Introduction to Coventry, Rhode Island
Coventry, Rhode Island, in Kent county, is 14 miles W of Cranston, Rhode Island (center to center) and 56 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts.Part of the surrounding Providence - Fall River - Warwick metro area, the town is not an isolated town. Coventry is home to some 33,668 residents.
The present day Coventry was first settled in the early 1700s. At that time, it was part of Warwick. It became a separate town in 1741 and was named after a city in England. It was basically a rural town, mostly settled by farmers. The Maple Root Baptist Church is the city's oldest church and was established in the late 18th century.
Coventry and nearby Attractions
- Paine House
- George B. Parker Woodland
- Greene Homestead
- Nathan Hale Homestead Museum
- Roger Williams Park Zoo
- Fall River Carousel
Things To Do In Coventry
During your stay in Coventry, you can visit the General Nathanael Greene Homestead, William Waterman House, Rice City Historic District, Audubon Society George B Parker Woodland, and Bucks Horn Park. The city also has several houses of worship including the Rice City Baptist Church and Hopkins Hollow Church. One can also enjoy hiking and biking at Coventry Greenway.
It takes several minutes to reach Theodore Francis Green State Airport.
Coventry Higher Education
Opportunities for higher education are provided by several colleges and universities such as the Community College of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, Johnson and Wales University, and many more.