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North Kingstown, Rhode Island, USA (North Kingston) (Wickford) (Davisville)
1819 - North Kingston



North-Kingston, a wealthy and flourishing maritime post township, is situated 20 miles southwesterly from Providence; bounded northerly by East-Greenwich and Warwick, easterly by Narragansett bay, southerly by South-Kingston, and westerly by Exeter. Its average length is about 8 miles, from east to west, and its mean breadth about 7 miles, comprising about 56 square miles.

The face of the country is generally uneven, being diversified with hills and dales. The northern section, however, is level.

The geology of the township is primitive; and there are several quarries of excellent freestone, for building and other purposes.

The soil in the northern section is a sandy loam, well adapted to a grain culture, particularly Indian corn; and the southern section is a gravelly loam, affording good grazing.

The agricultural productions consist of Indian corn, rye, wheat, buck-whet, barley, beans, peas, potatoes and some others common to this region...

The population of this town, in 1810, was 2957; and there are about 450 Electors, 391 Dwelling-houses, four companies of Militia and one Independent company.

There are five Religious Societies, one of Baptists, one of Separate Baptists, one of Episcopalians, one of Friends and one of Methodists, all of which have houses for public worship, and the Society of Baptists have two.

There are 12 Schools, exclusive of the Academy, at the village of Wickford.

On the post road, between the village of Wickford and East-Greenwich, there is a cleft of a rock, in which there are several holes, in the shape of the human foot; one of which is called the "Devil's foot," and is twenty inches in length; the others are of a less size. There are various other impressions, some exhibiting the figure of a dog, all of which have the appearance of having been made when the rock was formed, and before it acquired a perfectly indurated character.

This town was incorporated in the year 1674.

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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North Kingstown, Rhode Island, USA (North Kingston) (Wickford) (Davisville)

North Kingstown, Rhode Island, USA (North Kingston) (Wickford) (Davisville)

North Kingstown, Rhode Island, USA (North Kingston) (Wickford) (Davisville)

North Kingstown, Rhode Island, USA (North Kingston) (Wickford) (Davisville)

North Kingstown, Rhode Island, USA (North Kingston) (Wickford) (Davisville)