Introduction to South Kingstown, Rhode Island
South Kingstown, Rhode Island, in Washington county, is 18 miles S of Warwick, Rhode Island (center to center) and 67 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts.The town is located in the Providence - Fall River - Warwick metropolitan area. South Kingstown has a population of 27,921.
South Kingstown History
South Kingstown was established in 1657. The town was incorporated in 1723. During King Phillip's War of 1675, South Kingstown was the site of the Great Swamp Fight. The town also has a number of National Historic Places such as Dewey Cottage, Kingston Village Historic District, Washington County Court House, and Silas Mumford Site.
South Kingstown and nearby Attractions
- Tri-Pond Park
- Museum of Primitive Art and Culture
- Trustom Pond National Wildlife Refuge
- Watson House
- Commodore Oliver Perry Farm
- Roger W. Wheeler State Beach
Things To Do In South Kingstown
While staying in South Kingstown, you can spend your leisure time at Roy Carpenters Beach, Willow Dell Beach, Browning Beach, East Matunuck State Beach, and South Kingstown Town Beach. You can also visit the Great Swamp Wildlife Reservation, Peace Dale Historic District, Truston Pond National Wildlife Refuge, and Kingston Village Historic District. The Wakefield Mall Shopping Center, Colonial Shopping Center, Belmont Shoppers Park Shopping Center, and Dale Carlia Shopping Center offer wonderful shopping experiences.
South Kingstown Transportation
Flights are available from Theodore Francis Green State Airport.
South Kingstown Higher Education
Higher educational facilities are provided at the University of Rhode Island, Roger Williams University, Community College of Rhode Island, and several other colleges and universities.