1710, Westerly, Rhode Island, USA (Watch Hill) - 27 July 1786, Stonington, Connecticut, USA)
 

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