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East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA

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Where is East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA? 

East Greenwich is an affluent town in and the county seat of Kent County, Rhode Island, United States.

Formed as Greenwich in 1677, it was named for Greenwich, England.It was renamed Dedford in 1686 but reverted to its original name in 1689. In 1741 the more rural western three-quarters of the town was set off as West Greenwich, the remaining quarter of it thenceforth being called East Greenwich. Until 1854, it was one of the five state capitals for Rhode Island. The General Assembly, when meeting in East Greenwich, used the local courthouse, which is today the town hall. East Greenwich Village is located in the northeastern part of the town and extends north about 1.5 km into the town of Warwick, Rhode Island.Wikipedia


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East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA - Pierce Street
East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA

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East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA - Varnum Armory, East Greenwich, R.I.
East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA

Varnum Armory, East Greenwich, R.I.
East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA - Main Street, Looking North, East Greenwich, R.I.
East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA

Main Street, Looking North, East Greenwich, R.I.

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1819 - East Greenwich
East-Greenwich is a post township and seat of justice of the county, situated upon the western...Read MORE...

News  1907 - GIRLS FACE DEATH BY EXPLOSION
Hurled from Their Beds Into Cellar of an Academy Dormitory.

FIRE HEMS THEM IN NEAR...Read MORE...

1916
Fast Greenwich, a banking post-village, capital of Kent CO., R.I., is in East Greenwich township...Read MORE...

"Discover Rhode Island" Episode 5: East Greenwich, RI


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Ancestors Who Were Born Here


Andrews
flag  Edmond ANDREWS (21 April 1781, East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA - 13 January 1862, Coventry, Rhode Island, USA)

Bassett
American Revolutionary War Soldier flag  Joseph BASSETT (2 March 1731, East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA - 6 May 1803, Bridgewater, Massachusetts, USA) gravestone

Boyd
flag  William BOYD (7 April 1798, East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA - 10 April 1879, Coventry, Rhode Island, USA) gravestone

Briggs
flag  Susanna BRIGGS (9 April 1721, East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA - , )

Card
flag  Henry CARD (1785, East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA - 11 April 1857, Warwick, Rhode Island, USA (Hillsgrove) (Pontiac)) gravestone

Carpenter
flag  Mary Gould CARPENTER (September 1843, East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA - 17 May 1923, Winter Park, Florida, USA)

Chadwick
flag  Mary Gould CHADWICK (September 1843, East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA - 17 May 1923, Winter Park, Florida, USA)

Cobb
flag  Phebe COBB (17 February 1775, East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA - 17 January 1812, Kingsbury, New York, USA) gravestone

Cooper
flag  James COOPER (abt. 1660, East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA - June 1716, East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA)
flag  Matthew COOPER (abt. 1700, East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA - 18 October 1737, Narragansett, Rhode Island, USA (Point Judith))

Godfrey
flag  John GODFREY (31 January 1703, East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA - 1 April 1756, Providence, Rhode Island, USA)
flag  Robert GODFREY (31 January 1737, East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA - 1 September 1801, Stephentown, New York, USA)

Johnson
flag  Gideon Lyman JOHNSON (31 March 1805, East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA - 9 July 1856, Coventry, Rhode Island, USA) gravestone

Nichols
American Revolutionary War Soldier flag  John N NICHOLS (7 March 1747, East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA - 6 July 1828, Manlius, New York, USA) gravestone

Spencer
flag  Sarah SPENCER (20 June 1708, East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA - , )
flag  William SPENCER (1 July 1672, East Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA - 25 October 1748, North Kingstown, Rhode Island, USA (North Kingston) (Wickford) (Davisville))
 

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