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Warwick, Kent, Rhode Island, USA

"Warwick, a populous township of Kent co., R.I., is bounded on the E. by Narragansett Bay, and intersected by the Pawtuxet River and the Stonington & Providence Rail road. It contains post-villages named Apponaug or Warwick, Centreville, Arctic, and Natick. It has a national bank and 8 cotton-manufactories. Rocky Point, a popular summer resort, is on the E. border of this township. General Nathanael Greene was born at Warwick. Pop. in 1880, 12,164; in 1890, 17,761."

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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  • 1642 - Settled in 1642 Pawtuxet Village in Warwick lays claim to being New England's oldest village.

    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ rhode-island.html

  • 1643 - Samuel Gorton founded Warwick named in honor of the Earl of Warwick


  • 1819 - Warwick
    Warwick is a flourishing manufacturing post township, situated five miles southwesterly of Providence; bounded north on Cranston, east on Narragansett...Read MORE...


  • News 1821 - The Roger Williams Factory, in Warwick, Rhode-Island, was entirely destroyed by fire, on the 11th inst. together with all its valuable machinery. The loss is estimated at $25,000.

    genealogybank.com
    New Hampshire Observer
    New Hampshire
    May 19, 1821

  • Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
    Rocky Point, from Warwick Pier

    Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, Volume 1
    William C. Bryant
    Appleton,... Read MORE...

  • News 1868 - Derailed Train for Fun
    The man who placed the rails on the Shore Line Railroad, on the 15th inst., which resulted in throwing the engine off the track at Stony Creek Bridge,...Read MORE...


  • Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
    Bathing Beach, Rocky Point, R.I.
  • Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
    Warwick Station, Warwick, R.I.
  • News 1900 - FATAL TROLLEY COLLISION. Four Persons Killed and Twenty-six Hurt at Warwick, R. I.
    Providence, R. I. [Special]. - Four persons were killed and twenty-six injured in a collision on the Oakland Beach Electric Railroad. There were two c...Read MORE...


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    Casino, Buttonwoods, Warwick, R. I.
  • Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
    Warwick Neck Light. Warwick, R. I.
  • 1906
    Warwick, a post-village in Warwick township (town), Kent co., R.I., 5 miles S. of Providence. The town is on Narragansett Bay and is intersected by th...Read MORE...


  • Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
    Warwick Town Hall
    Apponaug, R.I.
    1907
  • Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
    Gates at Senator Nelson W. ALdrich's Estate, Warwick, R.I.
  • Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
    Elizabeth Mill, Hills Grove, R.I., 1908
  • Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
    Railroad Station, Pontiac, R.I.
  • Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
    Rocky Point
  • News 1911 - CAR KILLS THREE IN AUTO. Bushes Prevented Menzel Seeing Trolley Going Forty Miles an Hour.
    WARWICK, R. I., July 4.- His view cut off by dense bushes growing on both sides of the crossing, Gustav Menzel of Riverside drove his automobile direc...Read MORE...


  • Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
    Tower at Senator Nelson W. Aldrich Estate, 1912
  • Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
    Green Avenue, Looking East, Nausauket, R.I., 1914
  • Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
    Four Corners, Apponaug, R.I.
  • 1954 - Hurricane Carol - HURRICANE ROARS ACROSS LONG ISLAND. FIVE KILLED BY STORM IN NEW ENGLAND.
    At least five persons were killed today as Hurricane Carol swept across the heavily populated center of Long Island ans smashed into southern New Engl...Read MORE...


  • Warwick, Rhode Island, USA
    Midway Scene, Rocky Point, R.I., 1958
  • 1995 - Rocky Point Amusement Park closes
    Rocky Point Park was a highly popular amusement park on the Narragansett Bay side of Warwick, Rhode Island. It operated from the late 1840s until it c...Read MORE...




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Warwick, Rhode Island, USA (Hillsgrove) (Pontiac) (Apponaug) (Warwick Neck) (Nausauket)
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Rocky Point, from Warwick Pier

Picturesque America: Or, the Land We Live In. A Delineation by Pen and Pencil of the Mountains, Rivers, Lakes... With Illustr. on Steel and Wood, by Eminent American Artists, Volume 1
William C. Bryant
Appleton,... Read MORE...

Warwick, Rhode Island, USA (Hillsgrove) (Pontiac) (Apponaug) (Warwick Neck) (Nausauket)
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Bathing Beach, Rocky Point, R.I.


Warwick, Rhode Island, USA (Hillsgrove) (Pontiac) (Apponaug) (Warwick Neck) (Nausauket)
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Warwick Station, Warwick, R.I.

Warwick, Rhode Island, USA (Hillsgrove) (Pontiac) (Apponaug) (Warwick Neck) (Nausauket)
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Casino, Buttonwoods, Warwick, R. I.

Warwick, Rhode Island, USA (Hillsgrove) (Pontiac) (Apponaug) (Warwick Neck) (Nausauket)
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Warwick Neck Light. Warwick, R. I.

Warwick, Rhode Island, USA (Hillsgrove) (Pontiac) (Apponaug) (Warwick Neck) (Nausauket)
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Warwick Town Hall
Apponaug, R.I.
1907

Warwick, Rhode Island, USA (Hillsgrove) (Pontiac) (Apponaug) (Warwick Neck) (Nausauket)
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Gates at Senator Nelson W. ALdrich's Estate, Warwick, R.I.

Warwick, Rhode Island, USA (Hillsgrove) (Pontiac) (Apponaug) (Warwick Neck) (Nausauket)
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Elizabeth Mill, Hills Grove, R.I., 1908

Warwick, Rhode Island, USA (Hillsgrove) (Pontiac) (Apponaug) (Warwick Neck) (Nausauket)
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Railroad Station, Pontiac, R.I.

Warwick, Rhode Island, USA (Hillsgrove) (Pontiac) (Apponaug) (Warwick Neck) (Nausauket)
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Rocky Point


Warwick, Rhode Island, USA (Hillsgrove) (Pontiac) (Apponaug) (Warwick Neck) (Nausauket)
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Tower at Senator Nelson W. Aldrich Estate, 1912

Warwick, Rhode Island, USA (Hillsgrove) (Pontiac) (Apponaug) (Warwick Neck) (Nausauket)
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Green Avenue, Looking East, Nausauket, R.I., 1914

Warwick, Rhode Island, USA (Hillsgrove) (Pontiac) (Apponaug) (Warwick Neck) (Nausauket)
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Four Corners, Apponaug, R.I.

Warwick, Rhode Island, USA (Hillsgrove) (Pontiac) (Apponaug) (Warwick Neck) (Nausauket)
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Midway Scene, Rocky Point, R.I., 1958
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  • 1642 - Settled in 1642 Pawtuxet Village in Warwick lays claim to being New England's oldest village.
    www.ereferencedesk.com/ resources/ state-facts/ rhode-island.html
  • 1643 - Samuel Gorton founded Warwick named in honor of the Earl of Warwick
  • 1819 - Warwick
    Warwick is a flourishing manufacturing post township, situated five miles southwesterly of Providence; bounded north on Cranston, east on Narragansett... Read MORE...

  • News  1821 - The Roger Williams Factory, in Warwick, Rhode-Island, was entirely destroyed by fire, on the 11th inst. together with all its valuable machinery. The loss is estimated at $25,000.
    genealogybank.com
    New Hampshire Observer
    New Hampshire
    May 19, 1821
  • News  1868 - Derailed Train for Fun
    The man who placed the rails on the Shore Line Railroad, on the 15th inst., which resulted in throwing the engine off the track at Stony Creek Bridge,... Read MORE...

  • News  1900 - FATAL TROLLEY COLLISION. Four Persons Killed and Twenty-six Hurt at Warwick, R. I.
    Providence, R. I. [Special]. - Four persons were killed and twenty-six injured in a collision on the Oakland Beach Electric Railroad. There were two c... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Warwick, a post-village in Warwick township (town), Kent co., R.I., 5 miles S. of Providence. The town is on Narragansett Bay and is intersected by th... Read MORE...

  • News  1911 - CAR KILLS THREE IN AUTO. Bushes Prevented Menzel Seeing Trolley Going Forty Miles an Hour.
    WARWICK, R. I., July 4.- His view cut off by dense bushes growing on both sides of the crossing, Gustav Menzel of Riverside drove his automobile direc... Read MORE...

  • 1954 - Hurricane Carol - HURRICANE ROARS ACROSS LONG ISLAND. FIVE KILLED BY STORM IN NEW ENGLAND.
    At least five persons were killed today as Hurricane Carol swept across the heavily populated center of Long Island ans smashed into southern New Engl... Read MORE...

  • 1995 - Rocky Point Amusement Park closes
    Rocky Point Park was a highly popular amusement park on the Narragansett Bay side of Warwick, Rhode Island. It operated from the late 1840s until it c... Read MORE...

  • "Discover Rhode Island" EP16: Warwick


    "Discover Rhode Island" EP16: Warwick - Full Episode (www.youtube.com)

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