Introduction to Lincoln, Rhode Island
Lincoln, Rhode Island, in Providence county, is 4 miles NW of Pawtucket, Rhode Island (center to center) and 35 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts.The town is conveniently located inside the Providence - Fall River - Warwick metropolitan area. There are an estimated 20,898 people in Lincoln.
Lincoln was first settled during the 17th century. The early settlers built unique, Rhode Island style houses which were called stone-enders. One of the major occupations of Lincoln has been limestone, which has existed at the village of Lime Rock since colonial times. Lincoln was originally part of Smithfield. In 1871, it was split off and named after Abraham Lincoln. It developed into an important mill town during the late 1800s with several textile factories along the Blackstone River.
Lincoln and nearby Attractions
- World War II Memorial State Park
- Snake Den State Park
- Olney pond
- Lincoln Country Club
- Louisquisset Golf Club
- Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design
Things To Do In Lincoln
Those who enjoy the local history should visit Arnold House, a stone-ender that was built in 1687. The Lincoln Woods State Park is a great place for outdoor recreation and includes an outdoor ice rink, beach, fishing, and trails. There are also a few golf courses, ponds, and lakes in the surrounding areas.
Logan International Airport is the nearest major airport.
Lincoln Higher Education
Providence College, Rhode Island College, Bryant College, and Brown University are nearby.