Introduction to Exeter, Rhode Island
Exeter, Rhode Island, in Washington county, is 10 miles SW of Warwick, Rhode Island (center to center) and 59 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town, which is in the Providence - Fall River - Warwick area, has 6,045 residents.
The area was formally home to the Narragansett Indians. The town of Exeter, which was named after the cathedral city and county town of Exeter in Devon, England, is known to be one of the sites for examples of vampire exhumation. In the 1800s, factories and mills operated in Exeter, but today the region is mainly rural.
Exeter and Nearby Attractions
- Yawgoo Valley
- Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum
- Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge
- South County Museum
- Queen's Fort
- Fall River Carousel
Things To Do In Exeter
Some of the popular parks near Exeter are Fort Wetherill State Park, Fisherville Brook Wildlife Refuge, and Beavertail State Park. Museums like Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum and South County Museum are other notable attractions. A trip may be planned to Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum located on Bristol Harbor. A visit to Roger Williams Park Zoo would make a good family outing.
Flights are available from New Bedford Regional airport.
Exeter Higher Education
Colleges and universities in proximity to the town include University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, Bryant College, Brown University, and Providence College.