Introduction to West Greenwich, Rhode Island
West Greenwich, Rhode Island, in Kent county, is 11 miles SW of Warwick, Rhode Island (center to center) and 58 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts. The town, which benefits from easy access to nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Providence - Fall River - Warwick metropolitan area, has a population of approximately 5,085.
West Greenwich History
West Greenwich was separated from the vacant Narragansett country tract by a deed in 1709. In 1740, a petition was submitted to Governor Richard Ward to establish a separate town. West Greenwich was incorporated as a town in 1741, by request of freemen in the area. It was named after Greenwich, Kent in England.
West Greenwich and Nearby Attractions
- Tomaquag Museum
- Goddard Memorial State Park
- Hidden Meadows Farm
- Museum of Natural History
- Stepping Stone Ranch
- Harmony Homestead
Things To Do In West Greenwich
While at West Greenwich, people may visit nearby museums like South County Museum, Tomaquag Museum, and the Museum of Natural History. Other interesting places include Leyden Tree Farm, Hidden Meadows Farm, Arcadia Management Area, and Step Stone Falls. There are recreational opportunities available at parks like Beavertail State Park, and Goddard Memorial State Park. Hopeville Pond State Park provides opportunities for camping, mountain biking, boating, fishing, hiking, and picnicking.
West Greenwich Transportation
New Bedford Regional airport is nearby.
West Greenwich Higher Education
Colleges near West Greenwich include Providence College, Rhode Island College, New England Institute of Technology, Brown University, and Bryant College.