Introduction to Warren, Rhode Island
Warren, Rhode Island, in Bristol county, is 6 miles W of Fall River, Massachusetts (center to center) and 44 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts.The town is located in the Providence - Fall River - Warwick metropolitan area. Warren has a population of 11,360.
The Native Americans were the earlier inhabitants of the town of Warren. In fact, the town was originally the site of the Indian village of Sowams. It was first settled by Europeans in 1621. Edward Winslow and Stephen Hopkins were the area's first settlers. A trading post was established in Sowams around 1622 by Plymouth Colony. In 1668, it was incorporated as the township of Sowams. The town was ceded to Rhode Island in 1747 and was renamed Warren. It was named after Admiral Sir Peter Warren, a British naval hero.
Warren and nearby Attractions
- Firemen's Museum
- Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology
- Maxwell House
- Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
- Roger Williams Park Zoo
- Marine Museum at Fall River
Things To Do In Warren
One can visit the Warren Fire Museum, James Maxwell House Museum, and Charles W Greene Museum during their leisure time. The Warren Town Beach is also an ideal destination for fun and relaxation. The Warrens Waterfront Historic District and Touisset Wildlife Refuge are also worth visiting. You can enjoy shopping at the Ocean State Plaza Shopping Center.
Theodore Francis Green State Airport is the nearest airport.
Warren Higher Education
Roger Williams University and Bristol Community College are nearby.