Introduction to Tiverton, Rhode Island
Tiverton, Rhode Island, in Newport county, is 6 miles SW of Fall River, Massachusetts (center to center) and 51 miles S of Boston, Massachusetts.The town is located in the Providence - Fall River - Warwick metropolitan area.
Tiverton was initially incorporated in 1694 and was part of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. It was ceded to Rhode Island in 1746. Later in 1747, it was reincorporated as a town of Rhode Island. It was named after the Village of Tiverton in England. Although it was primarily a farming community, a small number of residents were also involved in fishing and boat construction. Another chief industrial pursuit of the area was the manufacturing of menhaden oil. Cotton and woolen mills were also established in the town in 1811.
Tiverton and nearby Attractions
- Ruecker Wildlife Refuge
- Chase-Cory House
- Fort Barton
- Marine Museum at Fall River
- Blithewold Mansion, Gardens & Arboretum
- Newport Butterfly Zoo
Things To Do In Tiverton
While in Tiverton, one can visit Fogland Beach, which provides an excellent windsurfing area. There is a wonderful view of the Portsmouth shoreline and Sakonnet River from the beach. Grinnell's Beach is also worth visiting. The Seapowet Marsh and Point Fishing Area has various coastal habitats and is popular for shellfishing. Shopping can be enjoyed at the Grand Central Shopping Center.
Air transportation is available from Theodore Francis Green State Airport.
Tiverton Higher Education
Roger Williams University, University of Massachusetts-Dartmouth, and Bristol Community College are some of the nearby universities and colleges.