Introduction to Lincoln, Rhode Island

Lincoln, Rhode Island, in Providence county, is 4 miles NW of Pawtucket, Rhode Island (center to center) and 35 miles SW of Boston, Massachusetts.The town is conveniently located inside the Providence - Fall River - Warwick metropolitan area.

Lincoln History

Lincoln was first settled during the 17th century. The early settlers built unique, Rhode Island style houses which were called stone-enders. One of the major occupations of Lincoln has been limestone, which has existed at the village of Lime Rock since colonial times. Lincoln was originally part of Smithfield. In 1871, it was split off and named after Abraham Lincoln. It developed into an important mill town during the late 1800s with several textile factories along the Blackstone River.

Lincoln and nearby Attractions

  • World War II Memorial State Park
  • Snake Den State Park
  • Olney pond
  • Lincoln Country Club
  • Louisquisset Golf Club
  • Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design

Things To Do In Lincoln

Those who enjoy the local history should visit Arnold House, a stone-ender that was built in 1687. The Lincoln Woods State Park is a great place for outdoor recreation and includes an outdoor ice rink, beach, fishing, and trails. There are also a few golf courses, ponds, and lakes in the surrounding areas.

Lincoln Transportation

Logan International Airport is the nearest major airport.

Lincoln Higher Education

Providence College, Rhode Island College, Bryant College, and Brown University are nearby.

Lincoln Almanac

County Providence County
Standard Zip Codes2865
Phone Area Codes401
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude41.91
Approximate Longitude-71.45

Lincoln Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance14.1 miles
Jan Temp13 to 38 F
Apr Temp35 to 59 F
Jul Temp60 to 84 F
Oct Temp37 to 64 F
Annual Precip48.7 inches
Distance16.1 miles
Jan Temp17 to 35 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp61 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 61 F
Annual Precip53.1 inches
Distance26.9 miles
Jan Temp12 to 34 F
Apr Temp34 to 57 F
Jul Temp59 to 82 F
Oct Temp36 to 61 F
Annual Precip48.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income

Lincoln Public Libraries

Lincoln Public Library
Lincoln, Rhode Island
(401) 333-2422

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Lincoln Public Schools

Blackstone Valley Prep
3 Fairlawn Way
ZIP: 2865
(401) 475-2680
Total Enrollment 332
Davies Career-tech High School
50 Jenckes Hill Road
ZIP: 2865
(401) 728-1500
Total Enrollment 826
Lincoln Central Elem.
1081 Great Road
ZIP: 2865
(401) 334-2800
Total Enrollment 323
Lincoln Middle School
152 Jenckes Hill Road
ZIP: 2865
(401) 721-3400
Total Enrollment 775
Lincoln Senior High School
135 Old River Road
ZIP: 2865
(401) 334-7500
Total Enrollment 918
Lonsdale Elementary
270 River Road
ZIP: 2865
(401) 725-4200
Total Enrollment 312
Saylesville Elementary
50 Woodland Street
ZIP: 2865
(401) 723-5240
Total Enrollment 255

Lincoln Private Schools

The Spurwink School
365 River Rd
ZIP: 2865
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 28
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