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Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, USA

Originally a part of Plymouth colony and named for Tiverton, Devon, England, it was annexed to Rhode Island in 1746 and was incorporated in 1747. Southwest of Tiverton Four Corners, the Battle of Almy’s Pea Field was fought during King Philip’s (Indian) War in July 1675.


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  • 1819 - Tiverton
    Tiverton is a post town, the most extensive in the county, situated in the southeastern section of the State, 24 miles southeast of Providence, and...Read MORE...


  • News 1833 - Horrid Outrage and Murder
    Some time, in December last, a young female named Sarah M. Cornell, was found dead, hanging by the neck by means of a small cord fastened to a stake...Read MORE...


  • 1834 - Tiverton vs. Fall River
    The inhabitants of Fall River, Mass. and Tiverton, R. I. it appears are in a bit of a quarrel. A portion of the line between Massachusetts and Rhode...Read MORE...


  • 1835 - Tiverton vs. Fall River
    A new survey of the line between the town of Fall River, in this State, and Tiverton, in Rhode Island, places the boundary line much further south...Read MORE...


  • News 1838 - Another Factory Burnt
    The main building of the Tiverton Print Works, at Tiverton, (R. I.) was consumed by fire on the night of the 4th inst., with part of its contents....Read MORE...


  • News 1844 - Supposed Murder
    Gideon Manchester, of Tiverton, R. I., has been committed to take his trial for the murder of his wife, she having unaccountably disappeared in the...Read MORE...


  • 1854 - Tiverton
    Tiverton, a manufacturing post-villsge in Newport co., Rhode Island, near Narraganset bay, 18 miles S. E. by S. from Providence, contains a bank....Read MORE...


  • News 1862 - Brothers Drown
    Two young men, brothers, by the name of Wilcox, belonging in Tiverton, while crossing the river in a leaky old boat, from Rhode Island to Tiverton,...Read MORE...


  • News 1882 - Many Fish
    The catch of menhaden by boats of Tiverton, R. I., for the season of 1882, was 141,000 barrels. The menhaden fish have been on the coast in unusually ...Read MORE...


  • News 1883 - NEWPORT, July 16. - A rumor reached here this morning that the steamer Lottie E. Merrill, of Tiverton, R. I., was lost off George's Bank, with all on board.

    The Independent Record
    Helena, Montana
    July 17, 1883

  • News 1889 - Tarred by White Caps
    Fall River, Mass., Jan 24. - "Sim" Sherman has been boarding at the house of Clark King on what is known as the King road, near Bliss' Four Corners,...Read MORE...


  • Tiverton, Rhode Island, USA
    From Hummock, Tiverton, R.I.
  • News 1894 - All the members of the school board in Tiverton, R. I., are women; and the superintendent says the schools of that town are the best conducted in the state.

    Fayette County Leader
    Fayette, Iowa
    August 23, 1894

  • 1895 - Tiverton
    Tiverton, a post-village of Newport co., R.I., in Tiverton township, on the E. shore of Narragansett Bay, near the Old Colony Railroad, 13 miles...Read MORE...


  • News 1900 - David Hambly’s Fate at Tiverton. HIS BOAT CAPSIZED.
    Fall River, Mass., June 28.— News reached here today of a drowning accident which occurred in Tiverton last evening. David Hambly, a prominent...Read MORE...


  • Tiverton, Rhode Island, USA
    From R. R. Bridge, Tiverton, R. I.
  • Tiverton, Rhode Island, USA
    From Hummock, Tiverton, R. I.
  • News 1902 - GHASTLY FIND MADE AT TIVERTON, R. I. - Tide Draws Veil from 50-Year-Old Mystery - Skeleton Found on Beach
    Remains Believed to Be Those of Mrs. Gideon Manchester, Who Disappeared 50 Years ago and Who Was Believed to Have Been Murdered.

    Tiverton, R. I.,...Read MORE...


  • Tiverton, Rhode Island, USA
    Residence of Benj. Barker
  • 1906
    Tiverton, a post-village of Newport co., R.I., in Tiverton township (town), on the E. shore of Narragansett Bay, 13 miles NNE. of Newport, on the New ...Read MORE...


  • Tiverton, Rhode Island, USA
    The Fisheries Co., 1907
  • Tiverton, Rhode Island, USA
    Ferry Boat "West Side" from Tiverton to Portsmouth, R.I.
  • News 1909 - MAY BE MURDER CASE
    Severed Legs of A Woman in a Dress Suit Case
    It Was Found Among Some Bushes in an Outlying Section of Tiverton, R. I.
    Tiverton, R. I., Oct. 12. -...Read MORE...


  • Tiverton, Rhode Island, USA
    Train Station, Tiverton
  • Tiverton, Rhode Island, USA
    F. R. (Fall River) Yacht Club
  • Tiverton, Rhode Island, USA
    First Baptist Church
  • Tiverton, Rhode Island, USA
    Stone Bridge, 1910
  • Tiverton, Rhode Island, USA
    Hen Island (1910)
  • News 1913 - METEOR FALLS IN RIVER. Shock of Its Explosion Breaks Windows in Tiverton, R. I.
    FALL RIVER, Mass., Aug. 28. - A meteor fell into the Seaconnett River near Tiverton, R. I., last night, churning up the water and producing and...Read MORE...


  • Tiverton, Rhode Island, USA
    The Stone Bridge Inn
  • Tiverton, Rhode Island, USA
    Hayfield of Joshua T. Durfee, Tiverton, R.I., which was seeded down four years ago with Hubbard's "Bone Base" Fertilizers. Last Spring it cut, first crop, over four tons of hay per acre. Remember, it was dry.
  • Tiverton, Rhode Island, USA
    Luke's Lodge, Stafford Road


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From Hummock, Tiverton, R.I.

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From R. R. Bridge, Tiverton, R. I.


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From Hummock, Tiverton, R. I.

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Residence of Benj. Barker

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The Fisheries Co., 1907

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Ferry Boat "West Side" from Tiverton to Portsmouth, R.I.

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Hen Island (1910)

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Train Station, Tiverton

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F. R. (Fall River) Yacht Club

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First Baptist Church


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Stone Bridge, 1910

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The Stone Bridge Inn

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Hayfield of Joshua T. Durfee, Tiverton, R.I., which was seeded down four years ago with Hubbard's "Bone Base" Fertilizers. Last Spring it cut, first crop, over four tons of hay per acre. Remember, it was dry.

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Luke's Lodge, Stafford Road
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History and News of Tiverton, Rhode Island, USA

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  • 1819 - Tiverton
    Tiverton is a post town, the most extensive in the county, situated in the southeastern section of the State, 24 miles southeast of Providence, and... Read MORE...

  • News  1833 - Horrid Outrage and Murder
    Some time, in December last, a young female named Sarah M. Cornell, was found dead, hanging by the neck by means of a small cord fastened to a stake... Read MORE...

  • 1834 - Tiverton vs. Fall River
    The inhabitants of Fall River, Mass. and Tiverton, R. I. it appears are in a bit of a quarrel. A portion of the line between Massachusetts and Rhode... Read MORE...

  • 1835 - Tiverton vs. Fall River
    A new survey of the line between the town of Fall River, in this State, and Tiverton, in Rhode Island, places the boundary line much further south... Read MORE...

  • News  1838 - Another Factory Burnt
    The main building of the Tiverton Print Works, at Tiverton, (R. I.) was consumed by fire on the night of the 4th inst., with part of its contents.... Read MORE...

  • News  1844 - Supposed Murder
    Gideon Manchester, of Tiverton, R. I., has been committed to take his trial for the murder of his wife, she having unaccountably disappeared in the... Read MORE...

  • 1854 - Tiverton
    Tiverton, a manufacturing post-villsge in Newport co., Rhode Island, near Narraganset bay, 18 miles S. E. by S. from Providence, contains a bank.... Read MORE...

  • News  1862 - Brothers Drown
    Two young men, brothers, by the name of Wilcox, belonging in Tiverton, while crossing the river in a leaky old boat, from Rhode Island to Tiverton,... Read MORE...

  • News  1882 - Many Fish
    The catch of menhaden by boats of Tiverton, R. I., for the season of 1882, was 141,000 barrels. The menhaden fish have been on the coast in unusually ... Read MORE...

  • News  1883 - NEWPORT, July 16. - A rumor reached here this morning that the steamer Lottie E. Merrill, of Tiverton, R. I., was lost off George's Bank, with all on board.
    The Independent Record
    Helena, Montana
    July 17, 1883
  • News  1889 - Tarred by White Caps
    Fall River, Mass., Jan 24. - "Sim" Sherman has been boarding at the house of Clark King on what is known as the King road, near Bliss' Four Corners,... Read MORE...

  • News  1894 - All the members of the school board in Tiverton, R. I., are women; and the superintendent says the schools of that town are the best conducted in the state.
    Fayette County Leader
    Fayette, Iowa
    August 23, 1894
  • 1895 - Tiverton
    Tiverton, a post-village of Newport co., R.I., in Tiverton township, on the E. shore of Narragansett Bay, near the Old Colony Railroad, 13 miles... Read MORE...

  • News  1900 - David Hambly’s Fate at Tiverton. HIS BOAT CAPSIZED.
    Fall River, Mass., June 28.— News reached here today of a drowning accident which occurred in Tiverton last evening. David Hambly, a prominent... Read MORE...

  • News  1902 - GHASTLY FIND MADE AT TIVERTON, R. I. - Tide Draws Veil from 50-Year-Old Mystery - Skeleton Found on Beach
    Remains Believed to Be Those of Mrs. Gideon Manchester, Who Disappeared 50 Years ago and Who Was Believed to Have Been Murdered.

    Tiverton, R. I.,... Read MORE...

  • 1906
    Tiverton, a post-village of Newport co., R.I., in Tiverton township (town), on the E. shore of Narragansett Bay, 13 miles NNE. of Newport, on the New ... Read MORE...

  • News  1909 - MAY BE MURDER CASE
    Severed Legs of A Woman in a Dress Suit Case
    It Was Found Among Some Bushes in an Outlying Section of Tiverton, R. I.
    Tiverton, R. I., Oct. 12. -... Read MORE...

  • News  1913 - METEOR FALLS IN RIVER. Shock of Its Explosion Breaks Windows in Tiverton, R. I.
    FALL RIVER, Mass., Aug. 28. - A meteor fell into the Seaconnett River near Tiverton, R. I., last night, churning up the water and producing and... Read MORE...

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