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West Greenwich, Rhode Island, USA (Nooseneck) - 1819 - West Greenwich


West-Greenwich is an agricultural township, situated in the southwest section of the county, about 18 miles southwest from Providence; bounded on the north by Coventry, on the east by East-Greenwich, on the south by Exeter, in Washington county, and on the west by the State of Connecticut. The length of the township, from east to west, is about 12 miles, and its mean breadth about 3 miles, comprising an area of about 36 square miles.

This township possesses a primitive geological character; its surface presents a diversity of hill and dale. There is one considerable eminence called Hopkins' hill, which affords an interesting prospect of the surrounding country. The natural and agricultural productions of the town correspond with those of this region generally.

The waters of the south branch of the Pawtuxet river, have their source in this town; and the western section is watered by Wood river and its branches.

The contemplated turnpike road from Providence to Pawcatuck, will lead through this town.

The population of East-Greenwich [sic?], in 1748, was 766; in 1774, 1764; in 1782, 1698; in 1790, 1756; in 1800, 1759; and in 1810, 1619; there are about 220 Dwelling houses & 3 companies of Militia.

West-Greenwich sends two representatives to the General Assembly.

This town originally belonged to East-Greenwich, and was incorporated as a separate town by its present name, in 1741.

A Gazetteer of the States of Connecticut and Rhode-Island: Written with Care and Impartiality, from Original and Authentic Materials : Consisting of Two Parts ... : with an Accurate and Improved Map of Each State
Authors John Chauncey Pease, John Milton Niles
Publisher W.S. Marsh, 1819




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