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Hopkinton, Rhode Island, USA - Ashaway Line and Twine Factory, Ashaway, R.I.  1824 - Ashaway Line & Twine Mfg. Co., was founded by Captain Lester Crandall who manufactured fishing

Hopkinton, Washington, Rhode Island, USA

Hopkinton is an historic town located in the southwest corner of Rhode Island. It was incorporated in March 1757 and consists of four villages, Ashaway, Bradford, Hope Valley, and Rockville.



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Ashaway Line and Twine Factory, Ashaway, R.I.

1824 - Ashaway Line & Twine Mfg. Co., was founded b
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Ashaway Line and Twine Factory, Ashaway, R.I.

1824 - Ashaway Line & Twine Mfg. Co., was founded by Captain Lester Crandall who manufactured fishing line. He devised and perfected several line-making machines.

1939 - Ashaway produced the first commercial nylon product in the world - fishing line - when a then young company, DuPont, was looking for a use for its new filament.
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Bethel Worsted Mills, Ashaway, R.I. (1908)

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Bethel Worsted Mills, Ashaway, R.I. (1908)

Bethel Worsted Mills; successors to W. Forest Glen Worsted Mill; M. W. R. Wells, agt. at supt; Worsted Suitings and Paitings; 2 sets; 26 looms; dye; steam and water. Mill idle.

Textile world's directory of the mill trade in the United States, 1897; comprising cotton mills, woolen mills, knitting mills, silk mills, flax, jute and linen mills ...
Publisher: Guild & Lord, Boston, Mass., ©1897
Residence of Dr. Lewis, Ashaway, R.I.
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Residence of Dr. Lewis, Ashaway, R.I.
Hopkinton Bridge, R.I., 1909
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Hopkinton Bridge, R.I., 1909
Hopkinton High School, Ashaway, R.I., 1909
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Hopkinton High School, Ashaway, R.I., 1909
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Pawcatuck River, Ashaway, R.I.
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Main Street, Ashaway, RI
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Pawcatuck Woolen Mills, Ashaway, R.I.

manufactured wool yarn and cloth until it closed in 1958
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Pawcatuck Woolen Mills, Ashaway, R.I.

manufactured wool yarn and cloth until it closed in 1958
Wolff Worsted Mills, Ashaway, R.I.
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The town of Hopkinton was partitioned from Westerly and incorporated in 1757.

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1819 - Hopkinton
Hopkinton is an interior post township, situated 30 miles southwest of Providence; bounded northerly by the town of Exeter, easterly by Wood river, which separates it from Richmond, southerly by the town of Westerly and Pawcatuck river, and westerly by North-Stonington, in the State of Connecticut.

Its average length, from north to south, is more than 8 miles, and its mean breadth is about 4 miles, comprising an area of about 34 square miles.

The north section of the town is rough and broken and presents primitive geological features. The soil here is a gravelly loam, well adapted to grazing. The south section of the town is smooth and level, and the soil well adapted to a grain culture. Grass also grows well, and most other crops. In the north part, there is considerable wood and timber, of the deciduous species. There are many valuable apple orchards, and considerable quantities of cider are made...

The population of the town, in 1810, was 1774; and there are 220 Freemen or ... Read MORE...

1839 - Hopkinton
Hopkinton, Rhode Island
Washington county. Wood river, a valuable mill stream, passes through this town, on which are cotton and woolen mills, iron works, and various other manufactories. The soil of the town is generally well adapted for grazing and the cultivation of grain. It produces large quantities of fruit and excellent cider. Shad and alewives are taken in Pawcatuck river. There are several ponds within the town. Considerable wood and timber are sent to market from this place.

Hopkinton City, at the south part of the town, on the Tommaquaug branch of Charles River, is very pleasant and flourishing. It lies 35 miles S.W. from Providence and 15 W. from South Kingston. Hopkinton was first settled in 1660. Incorporated, 1757. Population, 1830, 1,777.
The New England Gazetteer containing descriptions of all the states, counties and towns in New England: also descriptions of the principal mountains, rivers lakes, capes, bays, harbors, islands and fashionable resorts within that territory. Alphabetically arranged. By John Hayward, author of the Columbian Traveller, Religious Creeds, &c. &c. Boston: John Hayward. Boyd & White, Concord, N.H. 1839
1895 - Hopkinton
Hopkinton, a post-village in Hopkinton township, Washington co., R.I., 4 miles W. of Woodville Railroad Station. It has 4 churches and 2 carriage-factories. Pop. 115. The township is bounded E. by Wood River, and S. by Charles River, and contains also villages named Ashaway, Hope Valley, Woodville, and Locustville. Pop. 2760.
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 resident or a visitor, there are plenty of places to go and things to do in Hopkinton. Let's explore some of the best options:
1. Enjoy Nature at Grills Preserve: Grills Preserve is a lovely natural area with hiking trails and scenic views. You can take a leisurely stroll or hike through the woods and enjoy the serenity of the outdoors. Birdwatching and photography enthusiasts will find plenty to capture in this picturesque setting.

2. Visit Canonchet Farm: This historic farm offers a glimpse into Hopkinton's past. You can explore the farm's beautiful landscape, walking trails, and visit the old barn. It's a great spot for a picnic or simply relaxing in a tranquil environment.

3. Go Fishing: Hopkinton is known for its fishing spots. The nearby Pawcatuck River and various ponds offer excellent fishing opportunities. Pack your fishing gear, and you might catch some trout, bass, or other local fish species.

4. Explore the Burlingame State Park: Located adjacent to Charlestown, Burlingame State Park is a fantastic place for outdoor enthusiasts. You can swim, paddle, or fish in Watchaug Pond, hike the... Read MORE...

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