Introduction to Burrillville, Rhode Island
Burrillville, Rhode Island, in Providence county, is 15 miles NW of Pawtucket, Rhode Island (center to center) and 40 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts.The town is included in the Providence - Fall River - Warwick metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 15,796 people lived in Burrillville.
Burrillville was first settled around 1662. Originally, it was part of the Town of Glocester, which was incorporated in 1731. The Saulsbury family members and John Smith were some of the area's early settlers. On November 17, 1806, Burrillville was incorporated as a separate town. It was named after James Burrill, Jr., the then Attorney General of Rhode Island. Joktan Putnam became the first Town moderator.
Burrillville and nearby Attractions
- Quaddick State Park
- Museum of Work and Culture
- Blackstone River Valley National Heritage Corridor
- Old Sturbridge Village
- Slater Mill Historic Site
- Smith-Appleby House Museum
Things To Do In Burrillville
You can visit Casimir Pulaski Memorial State Park while staying in Burrillville. One can also plan a trip to Spring Lake Beach, Gillerans Pond Beach, Flynns Beach, and YWCA Beach. You can enjoy fishing at the Round Top Fishing Area. The town also offers easy access to various museums and historic sites such as the Brooklyn Historical Society Museum, Prudence Crandall Museum, Huntington Homestead, Roger Williams National Memorial, and Museum of Work and Culture.
Flights can be availed from Worcester Regional Airport.
Burrillville Higher Education
Bryant College and Providence College are the nearest colleges.