Introduction to East Greenwich, Rhode Island
East Greenwich, Rhode Island, in Kent county, is 3 miles SW of Warwick, Rhode Island (center to center) and 52 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts.The town is conveniently located inside the Providence - Fall River - Warwick metropolitan area.
East Greenwich History
East Greenwich was officially incorporated in 1677. The town was named after the town of Greenwich, England. The land was given to King Charles II of England in 1644 by the Pequot Indians. The Town Hall of East Greenwich was built in 1804 and was originally named as Kent County Courthouse. The town served as one of five capitals of Rhode Island until 1854. It is also the birthplace of the American Navy, which was established by a resolution passed on June 12, 1775, by the Rhode Island General Assembly.
East Greenwich and nearby Attractions
- Varnum House Museum
- England Wireless & Steam Museum
- Roger Williams Park Zoo
- Haines Memorial State Park
- Yawgoo Valley
- Goddard Memorial State Park
Things To Do In East Greenwich
While staying in East Greenwich, one can spend their leisure time at the Davis Memorial Wildlife Refuge. The East Greenwich Historic District is also worth visiting. It is also home to the New England Wireless and Steam Museum and Varnum Military Museum. The town has several houses of worship including East Greenwich Baptist Church, East Greenwich United Methodist Church, and Saint Lukes Episcopal Church.
East Greenwich Transportation
Theodore Francis Green State Airport is nearby.
East Greenwich Higher Education
Community College of Rhode Island and New England Institute of Technology are the nearest colleges.