Introduction to North Kingstown, Rhode Island
North Kingstown, Rhode Island, in Washington county, is 9 miles S of Warwick, Rhode Island (center to center) and 59 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts.Part of the surrounding Providence - Fall River - Warwick metro area, the town is not an isolated town. North Kingstown is home to some 26,326 residents.
North Kingstown History
North Kingstown was first settled in 1637 by Roger Williams. He established a temporary trading post in this area. It was originally part of Kings Towne, which was founded in 1674. It became a separate town in 1722. It was primarily an agricultural community. The Textile revolution began in this area in the 19th century. The town is the birthplace of Gilbert Stuart, the famous American portraitist.
North Kingstown and nearby Attractions
- Casey Farm
- Smith's Castle
- Gilbert Stuart Birthplace
- Quonset Aviation Museum
- Seabee Museum and Memorial Park
- Fort Wetherill State Park
Things To Do In North Kingstown
North Kingstown is home to Davis Memorial Wildlife Refuge and Devil's Foot Rock. You can also visit the Historic Wickford Village, Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum, and Smith's Castle. Golf lovers can spend their leisure time at the North Kingstown Municipal Golf Course. The Wickford Commons Mall, Kingstown Plaza Shopping Center, Yorktown Shopping Center, North Kingston Shopping Center, and Frenchtown Plaza Shopping Center are ideal places for shopping.
North Kingstown Transportation
Theodore Francis Green State Airport is the nearest airport.
North Kingstown Higher Education
Community College of Rhode Island, University of Rhode Island, and New England Institute of Technology are some of the nearby colleges and universities.